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A Taste of Italy

A touch of Italy was on show this week as the cubs took to foreign cooking. The budding Jamie Oliver's and Delia Smith's were making and cooking meatballs and pasta with a tomato sauce. In their sixes they worked together to slice the mushrooms and turn a pack of sausages into meatballs. Once this was done, the cooking of the meatballs, pasta and tomato sauce took place. There was all manner of delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the back room as the cubs excelled themselves. The smells would have made even the fullest of people hungry. There was plenty of empty bowls and cubs coming back for seconds as they demolished their creations. Judging by their faces, food was a success and something that they could easily make at home.

A Taste of Italy

touch of Italy was on show this week as the cubs took to foreign cooking. The budding Jamie Oliver's and Delia Smith's were making and cooking meatballs and pasta with a tomato sauce. In their sixes they worked together to slice the mushrooms and turn a pack of sausages into meatballs. Once this was done, the cooking of the meatballs, pasta and tomato sauce took place. There was all manner of delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the back room as the cubs excelled themselves. The smells would have made even the fullest of people hungry. There was plenty of empty bowls and cubs coming back for seconds as they demolished their creations. Judging by their faces, food was a success and something that they could easily make at home.

Orchard Farm Camp

From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, cubs from Monday and Wednesday packs joined scouts for an adventure packed weekend at Orchard Farm in Staffordshire. Judging by the noise being made, there was much excitement as they made there way by coach to the farm via a quick pit stop in Hazel Grove. After their kit was unpacked, the cubs enjoyed their supper whilst watching a film. This being a camp, the screen was made out of kitchen roll held together by gaffer tape. It was something that even Blue Peter would have been proud of. Thanks to all the parents for their kind donations of cake, they were very much appreciated. Saturday morning saw the cubs trying their hands at archery. Following an explanation and demonstration about the do's and don'ts, it was down to the cubs to try their hand and take their aim. Some of the cubs demonstrated that they were budding Robin Hood's. All of the cubs improved the more arrows they fired. To go towards the Hikes Away badge, the cubs split into two teams. Half of the cubs went in the mini bus to Grindon where they walked along the Manifold Valley back to Orchard Farm. The other half of the cubs walked from Orchard Farm to Grindon, where they were driven back to Orchard Farm. Saturday evening saw the cubs and scouts take part in various wide games before they had their supper. On Sunday morning, the cubs took another visit to Grindon where they visited Thor's Cave. Following a short walk they reached the cave, where they explored every inch of the cave. Sunday afternoon came and it was time for the cubs to leave.The coach was completely silent on the way back as the weekend's activities took their toll. The cubs finally arrived back into the welcoming arms of their parents. Many thanks go to the leaders for all their hard work before, during and since the weekend.

Fright Night

It was the scariest meeting of the year, as the cubs had their Halloween party. The normally innocent cubs came dressed in all sorts of wild and wacky costumes. The games had a trick or treat theme as the cubs has to contend with the delights of eating mini doughnuts blindfolded and dangling high up from string, to searching for all manner of creepy crawlies in spaghetti using chopsticks. The evening ended with a devilish relay race, where the cubs had to bob for sprouts and get a tic tac from a bowl of flour by mouth only. Judging by the cubs faces at the end, they had managed to get more flour on their faces than was left in the bowls. The Ranche was turned into a haunted house that would scare the most harden of people. Thanks go to Nick and Mark for their hard work and creativity in transforming the Ranche, as well as providing a scary soundtrack, lights and smoke to inhance the fun and games enjoyed by all.
The worlds of science and pionnering collided over the last two weeks, as the cubs were tasked with building a missile launcher to succesfully fire a missile from one end of the room to the other. To construct the missile launcher,the cubs made a tripod out of bamboo poles at either end of the room. To make sure that the tripod's were safely secure, a clove hitch was used at the top to keep the poles together. To attach the poles to the side of the tripod, the cubs used square lashings to bind the rope. A metal piece of wire went from the top of one of the tripod's to the corresponding tripod. The missile (a blown up balloon due to health a safety reasons),was attached to the metal wiring using trusty old cellotape. When the balloon's were let go, they raced across the metal wiring at a great rate of knots to much excitement. All the tripod's stood firm, due to their excellent usage of knots. All the experiement's were successful as the missiles made it to the end of the tripod in one go. In addition to the experiement's going on downstairs, the cubs upstairs managed to achieve their Emergency Aid 1 & 2 badges. Congratulations to all of you, hopefully they won't need to use what they learnt in a real life situation.