Apache Cub Pack – Review of 2018/19

Another year has flown by and again many activities enjoyed by everybody.

After the May half term, we had various nights out including a trip to the canal to do some first aid practice and Lydiard Park for tracking. We also went to New Road park where we made and launched water rockets.

Summer camp was at Youlbury where we were joined by Explorer Cubs – there were some great activities including crate stacking, archery and wide games. We had a day out to a safety centre which everyone enjoyed and was very informative. On the whole the weather was kind to us although we had a little rain.

After the Summer holidays we started back in September with the Road Safety Badge. In October as part of the Skills Challenge badge we had a visitor who taught the Cubs some taekwondo moves. We also had a Polish night where the Cubs learnt some of the language and ate some typical Polish food.

We did do the swimming badge at Lime Kiln however unfortunately the District swimming gala was cancelled so they Cubs were not able to take part in it.
In November and December there were science experiments carried out for the science badge as well as some model making and paracord/knotting and pioneering activities.

In January we had a hobby night and Cubs came in and talked about their hobbies and bought something with them relating to their hobby – there was a very wide range of hobbies and was an interesting couple of nights.

We also celebrated Burns night with Scottish themed games, eating haggis and drinking iron-bru. A fun evening.

In February and March this year we had a senses night which the Cubs all enjoyed very much and was organised very well by the Young Leader we have helping. We also started on the art badge and disability badge. We had a visitor from the Guide Dog Association, she bought her guide dog with her and she discussed all aspects with the Cubs. Everyone was very well behaved and a learnt a lot about guide dogs and the Association in general.

In March we had a Sixer/Seconder sleepover at the Scout Hut and had a visit out on the Saturday to the REME Museum at Lyneham. All Cubs enjoyed themselves, we were joined by Explorer Cubs. The trip to the Museum went well and was enjoyed by all, especially the dressing up.

As I write we are now preparing for the Summer term including the carnival and Summer camp.

Many thanks to all the Leaders that have helped Apache Cub Pack and all the parents that have volunteered to help us at various events we have gone to – you have all been brilliant.