Cubs

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Cubs is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 years. After they turn 11, they can commence linking up to Scouts.

1st East Ryde have two Cub packs that have identical programs run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Pack meet on Mondays 6:30 - 8pm during school term
  • Pioneer Pack meet on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm during school term

Some meetings are held together or on other nights, so please always check our program and calendar.

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN OUR MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD ONLINE - SEE BELOW.


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Aims

  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to, or continue to develop within the world of Scouting;
  • To begin developing, or continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside of school and sports;
  • To become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an uncompetitive atmosphere.

Typical Activities

Cubs begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Cubs. As an 8 year old they are encouraged to aim for their "Bronze Boomerang" badge which they will only receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like cleanliness, home and road safety, knot and rope skills, Scouting and self expression.

At 9 and 10 years of age they will be encouraged to do their "Silver Boomerang", followed by their "Gold Boomerang", which continue on the themes learnt in the Bronze Boomerang, but at a more advanced level. There are many achievement badges our youth members can earn, including swimming, cycling, and first aid.

Over the past few years several have achieved the ultimate award for cub scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.

At 1st East Ryde, our Cubs typical weekly meetings are divided into 3 - 4 different activities in no particular order:

  • Stories - Our Leaders will tell stories about Baden-Powell (the founder of the Scouting movement) and the interesting life he had, as well as stories about our wonderful country, Australia;
  • Games - There are literally hundreds of different games our leaders know and teach our children to play. Some have a Scouting connections that actually teaches while they are played and others are simply for fun;
  • Arts and Crafts - Cubs will often sit around a table and do various sorts of craft that help to develop their skills and understanding of life in general. They might make a sailing boat or a plane and learn the various parts that make them work;
  • Community Service - Along with our Leaders our Cubs participate in our local Memorial March on ANZAC Day, and participate in initiatives like Landcare and National Tree Day;
  • Outdoor Activities - Our Cubs do a number of outdoor activites, such as visiting local community services and taking part in physical activities like swimming and indoor rockclimbing. We do bush walking around our local area, as there are a number of bush tracks in our suburb, some of which start right at the back of our hall. We also go on camps such as "Cuboree" and weekend Pack holidays.

Leaders

 Explorer Pack Leaders (Monday nights)

Steven Green"Bagheera"
Steven Green
Cub Scout Leader

Pioneer Pack Leaders (Wednesday nights)

Phillip"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Relieving Cub Scout Leader
Paul Travis"Baloo"
Paul Travis
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
  

MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES ARE BEING DONE BY SCOUT TEAMS ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

CUBS OF BOTH PACKS MAY ATTEND EITHER MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

SAVE THE DATE! - Youth Programme Training Weekend Saturday 12 + Sunday 13 September 2020

TERM 2 2020:

Week Explorer Pack Pioneer Pack Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location Replies Due Leader
Hol Sat 25 Apr Sat 25 Apr Pack Council - planning meeting; all welcome  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
1 Wed 27 Apr Wed 29 Apr Know the Country  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
2 Mon 4 May Wed 6 May Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
3 Mon 11 May Wed 13 May  Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
4 Mon 18 May Wed 20 May Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
5 Mon 25 May Wed 27 May Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
6 Mon 1 June Wed 3 June Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
7 Mon 8 June Wed 10 June Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
8 Mon 15 June Wed 17 June Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
9 Mon 22 June Wed 24 June Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
10 Mon 29 June Wed 1 July Ideas suggested by Cub Scouts - see below  Online via Teams   Bagheera & OT
      Holidays      
             

Cub Scouts' ideas for our online meetings include:

  • Work out the technology and connect with other cub scouts for online games like chess.
  • Do a bushwalk for exercise; follow a marked trail.
  • Run a kilometre every day.
  • Do something about Anzac Day, such as a virtual tour.
  • Coding activities.
  • Use a skipping rope?
  • Make a big Minecraft world for cub scouts to visit.
  • Do some origami craft.
  • Bake biscuits (for example Anzac biscuits with face).
  • Scavenger hunt, for example finding letters to solve a word puzzle.
  • Make a grass person.
  • Do potato prints.
  • Grow plants in newspaper.
  • Make a gadget with sticks and twine.
  • Build a stretcher between two people

We will decide the order of these during our online meetings as the term progresses.