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Semaphore, morse code… and POINTS

5 February 2015

The Cubs finished and were awarded their  Communicator Badge tonight – well done! We’d been working towards this badge over a few weeks – had originally hoped to get it done in two, but it went into three 🙂 See:

To finish the Communicator badge tonight, the Cubs had opportunity to try Semaphore and Morse Code. But first we had a quick “blow out” and played a game of “tummy football” which the Cubs enjoy (I think)

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Then we cracked on with the plan for the evening. Half of the pack went to a different room to try Morse code with torches (unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of this activity), whilst the other half stayed in the lower basement and made semaphore flags with Shen and Raksha and then tried using them.

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At the end of the evening, I got to promote Henry and Imogen to Seconders – they both have shown a great attitude to Scouting and are really engaging with the Cub Scout Programme.

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It was with great pleasure I invested Dennis into our Cub Pack and Red Six. Congratulations, Dennis, and welcome!

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Awards: Elliot F who completed the requirements for THREE badges last week was presented with them: Camper, Outdoor Challenge and Global Challenge and, Nights Away 5 Staged Activity Badge – great work, Elliot. As I announced the previous week, I have started awarding points now for badges earned. For this stack of badges for Elliot, I awarded him 5,000 points for each Challenge badge, and 2,500 points for his Camper badge – he just racked up *** 12,500 points for BLUE six ***! How many should I award for his Nights Away staged badge (if any?).


Go and check how the scores are looking now after a second week earning points…!


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