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2 October 2015

What a great evening at 8th Carlton Cubs tonight!

Our topic tonight was teamwork and after a short introduction the Cubs were soon engaged in forum style activities planning out a camp. There were no guidelines, they had to decide what, how, where, when and the type of activities they would like to try out. The Cubs worked as a team to plan everything including the food they would like to eat on camp.

We now have the skeleton of 4 cub camps that we will be looking at further in the future and all Cubs will be involved in the planning of the finer details needed to make this happen.



Some of the Cubs suggested 10 day camps, others wanted 1 or 2 days, some wanted fresh home cooked food, others favoured getting takeout at every meal, and some wanted luxury lodge style accommodation while others wanted go backwoods style and build dens and shelters.

The one common theme that everyone asked for or suggested was adventure. They wanted adrenalin pumping activities that made them work hard, play harder and take pride in their achievements.

As leaders we will be working to incorporate all the ideas into a manageable format so that the Cubs will have ownership of the camp and will be involved in all the stages of planning, running and organising it. We feel this is important that we are working with the Cubs rather than doing it for them to build their own self confidence and increase their ability.

The cub pack currently is short of Sixers and Seconders and we are now looking for the Cubs who are showing maturity, good behaviour and leadership skills. I am pleased to say that we already have several Cubs who are working hard toward this and will be making announcements in the next few weeks.

The Cubs were challenged in each six to move a ball across the room, without touching it, using a rubber band, six pieces of string and two cups and all had to play an equal part in the movement.


There were many variations tried, a few interesting ideas were seen but the Cubs soon worked out how to do this and started organising themselves to get the challenge completed.

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