Falcon Pack – Jan16

  Falcon pack have had a busy start to the year by working towards science badge by growing cress, experimenting with balloon rockets and seeing how different items react with vinegar. We have also launched our cub100 activities by starting to make a totem pole beginning with the wolf head and paper mache. Falcon Pack have been challenged to gain 100 points over the year to win a prize in our cub100 point challenge. Challenges include wearing odd shoes for a night, making a cup of tea, going on a camp, and earning badges. We all signed a necker that we have posted to the county which they will sew together to make one big necker at the adventure camp in July. The cubs also started working towards the first aid badge learning how to reassure a patient and put someone in the recovery position, how to treat burns, how to call 999, and how to use a triangular bandage. We have welcomed 5 new members to our section as Samantha, Lewis, Daniel, Harry, and Robert were invested by Ron Ashton, GSL. We hope they have a great time before they move up to scouts.   Finally, we had an Australian themed night to celebrate Australia day where the cubs made cork hats, and played an Australian cub game called three ball throw. Also we held our own bush tucker trial so if you got a question wrong you had to try one of the “delicacies” such as dog food (mars bar and jelly) bat droppings (chocolate raisins), crocodile snot (cold mushy peas) and frog spawn (tapioca and green...

December’s Activities

December saw the Cubs undertake a night hike from the Scout Hut, over the reservoir to Butterley Train Station and then across the fields and up the Coach Road to McDonalds for Chips on the 1st December. The night hike finished off the requirements for the Navigator badge with the Cubs being presented with their badges at our last meeting. On the 8th December to get in the Christmassy mood we made chocolate Christmas decorations by melting chocolate and getting it to set around some strawberry lace. We then decorated them with the hundreds and thousands and other chocolatey bits. The next task was to create reindeer dust to get the reindeers to stop by our houses on Christmas Eve, we mixed oats, and glitter together, and then wrote a reindeer poem to tie around the top of the bag. Also tonight we were given £5 vouchers from the Committee as a Christmas present. For our last meeting before Christmas we went bowling in Alfreton at the Genesis Centre and at the end we got presented with the Navigator Stage 1 Badges that we have been working towards since October and also Hikes Away Badges for the night hike we did a couple of weeks ago. Ethan was awarded his Martial Arts badge and our leaders and young leaders were given Christmas presents for all of their help and hard work they have put in since we started in November. If you would like to get involved and join Scouting and take part in all of these fun and exciting activities as a Cub or as a Leader then...
Falcon Packs November Report

Falcon Packs November Report

Falcon Pack’s first month of meetings has been an busy one. In the first meeting the Cubs all wrote down what they would like to do on post it notes, it gave the leaders a lot of ideas on what we can do after Christmas. Then we played conkers trying to smash our opponents conkers to become the winner. On the 10th November we had a go at dry swimming in the hall. Swimming up and the down the hall in a relay race, without water and then creating a map of the scout hut as we started working towards the navigator stage 1 badge. We went to Drum Hill on the 3rd meeting to have a go a Archery, this was a great activity that everyone enjoyed, and we would like to thank the county archery team for running the activity for us. During the last week of November we continued working towards the Navigator stage one badge by learning some different map symbols and then locating the scout hut on the ordnance survey maps. Also during November we entered the District Football competition, we played really well and came in third place out of the six teams that entered. If you’d like to get involved as a helper/leader then get in contact via the join page and a member of the leadership team will be in contact or speak to one of the leaders on a section...