|Posted by Michael Watts on July 29, 2012 at 5:50 AM|
The beavers have worked on improving their sporting ability this month in the run up to the olympics. The beavers have made towers made out of spaghetti and marshmallows to test teamwork and skill. This did not go so well! The beavers have also been playing lots of games to make new beavers feel welcome and part of the group. The beavers have been also looking at their promise by investing new beavers and looking at what it means to be a beaver, and how they should behave and treat others in beavers and in the wider community. On the last week, the beavers had a water fight which consisted of water, water guns, water balloons and lots of shaving foam!! All of the beavers got very wet, but then enjoyed the party afterwards.
In cubs, they have looked at hazards in the home and garden. They have had to look at dangers that are faced and some cubs even looked at how to avoid these dangers. The cubs also had an easy night where they played games and had fun with the parachute. They also played lots of teamwork games. The cubs had a visitor come down to teach them archery as part of the Olympic challenge badge they have been working on. The cubs really enjoyed the evening and even the leaders and young leaders had a go. The cubs had a fundraising night in which they were sponsored for doing a three legged wal down to the church and back. Some of the cubs did better than others! The cubs did 'how many sweets can you eat in a minute'. Cub Polly had the smallest mouth and cub Jason had one of the biggest mouths! The cubs then threw sponges at the leaders. The cubs seemed to enjoy seeing them get soaked!
In scouts and explorers, the scouts have been working on their cooking badge. The scouts have been doing the practical work this month and the theory last month. While the scouts were doing this, the explorers were planning a route for a hike, starting at Rochester castle and finishing in burham. The explorers taught some of the newer and infact the older scouts too, how to put up and take down Icelandic tents, which is a useful skill to know. The scouts and explorers learnt FAT TOM which stands for: food, acid, time, temperature, oxygen and moisture. This is what a food doesn't not need, otherwise the food would go off. The scouts and explorers have also worked on maps this month, looking at the area around the campsite and doing activities in preparation for the camp. One of the scout leaders Dave, was awarded his woodbeads for completing everything in order to be a scout leader. He was awarded them just in time for the camp!!