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 Scout Group has two Cub Scout Units that run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Unit meets on Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Pioneer Unit meets on Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 atmosphere of cooperation.

Programme

In the new Scout Youth Programme, our Cub Scouts are encouraged to LEAD, ASSIST and PARTICIPATE in meetings and activities. Planning is flexible to meet the needs and interests of our Cub Scouts.

Some recent events were highlights for Term 1 2021:

  • Sleepover at our hall Saturday evening 6 February - Sunday morning 7 February
  • Clean Up Australia Day at Magdala Park and adjacent Great North Walk Sunday morning 7 March
  • Camp at Austinmer Scout Hall Friday evening 26 March - Sunday 28 March (check out our Photos under "News & Events").

See below for the Pioneer Unit's proposed programme for Term 2. Both Explorer and Pioneer units join together for many outdoor activities, but the programmes for weeknight meetings vary according to the needs and interests of our Cub Scouts in each Unit.

Typical Activities

Cub Scouts begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. The badge award system carries on their Scouting adventure, through the Scout, Venturer and Rover Units. They are recognised for efforts to Lead, Assist and Participate in the Scouting Youth Programme.

Cub Scouts pursue interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Many of our Cub Scouts have already earned Special Interest Awards (SIAs) in personal activities outside of, but relevant to, the Youth Programme.

We encourage Cub Scouts to lead, assist and participate in Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) in the core areas of:

  • Bushcraft - Pioneering, Survival Skills
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping

We are also interested in the OAS Specialist Areas, at an appropriate level for our Cub Scouts' abilities:

  • Vertical - Abseiling, Caving, Canyoning, Climbing
  • Paddling - Canoeing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Rafting
  • Cycling - Cycling Touring, Mountain Biking
  • Boating - Sailing, Windsurfing
  • Aquatic - Lifesaving, Rescue, Snorkeling, Scuba, Surfing
  • Alpine - Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Shoeing, Snow Camping

Several 1st East Ryde Cub Scouts achieve the Peak Award for Cub Scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award". This is for individuals who want to try a whole range of things and experience a high number of personal challenges, in their own time as well as being involved in the Unit programme..


Leaders

 Explorer Unit Leaders (Monday nights)

Kris Arnold
"Koala"
Kris Arnold
Cub Scout Leader
"Mysa"
Marcus Cocks
Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Pioneer Unit Leaders (Wednesday nights)

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

Explorer Cub Scout Unit Programme for Term 2, 2021:

Term 2

Week:

Date

Meeting Theme /

Special Activity

Milestone

OAS

SIA

Location

Unit

Leader

1

19 Apr

ANZAC Day Meeting

 

Hall

Nick

 

25 Apr

ANZAC Day

Hunters Hill Lodge Time 11am

 

Hunters Hill Lodge

 

2

26 Apr

MD Preparation / Games Night

 

Hall

Samuel

 

2 May

JOTT / Grey Wolf Walk – Olympic Park

 

Olympic Park

 

3

3 May

Mother’s Day Night

 

Hall

 

4

10 May

Cemetery Walk

 

Hall - Field of Mars Cemetery

 

 

15 & 16 May

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

 

Balmoral/ Manly

 

5

17 May

Indoor Rock Climbing - St Leonards

 

St Leonards

 

 

23 May

Canoeing – Details TBA

 

TBA

 

6

24 May

SES Meeting 1

 

Hall

 

7

31 May

Science / Tie Dying

 

Hall

Nick &

Amelie

8

7 Jun

SES Meeting 2

 

Hall

 

9

14 Jun

Sport & Game Night

 

Hall

 

10

21 Jun

Lego Night

 

Hall

Owen & Haydn

Pioneer Cub Scout Unit Programme for Term 2, 2021: 

Date

Activity

Cub(s) Leading

Where

April 21

Kids in charge Crazy night

all

hall

Sun 25

Anzac day

all

Hunters Hill Lodge

28

 

 

 

Sun May 2

Jamboree of the Trail walk

Grey Wolf Hike

Vanessa + Alannah

Olympic park

5

Pet Night

Rosie

Hall and park

12

SES 1

 

 

Hall

Sat/Sun 15/16

Bush walk Stage 3

Older cubs

Spit to Manly

19

Indoor Rock Climbing

 

St Leonards

Sun 23

Canoeing Day

 

 Burns Bay 

26

Baking, Pizza & pancakes

Olivia Sarah Zali Aiden

 Hall

June 2

SES 2

Drawing + Cross Stitching

Vanessa Kiara

 Hall

9

Mad science night

Emma

 Hall

16

Music / Noise / Movie

Eve Alannah Emma All

 Hall

23

Sports night

Nick Rigel Lucas

 Hall

During the term we will also be doing our Earth Tribe “Plastic Tide Turners Challenge”