New Leaders of the Pack

Our Cub Pack officially welcomed two new members this week: Mark (aka Rikki Tikki Tavi) and James (aka Rama) were invested by Akela and the Cubs.

 

Welcome, Rikki Tikki Tavi

Welcome, Rikki Tikki Tavi

You may well recognise Mark and James – they started as Assistant Leaders last term, and are taking over from Glenn as Leaders running the Pack. We are sure that you will joining us in welcoming them. If you have any questions about Cubs, then please let them know!

 

Rama being invested!

Rama being invested!

By the way, Glenn is not disappearing! He is staying on as Assistant Leader.  We would like to thank him for the huge dedication and energy that he has provided in running a brilliant Pack over the last 18 months.

 

What do Cubs do? Part 1: Pioneering

So what is pioneering? Perhaps it’s best to show some examples. Building rafts out of wooden poles and plastic barrels is pioneering, and requires good knotting skills if you’re not going to sink! The Scouts and Explorers at our recent group camp built these ones (see here), but the Cubs certainly enjoyed having a go on them.

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The Cubs themselves built bridges (big sticks, but no knots!)

Cubs cross a "friction bridge"

Cubs cross a “friction bridge”

and then last week started learning how to build with knots (so they can build the rafts next time).

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Here’s a nifty washstand and a flag pole (and they’re almost staying up by themselves!)

Cubs Winter Camp ’14

It seems like a very long time ago now, but here are some images from our Winter Camp at Phasels Wood.

We built stuff, climbed stuff, burnt stuff, sang loudly and ate loads of cake. A typical Cub camp then! Congratulations to Oliver, Elo and Izzy on being awarded their Chief Scout’s Silver Award (the highest award in Cub Scouting) for the contribution they’ve made to cubs over the last 2 1/2 years.

Remembrance Sunday at Duxford

Cubs were at Duxford for Remembrance Sunday, where they attended a moving and Untitledpowerful memorial service as well as completing their Air Activities badge during their exploration of the museum. Their behaviour during the service was exemplary. Well done Cubs!

Cubs go Geocaching

The cubs had a great time on what was probably the last sunny Sunday afternoon of the IMG_0818year, geocaching in the hills west of Cambridge. Fantastic views, and a great opportunity for map work!