2014 Adventures

Water Activity Day

Sutton District Cubs amassed at Wimbledon Park Water Sport Centre for a day learning about boating

The Boats are out

The Boats are out

I decided that I needed

I can show you

I can show you

a closer inspection of these dinghies so sought out a suitably dressed helper. She had her buoyancy aid on ready. She was not allowed on the water yet as she was not yet 8.

The children put all their kit in a fenced area and were divided into 4 groups. This meant there would be three switches during the day so that every child had a go at kayaking, bell boating, sailing and the water games.

That looks fun

That looks fun

I decided that I would keep an eye on the water Games with my little friends and Akela from 1st Cheam

Run

Run

Can't catch me

Can’t catch me

 

The water games for the first group were over so after a drink I thought I would look to see what else was going on

Kayaking

Kayaks were coming in

Kayaks were coming in

Is this land moving

Is this land moving

The noise levels indicated they had been enjoying themselves, but some kit needed to be changed as they were quite wet.

Sun tan lotion also needed to be applied as the sun was very hot.

 

Sailing

The next group ready

The next group ready

Not  as easy as it looks

Not as easy as it looks

Time to tie up.

Time to tie up.

Not the easiest of days as there was no wind to help us

Bell Boating

Here we go

Here we go

Lots in one boat

Lots in one boat

We discovered that we all needed to work together to make this one go.

It was a long boat compared to the dinghies

 

 

At the end of the day the Cubs had all completed their Water Activity Badge and would be entitled to at least On the Water stage 2 Badges. They were very tired, but seemed very happy.

 IT Badge Day

Saturday 26th April 2014 saw Carshalton Boys Sports College opening their doors to their IT Suite, thanks to Phil Brittain and his staff.DSC05411

I have never seen so many different screens in one place and neither had my friend Ken.
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The Cubs all registered and were split into eight different groups.They started their first base after handing in their posters on 100 years of Cub Scouting. I had lots of fun looking at them, but was glad I was not judging for the prize in each age group.

DSC05394  The IT technician from the school very kindly came down and having listened to the criteria made a good decision in each age group.

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All the Cubs had to undertake various elements of Stage 2 IT badge. They are all so knowledgeable these days, but felt they had learned lots of new information

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All the children thought the animation base was brilliant and I have to agree it was great fun, but the tablets they were using to design an IT Badge was my favourite

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THANKS TO Carshalton Boys Sports College

 

I was allowed to sit on the stage with some Beavers from 3rd Carshalton Group. There were lots of Beavers from other groups at the Pantomime.3rd Cheam Beavers

I was even allowed on the stage with the members of the cast. We did not have to be quiet all the time and there was lots of shouting out allowed.Aladin 1

I really enjoyed my weekend, but have now to prepare to go to Canada.

Cub Scout District Quiz

My joker is ready.  Will anyone be in my team?

My joker is ready.
Will anyone be in my team?

Sutton Cubs were holding their District Quiz selection so I went along with my joker. I hoped I could join in, but the teams were all representing their packs, so I had to watch. The winning three teams are selected to go to the County Quiz in March.

The questions were a bit hard for me, but I can not tell you what they were as other Districts have not held their Quizzes yet.

Chocolate Birthday Cake

I then went into the kitchen and spied a very yummy looking birthday cake. One of the Cubs had postponed his birthday treat of a visit to The Spectrum to represent his pack. I thought this was a very special action on his 9th birthday so gave him a present of a book on Space.

Some funny answers here!

Some funny answers here!

The professional adult scorers did allow me to help mark one round, because I had an answer sheet, but the Cubs did not get them all correct. They all seem to be having a great time and my ADC had to remind them not to speak too loudly or they would have given the other teams the answer.

There were many rounds and when all the scores were added up it was very close, but what a success for 1st Belmont Group. Their packs took first and second place.

Congratulations to all the packs that took part and a certificate was presented to each team before I helped present the Trophy.

Last place in 2013 but First place in 2014

Last place in 2013 but First place in 2014

After a good night rest following my participation with the Cubs I was off to see a Pantomime! with the Beavers.

 

 

 

 

 

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