The Shrine of Remembrance holds a Boer War commemoration each year. This is a significant event in Scouting due to Baden-Powell’s involvements in the Boer War. This year Joeys and Cubs attended to earn the “Their Service, Our Heritage” badge. We were lucky enough to meet BP’s grandson, Michael.
Category Archives: Cubs
A new highlight of the Scouting year is Family Camp. This (late) winter 86 people descended on Gilwell Park in Gembrook to enjoy 2 nights of socialising, adventurous activities, bushcraft and camping. All sections and their families took part.
The Pines in Altona is always a popular camp on the Cub agenda. It provides a safe base to develop camping skills, leading to greater challenges.
The Victorian Cuboree is a camp for Cub Scouts, held every three years in the Dandenongs.
3700 Cub Scouts and 1700 adult volunteers came along to 9th Victorian Cuboree from October 2nd-6th, 2017 at Gilwell Park in Gembrook.
5th & 4th Brunswick joined with cubs from Australian International Academy as a part of the Moreland-Darebin pack to enjoy 5 days of fun-filled camping activities. Highlights included a mud run, live shows, Puffing Billy, badge swapping and heaps more!
5th Brunswick Cubs visited Scienceworks Museum on 9 September. Scienceworks is a world-renowned museum in Spotswood, Melbourne, housing cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria.
Displays and activities offered by the museum include hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and tours.
On Saturday the 26 August 5th Brunswick had our Annual Report, Awards and Presentation (ARAP). At the start we did flag break and I broke the flag. Our Group Leader showed us some statistics of all the fundraising and sources of funding. The Joeys Leader did a presentation. It was interesting to see what the Joeys had done over the past year. Then the Cubs Leader came up with some of the Cubs and told us about all of the outings they’d done. It was great that not only a Leader came up but some of the Cubs came up too. Then for the Scout level presentation I gave a speech about what scouting had been like over the past 12 months and talked about what the a Scout troop had done. It was an exciting experience.
After that we had a bush dance. The band was called Blackberry Jam. Before the bush dancing they did whip cracking with us. I got to crack the whip with a Ned Kelly helmet on. Then we did the bush dancing. We did a bit of partner dancing and lots of dancing as a group. My favourite dance was when we went out and around the front of the Scout hall, all linked up as a group. Also we did a role play of Waltzing Matilda and I was the farmer that owned the jumbuck.
Then we had pizza for dinner. There was 40 pizzas and about 30 people, so you could eat as much pizza as you wanted and we still had some left over. So one of my Scout Leaders challenged me and Huon to eat 10 pieces of pizza each and if we did we each got a pizza to take home. I ate 8.5 pieces of pizza and Huon ate 7. I almost passed out. I never did get that pizza to take home!
On 11th March, the Cub Scouts had their first camp for 2017 at The Pines, near the foreshore in Altona.
For many, this was an important opportunity to sleep for two nights under canvas as a step towards earning their Campout Badge – a requirement for Cuboree!
Cubs put up their own tents and used the outdoor kitchen facility.
On Saturday night, the pack put on a variety show performance to entertain leaders and parents. Singing, dancing, playing instruments, telling jokes and magic tricks were just some of the showcase of talent that was on display.
On Sunday night, the pack was joined by the Joeys for a sleepover and other activities.
On 23 February, 5th Brunswick Cubs joined with other groups on The Maribyrnong River for a canoe activity hosted by the Lerderderg Region Canoe Team.
After safety drill and instructions, the cubs were fitted with personal floatation devices and took to the water in teams.
A fun evening messing around in boats.