As part of the Cub 100 Celebrations, Monday Cubs held their THANKS EVENT on the 25th April.
We invited a Parent/Guardian for each Cub to come along to the meeting and get involved in activities and games. The event was planned with the Cubs and they decided which activities and games they wanted to do on the night.
There was a great turnout and with 15 Cubs, 4 Beavers (who have just moved up) and a Parent/Guardian for just about every child.
The night started with the Parents/Guardians standing behind their child while they did Grand Howl. Then the 3 activity bays began which were, Knots, Tower Building and Senses and each six was allocated a bay to start at.
- The Knots bay taught the Parents/Guardians the Reef Knot and Bowline. Quite a lot of the Cubs seemed to have forgotten how to tie these as well so it ended up being a refresher for them also!
- Tower building was to make a free-standing tower as big as possible using marshmallows and spaghetti without it falling down.
- Senses was an enjoyable one as it involved eating crisps and using your taste buds to try and identify 10 flavours of crisps. Of course we weren’t going to make it easy by having flavours such as Chorizo & Red Pepper, Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar mixed in amongst regular flavours like Ready Salted, Roast Chicken and Cheese & Onion.
Each bay lasted for 15 minutes then the six moved round until everyone had been to each activity.
After a quick tidy up and clearing the hall it was time for a couple of games. The fist one being a Curling competition between the Cubs/Beavers and the Parents/Guardians. Teams of 4 played against each other and the points scored at the end of the game where added up. In the end it was the Parents/Guardians who came out from this game victorious with some fantastic shots earning them some very high scoring results.
We then moved on to a game of elephant football which was played with everyone together in one massive circle. It started off with two medium sized balls but by the end of the game there was about a dozen of different sizes being hit around the circle. After about 10 minutes of playing that we called time on the games and got the refreshments on.
We had some photographs on display on the wall of Cub events from the 1990’s and early 2000’s along with some photo’s of the leaders from a good few years ago too! But as photographs have moved into the digital era we had to have the projector on to show a display of photo’s from Cub camps and events from 2010 to present day. Whilst the Parents/Guardians where having their tea and coffee we had a Cub from each six reading out a bit about what they enjoyed about coming to Cubs.
It also gave a chance for the Leaders to say a big THANK YOU to all the Parents/Guardians for supporting the group, bringing their child along to the meeting nights every week, taking them to District competitions and events and paying for them to go to camps. Then that was it, the end of the night had arrived, so the final notices where given out and everyone went on their way. A very successful and enjoyable night was had by all.
So Cubs might be celebrating its 100 Birthday this year, but there’s many many more years of happy and enjoyable Scouting ahead!