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First night back after Summer holidays

4 September 2014

Well, the first night back after the summer holidays was full of new things happening!

We opened as normal in horseshoe, with 24 children making up the Pack!


We then started off by making some changes to the structure of the Pack…

First Akela moved James D who was Sixer for Yellow Six to become Sixer in Blue Six. This was because at the end of the Summer Term the Blue Sixer, Henry M moved up to the Scout Troop.

Then it was with great pleasure that Joe R was promoted from Seconder to Yellow Sixer to take James D’s spot! Well done Joe 🙂


So this naturally now left a Seconder opening – which Akela promoted Grace Kerr into. Well done Grace – looking forward to seeing that Seconder stripe on your arm! 🙂

 Next, there were four new Beavers completing their Moving On process which they had started at the end of last term. Sadly one of the Beavers was ill and so wasn’t with us. However Akela proceeded to invest the other three under the proud eye of their parents.

After being invested the new Cubs where then placed into their new Sixes – Amelia joining Red Six; Alex into Green Six and Elliot into Blue Six. When Harry is better we’ll invest him into Yellow Six.

rakshaAfter all that, Akela made the announcement… that she was going to start to take a back seat a bit – very well earned after many years of dedication to the Cubs and the Carlton ScoutGroup! Helen “Akela” announced that she was handing over to Neil “Ziggy” who will become the next Akela – Cub Scout Leader!

Don’t worry – Helen will still be with us just maybe taking on a bit less than she has been doing, and will now go by the name, “Raksha” meaning Mother Wolf.

Thank you for everything you’ve done, Raksha for the Cub Pack and handing it over to Ziggy – now also to be known as “Akela” – at such a good time with such a strong team of Assistant Cub Scout Leaders.

Awards: Ziggy, in his new role as Akela, got to hand out several badges in closing: Henry U and Ben S both received their Nights Away 5 Staged Badge; Daniel N was awarded his Nights Away 20 Staged Badge AND his Chef Badge; Louis M got his Hobbies Badge; and James D earned his 4 year badge…. and his last two Challenge badgesFitness and Promise Challenge…. now lining him up to receive his Chief Scout Silver Award! Well done James… and the other Cubs receiving badges.


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