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Cubs Christmas Cards

The last meeting of the year had a distinctly festive theme, as the cubs were in a creative mood making their own cards to give to a loved one. Armed with lots of sparkle and all sorts of decorative items, the cubs made an array of colourful and imaginative designs that wouldn't look out of place if they were made on Blue Peter.

Cubs Christmas Cards

The last meeting of the year had a distinctly festive theme, as the cubs were in a creative mood making their own cards to give to a loved one. Armed with lots of sparkle and all sorts of decorative items, the cubs made an array of colourful and imaginative designs that wouldn't look out of place if they were made on Blue Peter.

The Buddhist Centre

The last Friday in November, saw 20 cubs from both packs attend the Kadampa Buddhist Center in November. The visit was arranged so the cubs could learn all about a different faith to their own. The cubs learned about the origins of Buddhism and how the faith works in today's society. They were also taught about the day to day routine in the center and the items that they sacrifice to their god when praying. The cubs also took part in meditation, which meant that they had to be completely silent. Regular meetings can be hectic at times, so we might introduce meditation to calm things down. The cubs were all very enthusiastic and keen to learn. They were so enthusiastic that the session over ran, during to the number of questions that they wanted to ask. By attending the Buddhist Center, the cubs gained the My Faith badge. In addition, this visit went towards achieving the Chief Scout Silver Award.
Shrove Tuesday arrived early today as the Cubs made pancakes (practice for the District cooking competition - that's our excuse!) Plenty of different shapes and colours were achieved along with some impressive flipping! The Cubs took part in team building games too.

Ranche Camp

Due to the problem with camping at Hebden Bridge, the cubs spent a night camping at the Ranche. Before the heavens opened on the Saturday, they managed to light a fire and cook hotdogs and marshmallows which they turned into smoors. For those of you unfamiliar with smoors, they are a marshmallow sandwich with the bread being replaced by Rich Tea biscuits. Following a short stop for lunch, the cubs spent the early part of the afternoon using all their energy on the bouldering wall and abseiling. Due to the rain soaking the question sheet, the picture quiz around the park had to be cancelled. Thanks to a great idea from George, the majority of the cubs learnt how to play Water Polo at Stretford Sports Centre. For virtually all the cubs, this was the first time they had ever tried the sport. The playing of a new sport would go towards their badgework. At the end of the two hour session, the cubs were exhausted after all the swimming they did prior to playing the game. In the evening, Barbara and Warwick came down with their boom whackers for the cubs to play. The boom whackers are pieces of pipes in different colours and sizes, that when hit on the ground make a sound. There was a definite musical improvement by the end of the session, but not sure if this will make it onto Britain's Got Talent. Thanks to Barbara and Warwick for coming down and sharing them with us. To stretch the cubs minds, a few logical games were played before it was time for bed. The activities on Sunday morning, saw them split in to three teams. Teamwork was the name of the game, as they had to work together to complete a serious of activities. One activity involved using innertubes to help to climb over a beam. They had to carry two people using only a plank of wood and barrels in the quickest time. The other activity involved an A to Z and their sense of direction, as they had to visit one road starting with that letter. The winning team was the one who visited the most roads. As the rain finally stopped, the cubs were allowed to have a run on the field. They got completely soaked and were happy as their parents picked them up to dry them out.