18 cubs and three leaders spent a very pleasant day learning to canoe on Narrabeen Lagoon with groups from the Garigal District
Air Activities Group Day
Recently Cubs and Scouts, brothers and sisters, parents and friends with other scout groups, went to Camden to the NSW Scout Air Activities base, where we worked on our Flight badges, toured the airport and saw many amazing different planes. Most of us also chose to go on a flight on the four person Cessna Scout planes, piloted by Scout leaders. The Cubs built and flew a model airplane as part of their badge work. Everyone who came to the Air Activities Day make sure you get your Air Activities Blanket Badge next meeting. See a few photos of the day below.
HALLOWEEN CUB DISCO AT PLATABEEN
Jamboree of the Air / Internet
The third weekend in October is the Jamboree of the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI). It's the biggest activity in Scouting, with over 500,000 participants. Sydney North Region Scouts and Northern Sydney Girl Guides held a combined JOTA/JOTI Camp on this weekend where they used Amateur Radio and Computers to communicate with other Scouts and Guides around the world. Scouts camped overnight, Cubs visited for the day, and participate in several activities. See the official website and some photos of the cubs visit below: http://jota.uniq.com.au
Family Camp - Dunns Swamp
Cubs, Scouts and Leaders and families attended a family camp with other groups at Dunns Swamp, Lthgow. The rain didn't put anyone off, as we had loads of screened covered area. Cards were popular as was bushwalking, climbing the pagodas for breathtaking views, and canoeing and fishing as the weather cleared up. The swimming part of the program was an unfortunate side effect of canoeing with Teddy! There was a special trip into town for the those who can't miss the Grand Final. Dinner included a hearty beef casserole, and chicken stir fry and yummy pancakes for breakfast on the last day. The kids loved the main campfire and their own special one, under a rock outcrop just out of sight.
What we did at Cub Pack Holiday / Scout Camp: Birthday party, Scouts pitched tents, Billy carts, Stilt walking- very popular with the parent helpers, toasted bread over a fire, Made ochre and painted our faces, hiking, Geocaching, Exploring, Firewood collecting, Opening Parade, More billy carts, Kite flying, Washing up, Lots of eating, Made our beds, Throwing the footy, Scouts had a movie night, Baking potatoes in coals, Bonfire, singing, toasting marshmallows, Very little sleeping or showering! And stuff the leaders don't even know about!
Sydney Observatory Visit
On a moonless night several groups went on a night visit to Sydney Observatory. We went to town by bus and then walked up to Observatory Hill. We had a picnic in the bandstand, that had wonderful views of the Harbour Bridge before the scouts taught the younger kids a new game. We met some Pathfinders that were also visiting the observatory. We saw the moons of Jupiter, the dual suns of Alpha Centauri and learnt about constellations in the planetarium and saw the Southern Cross and the Scorpion and Orion constellations in the sky We learnt how to find due South by the stars.