Sutton Cubs have celebrated the centenary of Cub Scouting throughout the year with a vibrant and exciting programme of activities for our Cub Scouts. This page shows the various Pack’s memories of the year. The major events like CUBJAM & CUBARNIVAL have their own page, as so much took place.
To complete our special year all the packs were encouraged to hold a Promise Renewal Ceremony. Some Pack joined together to party and others held sleepovers. Here are a few of the pictures received of a special time. Starting with 11th & 15th Wallington.
8th Cheam held a sleepover before going to the pantomime.
14th Wallington celebrated in their PJ’s before watching the Jungle Book
1st Cheam, 3rd Cheam and 8th Sutton joined together for a Promise Renewal Christmas Party with individual cakes.Old Cub games Staves and Kims, before the feast
9th Cheam had to hit a pinata before the sweets were up for grabs after their Promise renewal.
Our newest group enjoyed making Hot Air Balloons to end their term and renewed their promise as Alan was invested as a Leader to support the 18 Cubs at the school.
3rd Carshalton Entertain
The pack celebrated their final meeting with some entertainment and the award of three Chief Scout Silver Awards. I was invited along to see the performance. Lots of good singing and special poems. Their Christmas Jumpers were inspirational. Father Christmas was quite happy too.
A wonderful group photograph of all the colourful Christmas Jumpers
3rd Cheam Does Jungle Book
The Set is ready. Awaiting our Guests The cast makeup is applied by Gemma. Bradley prepares the lights and sound
Snacks in the interval – Snaggles is never far from the food
Cast and Crew (Snaggles could not resist a photo opportunity)
A huge 3rd Cheam ‘BRAVO’ to everyone involved in a great evening, organised and run completely by Young Leaders Bradley and Libby and their friend Gemma.
Saturday saw Sutton District Cubs assemble for their annual Scientist Badge Day at Overton Grange School. 93 badges
There were eight bases in total. Magnetism, flame tests, acid alkali testing, filtration, chromotography, microscopes, circuits and flight
The two favourite bases were The balloon cars and Midair flight
Annual Cub Scout Challenge Trophy.
Teams from all Packs are invited to take part in eight different bases.
Communication, Compass, Tents, Emergency Aid, Nature, Firelighting, knots and Tracking. Core activities for Cub Scouts. They have to work as a team of 4 to undertake the subject and get marks for teamwork and achievement.
Thanks to Ken Smith for his enthusiasm we did get some smoke and flickers of flame.
Saba & Joe felt they had all made a good effort, but needed to keep reassuring their patients
Knotting, and ropes are still a mystery even if you have just tied a reef knot it would appear from these faces.
Tent Knowledge is improving as more of our Cubs manage to get away under canvas said Matt.
Trees and Leaves. Nature identification. A interesting base for some as we are a town based District was the explanation. Our parks across the area have masses of trees.
The points were all submitted and totalled and the eventual places were
3rd 5th Carshalton (Floyd), 2nd 1st Belmont and 3rd Carshalton Winners
Congratulations to all who took part.
A New Term
The most important part of camp is though the food and eating . Therefore there is always making fires and backwoods cooking a must for all Cubs
Kubb is a favourite whatever group you are with.
Some holiday pictures from America.
Flying to O’Hare Airport Chicago. I love planes.
I managed to visit a Chicago Cubs Baseball game.
Then it was time to think about Nashville. The County Music Hall
Music from this part of the Country is very famous. A weekly concert is held at The Grand Ole Opry. I joined in too!
I managed to find an interesting car that used to be in a television series in England called The Dukes of Hazzard. A Marine who use to be a Scout. He let me try his hat on for size. I relaxed in a beautiful chair at Nashville’s airport.
Thank you for some great adventures with Kevin and Clare 5th Carshalton Floyd Pack.
HAVING AN ADVENTURE
Sutton Cubs Mystery Trip
An assortment of young oyster cards and day travel cards in hand, we boarded the train to Victoria. We then transferred to the District line Tube, but found that there were signalling problems, so decided to take the Victoria Tube line instead. It was a long walk to this platform so they would have liked to sit down, but it was only one stop to Green Park to change to the Piccadilly Line. It was then seven stops to Hammersmith Broadway where we got on a number 9 modern bus to Brook Street. Then we entered a building and our mystery adventure started.
All this for the Autumn Make Do Share Magazine
We had pizza for lunch and then I bet you cannot guess what the Cubs were doing here or why?
Later in the day we left our special activity and started the journey home. The signalling problem had been solved, so it was a quicker trip home to parents waiting at Sutton station
The District Centenary Trophies were presented at Cubarnival
In joint 2nd Place was 3rd Carshalton and 3rd Cheam, but the winners with 16 nights away in the year were 1st Cheam
3rd Cheam Do a good turn.
