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.


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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
Jackson Rogers"Limmershin"
Jackson Rogers
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
 

 Term 1 2020

Week Explorer Pack Pioneer Pack Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location Replies Due Leader
 1 Wed 29 Jan Wed 29 Jan Water Games  Hall   One-Tonner
 2 Mon 3 Feb Wed 5 Feb   Environmental Games + parent meeting Hall   One-Tonner
3 Mon 10 Feb Mon10 Feb  Bicycle Night Macquarie Hospital   Bagheera
4 Mon 17 Feb Wed 19 Feb  Founders Day Hall   Bagheera
  Sat 22 Feb Sat 22 Feb Founders Day - District Cub Event Field of Mars Reserve 19 Feb One-Tonner
 5 Mon 24 Feb Wed 26 Feb  Cemetery Tour Field of Mars Cemetery   One-Tonner
  Sun 1 Mar Sun 1 Mar Clean Up Australia Day - Group Activity Magdala Reserve   One-Tonner
 6 Wed 4 Mar Wed 4 Mar  Environment Hall   One-Tonner
 7 Mon 9 Mar Wed 11 Mar  Cooking Hall   Bagheera
 8 Mon 16 Mar Wed 18 Mar  Rally Games Hall   One-Tonner
 9 Mon 23 Mar Wed 25 Mar  Scientific Discovery Hall   One-Tonner
 10 Mon 30 Mar Wed 1 Apr  Craft Hall   Bagheera
 11 Mon 6 Apr Wed 8 Apr  Craft Hall    Bagheera
      Holidays      
  Sat 25 Apr Sat 25 Apr   Anzac Day Services N.Ryde / W.Ryde / H.Hill    One-Tonner