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Haarlem and Unihoc

18 September 2014

Tonight at Cubs we planned to finish the last part – for many of the Cubs – of the Global Challenge Badge, section (1): “Find out about the traditions, culture, food, religion and other interesting characteristics of a country different from your own.”. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, the evening didn’t quite pan out as I’d planned (just sometimes works that way!) and so we’ll revisit the Global Challenge badge sometime later in the Programme I think.

Some Cubs DID get to make some Windmills as part of the “learning about interesting characteristics of another country”, overseen by Keego

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 and Sara “Oo” had got some Stroopwafel (yum!) and cheese as an example of Dutch food

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I also wanted to try and include a bit of Unihoc in the evening with the upcoming District Unihoc Competition in October to try and give many of our Cubs who’d not played it before a taste and to get them interested in putting a team together. I came up with a crazy idea of getting the Cubs to do some Unihoc practice by answering a True of False quiz on the Netherlands and then shooting into one of two goals marked T (True) or F (False).

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That game sort of worked 🙂 We then did some goal scoring practice, with the sixers, Joe and Daniel helping to organise and oversee the game which was a great help, and then at the end of the evening we managed to fit a couple of games of Unihoc in!

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During the Unihoc, I was called away to take part in the Scout Troop’s Bush Tucker Trial! I was blindfolded and then fed several “nasties”, including a cricket and Fuit Bat Brains! yuck! Good job I was blindfolded, as if I’d been able to see what was being offered I wouldn’t have done it! However, the cricket didn’t really tase of anything (more like cardboard!) and the Fruit Bat Brains was actually very tasty!

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Awards: One of our newest Pack members, recently Moved On from Beavers, Elliot F was awarded his 2 year badge; Harry B has also earned this badge but wasn’t here to collect it so we’ll award it next time hopefully; Then I had a stack of badges to hand out to ONE Cub – Blue Sixer, Daniel N (who took up Akela’s Summer Challenge!) and, after presenting me with the evidence at the end of last week’s meeting I awarded his: Camper Badge, Book Reader, Artist and Musician 2 Staged Activity Badge. It was also a pleasure to present him with his Promise Challenge Badge which means he’s now got five out of the six needed to get his Chief Scout’s Silver Award!

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 – Well done Dan!

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