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Trading Post practice

6 February 2014

With one month gone already in 2014, we started the first meeting in February with a Trading Post Practice! Ziggy had mistakenly thought the District Trading Post competition was on 14th February – it’s actually on the 14th March! (- sorry)

For anyone who might not be aware of what a Trading Post is: the Cubs earn some “money” (points) to start their trading with. They then “spend” points to attempt tasks which, upon successful completion, they earn lots more! In our practice tonight, the Cubs had the opportunity to earn up to 200 points for being able to recite their Promise:


 and another 200 points for knowing the Cub Law:


However! If the Cub needed help to repeat either of the above then they lost 10 points!

So, once they had their starting points then they went round a number of bases that had been setup in the room. The 8th Carlton Scout Troop were manning the bases and were able to take it in turns to join in also. Each base would have a different Task to complete such as the old Scout favourite, tying knots; there was also identifying places on a map; identifying characters from the Jungle Book, etc. We also setup an activity game where Cubs could earn points for each bean bag they could get to accurately land in a target 🙂 It would cost the Cubs maybe 20 or 30 points to attempt a given task but if they succeeded then they maybe earned 200 points or similiar. Therefore the goal was to see who had the most money left at the end!

Ziggy put together the below list of Logos that the Cubs had to try and guess what they were! It cost 50 points to enter and they got 5 points for each logo guessed correctly! How many can you get?? 🙂 (click the image below to download a PDF)


The hour and a half of this evening seemed to fly past – perhaps helped by some excellent buns that one of the Cubs, Henry U, had made in order to complete one of the final tasks to earning his Chef badge! They were a treat, Henry – great job!

Awards: Sammy R was presented with his Creative Challenge badge and Jacob H got his Chef badge – well done both!


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