Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tough Cubber

Tough Cubber is a new event, the brainchild of Northern Region Assistant Commissioner, James Lehane.  The goal was to give older cubs an opportunity push through with badgework and also get a taste of the Scout Section and typical Scout activities, all done in an atmosphere of greater independence than is usual in the Cub Section.

Working in “patrols” and cycling through a range of bases, the Cubs took turns being the Patrol Leader, and tackled a range of fun team events and challenges.  The activity bases included First Aid (run by Kama leaders), knots/ropes, Cub-of-War (tug-of-war), and the favourite – navigating as a team through a “minefield” whilst blind-folded.  All the Cubs at the Medics in ACTion (Dropbear Attack!) base had a grasp of the essentials of first aid.  More practice as they continue through scouting (and life) will see those skills improve.

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Autumn Camp at Cottermouth

The Cubs and Scouts both camped at Cottermouth recently in beautiful autumn conditions.  The Cubs spent two nights under canvas, and enjoyed lots of rope fun, making a tree swing and a monkey bridge.  They also had a ball playing Hungry Hippos (see the video) and hiking along the Murrumbidgee River.  The Scouts practiced campfire cooking and other skills, and hiked to the mouth of the Cotter Caves.