Welcome to the October issue of Cub Chatter.
Cubs and Penguins
As a follow-up to the successful Wild Day out in May to Edinburgh Zoo Cubs from 70th Geenock and District had a visit from Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
The theme was 'The Falkland Islands and Penguins' and the Cubs had 6 bases to visit to find out about life 8000 miles from Scotland - feeling penguin feathers, finding out about schools and learning that penguin eggs have pink yolk!
If you wish a visit to your meeting place from Sandie, please contact visit the RZSS website which also gives details of the next Wild Day Out. (Sandie will also do visits for Beaver colonies)
You can view more pictures from the day on the Scouts Scotland Flickr.
Ideas for Cub Pack Days Out
- There’s still time to book for the Halloween Steam n Scream Halloween train trip party. Download the PDF with details in the right hand column of this page.
- Family fun at National Museum of Flight – if your Cubs visit they will be able to tick some of the requirements for Air Activities badge.
- Visit the Enchanted Forest being held this year at The Explorers Garden in Pitlochry which runs until October 29th.
New Resources for Cub Packs
- The Scottish Scouts International Events Staged Activity Badge has just been launched – read more and download the requirements from the International Programme Support page linked above.
- 2012 is the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and also the Olympics – Diamond Jubilee badges are now on sale from Scout Shops costing £1. As the Queen is Patron of both The Scout Association and Girlguiding UK, ideas for programmes for the organisations to do fun activities together have been produced. Read more on The Scout Association website here and let us know what you do to celebrate this.
- All leaders should have received their Olympic booklet of ideas - how many medals is your Pack aiming to achieve?
- The Hikes Away badge is now sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor who are giving 15% on purchases for Scouts and 20% off for all Scout Leaders. An information pack is also being produced at www.scouts.org.uk/cotswold
- Scottish Book Trust has teamed up with our Scottish Headquarters programme team to produce an excellent set of resources for the Book Reader's Activity badge. This pack of activity suggestions is fun and easy to use, giving Cubs the opportunity to explore books and topics they enjoy while developing their reading skills. Read more and download the package here.
Please Help Us With Your Expertise and Opinion
- How do you help your Cubs learn, and remember, their Promise? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them with other leaders.
- Please take time to complete the questionnaire in the Cub supplement – if we don’t answer these questions we can’t complain about the decisions which are made!
- Please do come and introduce yourself to me if you are going to the AGM at Tulliallan on 29 October – I would love to know about your Cub pack and what you would like to see happening for Cubs Scouts in Scotland.
Make a Difference! Join the Cub Section Support Team!
If you are interested and enthusiastic in helping make a difference to the Cub Section across Scotland in delivering the programme, then consider putting your name forward to join the Cub Section Support Team.
For further details and an application form contact Programme@scouts-scotland.org.uk
If you have any news stories, good ideas, photos or anything relating to the Scout Section, then please let me know at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
SHQ Commissioner (Cubs)