Our year has been a very busy one: We have been running our term plans and they always have been full of fun and adventure for our Cubs. We have tried to introduce more achievement badge activities into the regular Tuesday nights. This was at the Cubs request via pack council.
We have run some of our programmes with our Venturer pack (Rock Climbing). We have attended district activities, ten pin bowling, BMX days, Scout out and Region Fun Day.
You would be aware that Cuboree was held in January this year with 13 Cubs attending. For this event we grouped with Berowra Cub Pack. It was great success with kids and leaders having a good time. Our Campsite was called Pluto (Space theme). During the Cuboree there was a talent night to which camp Pluto won. We were then given the privilege of performing at the closing ceremony.
The merging of our pack and Berowra was great as everyone got along very well (leaders included) so much so that the Cubs would like to do a joint camp with Berowra in the warmer months. (We have arranged with Berowra to have a camp at Narrabeen Scout Hall later in the year.)
Our boomerang work this year has been a real success with more Cubs receiving their badges than any other year, many thanks to Karen for all her good work.
Also we have two more new Leaders this year that started their training and have already made things easier in our Pack. They are Fletcher ROCK and Rowan KLEIN. I wish them all the best in their Scouting career and I am sure everyone will make them welcome.
Our Pack is very strong, at the moment we have 18 Cubs and 6 Leaders which makes us the envy of other Packs. The pack consists mainly of 8-9 year olds. We have 3 Cubs turning 11 this year and by all accounts they will be heading to Scouts.
Each term we have a weekend bushwalk along one of the local trails. Last month we walked the Hornsby to Crosslands trail and had 18 kids and parents come along, a great turnout for Sunday morning.
We have been going on small walks around the new hall on Tuesday nights, last week we walked to McDonalds brought an ice cream and walked back. The Cubs said that was the best night and could they do it again.
The Pack went to Brooklyn to assist in their Anzac Day Service. It was raining and cold but those who came along helped set up the chairs and hand out programs.
This year the Cubs had Jamboree of the Airways at Asquith Scout Hall. This was a unique experience with Cubs talking to other Cubs from around the world.
I would like to thank Wombat and the committee for all their hard work throughout the year.
In closing the pack in my opinion is in a strong position for the coming year, we have a young pack with a core of about 16 Cubs that attend week in, week out. The Cubs enjoy each other’s company and are only too keen to play games and seek out new adventures.
Yours in Cubing
Akela Jeff Argent