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    Planted spuds, sweetcorn,carrots, courgettes, onions, runner beans, sunflowers and a wildflower meadow in our community garden. The Kids got well muddy but great fun had by everyone. MK Adventurers.

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    Made rope out of toilet paper (pioneer badge) - worth doing just for the expressions on their faces when told what we were doing!
    Does anyone know what's going on?

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    This week at Cubs we mainly coped with the release of pressure after SAT's. All the subtle stuff in the plan went out of the window, and we ran them around and got them cleaning out the stores ('pick that up, carry it, put it down, pick it up, put it back in the shed, repeat').
    The long march through the institutions is nearly complete.

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    Do you run with slightly different age groups to TSA? We currently have no Cubs in Y6. All the kids who were 10 on 1st September have already moved to Scouts.
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    Cubs don't care how much you know, but they need to know how much you care.

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    We run from eight to ten and a half, which I thought matched the SA ages. It varies though, and we tend to keep little groups together and send them up at the end of a term so they don't feel like they stand out at the first Scout meeting. Our problem is that our Cubs and Scouts meet on different nights, so Cubs can't really see the Scouts in action before they start Scubbing.

    It should also be a function of the local schools, which are small and have two-year form groups, so there's a lot of overlap.
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    Got hold of some off-cuts of guttering (builders have loads of it). Lengths from 50cm to 200cm. Challenged the cubs, working in their sixes, to make the longest guttering run they could. They could use anything in the stores to prop-up the guttering, encouraged them to use the pioneering poles/ropes.

    Gave them a ping pong ball to test their run.

    At the end we poured water down their guttering run. They got points for length; interest (i.e. how convoluted their route was, interesting use of props etc.); least water loss; team work.

    This is the second time we have run this activity. The Cubs really enjoy it and it is really easy to run.

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    I asked the Cubs, who remembers the long hot summer of 1976?

    Three of them put their hand up. They're ageing well.
    The long march through the institutions is nearly complete.

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    We did a bit on renewable energy for the Environment badge, first by comparing different methods of electricity generation on a sort of Top Trumps basis.

    Then each Six made a hydro power station. This involved a 4m length of rainwater downpipe closed at the bottom with rope loops to carry it with and with guys to keep it upright. (4m because that was the height we could fill with a hose from the top of the front steps. A good bit of ducktaping is needed to stop leaking at that pressure.) With a small hole at the bottom and the Six working together to carry the thing the jet of water could turn a water wheel.

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    Took our group to an indoor climbing centre. They gave us a 60% price reduction as we are local to them, going back again in the Summer Holidays/

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    My most recent activity with my own Pack was Carol Singing in the Children's Ward at the local Hospital. The staff, parents and patients all enjoyed our visit. The week prior we'd been at the Physics department to work towards our Astronomy badges. There are videos from most of our sessions on our group's Facebook page if you would like to get a fuller picture of what we do - although I still need to edit and upload the ones for the last couple of weeks. www.facebook.com/framscouts - I started videoing each Wednesday Cub session (my own Pack) after the summer this year. There are also videos from some of our Friday Cub activities as I help out that pack too most weeks.
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    This evening we did "healthy home made pot noodles" - loosely based on
    https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/chi...weetcorn_44908

    stock cubes, noodles, a wide selection of veg (larger than might be expected as Scouts are making stir fry tomorrow so, with their agreement, we used little bits of their ingredients!) and a choice of cooked chicken, pork or prawns - made in ordinary mugs

    went down a real storm - far better than we could have imagined!
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnR View Post
    Do you run with slightly different age groups to TSA? We currently have no Cubs in Y6. All the kids who were 10 on 1st September have already moved to Scouts.
    We run 5-13 all in one troop at MKA works well for us when bushcrafting

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    Last Thursday we celebrated the Chinese New Year. This involved a variety of activities including learning to use chop sticks, starting them off eating raisins, when the raisins were finished they could eat a square of chocolate, again using chop sticks but htis time with their non-dominant hand. Then veryone made paper lanterns.

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    We built an obstacle course in the Hut. Each Six built a bit to their own devising and the leaders added a sixth bit. It ended up with benches to balance on while stepping over stuff, tables to go under, cardboard tunnels to go through, milk crate stepping stones, the usual range of stuff created by imaginative kids with what they can find lying around. Then they all ran the course individually.

    All pretty straightforward. Except that at the start of the meeting each Cub was issued with a hard-boiled egg to carry and the winning Six would be judged on the condition of their eggs at the end of the evening. Holding an egg meant that only one hand was available to build with, so teamwork was essential. And as a final twist, when finally running the course the egg was carried on a spoon not in the hand.

    Several of the eggs were eaten at the end, some were taken home remarkably well, others were a handful of fragments which the Cub refused to exchange for a spare because that would cost a point.
    John Russell
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