Cub Scout Annual Report 2017
PIMLICO MUNDINGBURRA CUB SCOUT PACK ANNUAL REPORT
14 JULY 2017
YOUTH PROGRAM LEADERS:
SONIA GRIGG KEEGO, JOANNE COWIE SHADA, NARELLE SHEARDOWN RED, SHAWN JAMES BROLGA, LARNI WALLACE WHITE TIP
There were a few changes of leaders over the past 12 months, Judy Nelson moved to Belgian Garden Scout Group to help them. Narelle (also a Venturer Leader) joined us from Term 3 until last week – sadly she has now moved to Cairns for work. We have had the pleasure of Larni (A Venturer) come and help out with Cubs and will be signing up as a youth helper. We also welcome Shawn as a Leader.
Cub Scouts work on Boomerang Badge work on their meeting nights. There are three levels for different ages, Bronze, Silver & Gold.
Term 2 – Cu-Jo games is hosted by Ingham Scout group. Cubs and Joey Scouts meet for a weekend of fun. The theme was Bush Olympics. We printed shirts for our team uniform, took some large games to share with the other cubs for ‘games night’. Everyone was well behaved and worked as a team; as a result we won the Skip and Sybil Chalmers Trophy.
Term 3 – Kennedy Region Camp “In the Jungle” Our group worked with ‘The Phantom’ as our theme with our gate way of Skull Cave made by the Ventures, with the Joey and Cub Scouts helping out with the accessory pieces, including The Phantom doing the scout sign. This joint effort was visually effective and won us best gate way voted by the other groups of the region.
If you are at the Tarmaroo camp site I believe that Venturers camp site has adopted the skull for their gateway.
For our break up we joined in with the Joey Scouts and visited Billabong Sanctuary. We had 2 Joeys link into Cubs at this outing.
Term 4 – Cubs wrote their Pack Code, as part of the breaking the cycle, anti-bullying program. This is displayed on the wall. We worked on our Water wise and Level 2 space badges.
For our break up we buddied up with the Cub Scouts for a sleep over at Reef HQ. Two more Joeys linked into Cubs.
Term 1 – We looked after our environment by cleaning up Pallaranda beach on clean up Australia Day, with the whole group. We had the police dogs come and visit. The Cubs were lucky enough to have two police officers visit so they were able to do some demonstrations of what the police dogs job entails.
We joined the Joey Scouts in their Toad Day Out Camp, This year our toadal haulage was 22kg with our heaviest toad weigh in at 225 grams. Some of the older Cubs attended Cub Scout Leadership Course on the same weekend.
For our break up we came to the den dressed as cowboys/girls and aliens. Some great costumes!
Term 2 –We went on an outing to the pool and learnt about water safety and many achieved their swimming badges.
Mums were invited to Cubs for the night for Mother’s Day. The Cubs working on their outdoor cooking, cooked up a feast. This was a huge night with 26 cubs and parents in attendance. Rain did not dampen their spirits.
A big thank you to Lenny Pumbaa Strong (GL) for supervising the fire and food, without your assistance things would not have been as successful.
Kennedy Region Cub Camp was held C.S.I. as the theme. Cubs from the entire region camped out at Tarmaroo. (approx. 100 Cubs attended) we camped with Mt Louisa Cubs. Everyone was well behaved and had a blast trying to work out who stole the cookie!
Three weeks later we jumped on the barge and headed over to Magnetic Island for our Pack Holiday. A pack holiday is when you camp just with your section and your group. We had the pleasure of having 15 Cubs attend. The Hawaiian theme was chosen by the Cubs, where we ate pizza, hot dogs, soft chicken tacos and even some Hawaiian traditional desserts. Cubs hiked into Florence Bay to camp at the den. Played beach cricket, had a sand castle challenge, cleaned up rubbish along the beach, played amazing race type games, star gazed and learnt some of the scouting history of Florence Bay, before hiking back out and catch the barge home.
For our break up we invited the Joeys for a Pack Attack. They learnt about what Cubs do, the Jungle book stories and some of the things that Baden Powell taught the Scouts when he took them to Brownsea Island for the 1st Scout camp.
Grey Wolf Award
The Grey Wolf Award is the highest badge that a Cub Scout can earn.
The following Cub Scouts completed this award.
Congratulations for their hard work and dedication goes to:
Matthew Neilson, Audrey Spalding Black, David Szabo, Chelsea Tolentino and Matthew McQueen will complete his in the next couple of weeks.
Term 1 2016 our Cub Pack had 10 cubs. This time last year this had grown to 21.
Currently we have 31 registered Cub Scouts with 2 Joey Scouts linking up and 2 new Chums attending last week. This will almost deem our cub pack as full by the end of this term with 36. Without the leaders and parent helper support this would not have been possible so I would like to take this time to say THANKYOU.
Sonia Grigg CSL