Falcon Pack June 2016

Falcon Pack June 2016

It has been another busy month for Falcon Pack as they started the month by playing games on Hammersmith park and having a go at racing the Scout Cars around the car park on Asher Lane at the end of the night we invested Joseph one of the new Cubs who have just moved up from Beavers. The following week we started working towards the team work and team leader badges by designing  games that each six had to run the following week. We had some very good game ideas including obstacle courses, a new parachute game, head cricket and many more. After designing the games the week after we ran the games that we had designed for the other cubs to play. Each six ran a game, with each cub having their own job which included reading the instructions and keeping score. By doing this we have got a lot closer to earning our teamwork and team leader challenge badges. Lastly we spent a very wet evening at Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre in Long Eaton kayaking on the River Trent. We all piled in the minibus and drove down to get very wet. We learnt how to paddle forwards, and backwards as well as turn around. Once we had mastered these we played a game where the team holding the rubber duck at the end of the time won.   We have another busy month ahead with the Scout Car Races and the Drum Hill Cubs100 Adventure camp to look forward and a huge thank you to the leaders who have helped out each week. Roll on July...
Falcon Pack May 2016

Falcon Pack May 2016

We have been working towards the World Challenge badge this month by going on a walk around Ripley to see what services local people could use. We spotted the library, the park, the ambulance station and lots more. One of the Cubs spotted 60 things! We finished off at Ripley’s Fish and Chip Shop at the bottom of Oxford Street where we all had chips. A big thank you to Ripley’s for their generous discount on the chips that we ordered.   The following week we carried on with the world challenge badge by making fat feeders for the birds in our gardens and looking at the Cub Scout promise and how we do our best, as well as what we could maybe do better at. We had a night making wesak lanterns, from the Buddhist festival. To make them we used bendy straws and lots of tissue paper, we had some realy good lanterns at the end of the night. The final week we tried to finish off as much of the totem pole as we could. A couple of the Cubs finished painting the head we have made from paper mache, while everyone else made lots and lots of paper ribbons which we will use whenever anyone gets a badge, they can write their name and the badge they have got and stick it to the totem pole. We finished May off with a weekend full of adventure at Walesby Forest for their Cubs100 camp. Three nights camping over 30 different activities, and not a lot of sleeping. The leaders now have 28 badges to give out...
Monday at Walesby

Monday at Walesby

A lot of tired faces in the morning as the leaders woke the Cubs up for breakfast and to pack their kit away. All of the Cubs had to pack up all their clothes into their bags and clear their tents so that when the parents arrived they could be taken time. It took quite a long time for the Cubs to get their tents sorted out but as soon a they got them cleared they were allowed out to take part in the activities going on in the morning.   It is no easy feat to strike camp when you have so many Cubs and Leaders. We are very grateful to the parents that came early to give the lend a hand packing equipment away as it is hard work. Once the tents were down they were packed into a van and taken back to the Scout Hut.   While the adults had been busy sorting the camp out the Cubs had been busy making in the craft tents, riding the quad bikes, climbing the wobble pole, and shooting arrows at the Archery range. The Cubs have managed to pack in so many activities this weekend they’ll be due a lot of badges when they go back to Cubs. Camp was dismissed when the activities had finished and all the Cubs had returned. Each Cub received a badge for their camp blanket to show that they have been to...
Sunday at Walesby

Sunday at Walesby

A much better night’s sleep last night than Friday! We started off with breakfast as usual, and off to the morning activities all around the site. With a lot of Cubs finding the craft tent and making their own bags as well as lots of other crafts. The Red Arrows Flight simulator thrilled the Cubs as they twisted and turned through the sky. At lunch time there was a street party in front of the main stage where all of the camp came together to have their lunch, followed by the Scout Radio team playing music. The BBC where also around with a camera so you might be able to see us on the news! In the afternoon the swimming pool opened and some very brave Cubs took a dip in what turned out to be a very cold swimming pool. Other Cubs tried their hand at Archery and flew down the zip wire with speed. After a dinner of chicken curry the Cubs were ambushed by the leaders with an array of water balloons. However this backfired when I ended up soaked more than the Cubs. In the evening all of the leaders had a go at the bag drop, but from the top board. Everything is saying don’t jump but you can’t argue with 33 Cubs chanting JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! Once the sky had gone dark the closing ceremony finished off with a amazing firework display. It didn’t take long for the Cubs to go to sleep tonight either, but we have an early start in the morning to get our kit all packed up ready for...
Saturday at Walesby

Saturday at Walesby

Camp had settled down around 1am and had woken up by 5am. It is waaay to exciting to sleep at cub camp. We were booked into lake activities in the morning so after a full English breakfast and the washing up done we set off for the lake. All the cubs had a go rafting, canoeing, kayaking and body boarding down a water slide. It was great fun and a little bit cold. Once we had returned to camp and dried off the cubs were given free roam of the site to go and have a go at any of the activities they liked the look of. Lunch consisted of a range of sandwiches and crisps. We also started tucking into the pile of cakes donated by parents. After lunch a lot of the cubs went off to queue up early for activities especially the bag drop. Some of the other activities that our cubs have done include quad biking, climbing, a cave maze and a brilliant Harris Hawk display. Spaghetti Bolognese was for tea tonight before heading off for the evening entertainments like the camp fire and fun fair rides. With a large group having a go at Air Rifle Shooting. After an adventure packed day the cubs were all in bed and quite for 11.30 this evening giving us leaders more time for good nights sleep ready for another day of exciting...