The challenge set was to collect 100 pieces of litter
I think they must have been very much appreciated by the amount they collected. Full bags
Well done for a very good turn and keeping the Cubs law and promise
14th Wallington Go for a Ride.
Now let us have a relay.
Not sure who the winner was, but everyone had a good evening
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY
Congratulations to our Queen as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
We all like parties and last week I joined 3rd Cheam for their Street Party! I had to help with the preparations.
Fun and Games for everyone
As if that wasn’t enough …
In June the group Celebrated the presentation of an Award of Merit to an ASL Gary & of 4 Chief Scout Silver award at their Annual General Meeting. In true tradition there had to be a cake
Then my friend 3rd Sedgley Snaggles and I watched while the decoration took place
Here are two of the Cubs cutting the cake for all to eat.
They were also presented with the fifth 500 point certificate of the Cubs 100 District Challenge.
District Challenge 500 points
Since Half term 14th Wallington, 3rd Cheam, 3rd Carshalton, 11th Wallington & 1st Cheam have received their certificates and prize
Only three weeks to go until the Winning trophy will be presented at CUBARNIVAL
Then some Athletic Badge activities for 11th Wallington Cubs
Cubjam Report on a separate page, but just a taster
8th Sutton Trinity
Special Cubs 100 meeting. The original law of the Wolf Cubs.
Each pack would have a totem pole to attach ribbons to when badges were awarded & the top award was The Leaping Wolf Badge. The pack made an example of a modern day Totem pole.
All prepared and ready to start preparing bunting and their flag for Cubarnival.
5th Carshalton (Arthern) Pack
The tree shows the cubs and the grand scale of the largest plain tree in London.
The third set of photos shows the water tower which is in St Philomena’s School grounds.
The final location was the historic bakery run by one of our ACSL’s family.
The Stennings bakery, where he made us all a batch of do nuts! They were delicious.
A very pleasant evening was had by all…
14th Wallington Shelter Building
Digital Citizen Badge
Once again Carshalton Boys Sports College opened their Computer suite so our Cubs could have a fun morning of activities. Thanks to Phil Brittain and his staff
34 Cubs from across the District will roll across The Praries to Tombstone Subcamp to srt up SUNTOT Teepee for Cubjam 2016.
Our sleepover adventures.
I met our Mascots OTE and Little Ote
Totem Pole making
Our tribe medallions
Followed by lots of games, Costume designing and our wonderful headdresses
Then we made some Wind Chimes for our Teepee before we undertook an Eagle Egg Hunt.
The weekend finished with learning some Native American songs
We are the Red Men and Land of the Silver Birch
We are all prepared now for our exciting adventure in May when we join over 1000 other Cubs at CUBJAM
Early season sleepover at Wilberforce Scout Centre
Breakfast was good
Learning some knots and then our Cub Scouts Own with our GSL. More Nights Away points for the Disatrict Centenary Challenge
3rd Cheam at Easter
We found 99. Do not know where the missing one went
SUNTOT Reservation Cubs
Sutton United supported our Cubjam Cubs with a bucket collection
We raised an amazing £176. Thank You SUFC Supporters
3rd Carshalton – Reptile Encounter
11th Wallington – Coombe Farm Lloyds Park
Astronomers Badge, Communication & Entertainment.
All finished off with a campfire where a new leader from Spain was invested into the group on his first Nights Away adventure in England and has taken the name Hathi.
14th Wallington -Scooter Rally
They were off and then for a fast change over and off the next one went
1st/16th Sutton – A new experience
A Yoga lesson and a new skill for Cubs Sitting Still.
Now for some movement.
Peace and calm to all maybe
8th Cheam Sleepover
Breakfast, a new Friend and muddy boots at 8th Cheam Sleepover, followed by kit storage but I was not allowed on the ladder.
Making bunting for CUBARNIVAL and The Bug Hotel
Lots of empty room at the moment, but all creatures welcome.
District Chess Tournament
The Brian Fisher Team Trophy went to 1st Wallington Cubs
The individual winner from 3rd Beddington
1st Cheam Farm to Fork Trail
Hope they may know their Salmon from their Mackerel & a Prawn from a Trout.
14th Wallington Spring Nights Away.
I had a great time Thank you to all who had fun this weekend
1st/16th Sutton Cubs having fun from the Resource book
One legged hand wrestling.
An Autumn camp at Park Farm. Banstead District campsite. The Beavers were joining in the FUN
Pioneering ropes and staves at the ready to make something.
3rdCarshalton are hanging free on the High Ropes at Gilwell Park
11th Wallington Cubs having fun in the woods
1st Cheam Cubs on the climbing Wall, an obstacle Course and Bivouacing
In July Packs from across the District took part in Water Activity Day on Wimbledon Pond.
Pictures of Sutton Cubs getting Adventurous for the celebration of 100 years of Cub Scouting