May 31, 2021

Endeavour Cubs Spring/Summer

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The Spring Term was another exciting time for the Endeavour Cubs with even more Zoom meetings.  We concentrated on the Teamwork and Team Leader Challenge badges.

 

The first half of the term the Cubs refreshed their memories about compass points with Wolf Island, which is drawing a fictional island and following instructions which describe the locations of places of interest.  We made kilts for teddies and had a go at ‘Caber Tossing’ (bottle flip challenge) for Burns Night, and we celebrated Chinese New Year with a quiz and making origami ox-head envelopes to give messages of hope to friends or family we’ve been missing (socially distanced of course).  The Cubs have also worked in teams for a game of Battleships

 

We were joined by Tim from Rhythmicity Drum Workshops back in January for a fun filled evening of loud noise!  Just like the good old days when Cubs made a lot of noise down the Hut.  The Cubs came prepared with improvised instruments made out of saucepans, kitchen utensils, plastic containers and rice, and anything else they could find around the house (that wasn’t easily breakable), and we played rhythms together, and somehow, because of the magic of Zoom, we actually sounded really good, and no I didn’t have my speakers turned off!

 

For the second half of term we branched out and invited the Beavers to join our online activities and we had great fun playing more games like Simon Says, an online escape room, as well as a few others.  We found out about how Scouting started and how far across the globe the Scouting family is spread (pretty far!).  We also got creative writing our own short poems, here are a couple of examples:

 

There was a young man called Bob

He had not a tooth in his gob

He went to the dentist and saw the apprentice,

and now he can eat ten corn on the cob.

 

There once was a budgie with a tie

He thought that he could fly

He flapped his wings, and fell in the bin

That clumsy budgie with a tie

 

At the end of term the Beavers and Cubs played a game of Dungeons and Dragons to rescue Bagheera from the dungeon of the evil Lord Kiwi.  The game was brilliantly put together by one of our Young Leaders and his father, and we are extremely grateful for all the work they put in to run a fantastic evening for us.

 

During the Summer Term, although Zoom meetings will continue for us, we will be reducing the amount of screentime by encouraging the Cubs to spend time outside by setting challenges for their Personal Challenge and Adventure Challenge badges.  We will also be working on our first aid skills, and have a couple of really exciting guests joining us later in the term to teach the Cubs some things that we might not have been able to do very easily if we were meeting face to face and had to contend with the rush hour traffic.

 

February 27, 2021

Endeavour Cubs Autumn/Spring 2020-2021

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The Autumn Term we tried some online meetings with the Cubs.  This was going to be a challenge for us Leaders, but despite the odd technical difficulty we managed it!  It has been fantastic to see and speak to the Cubs again, even if it is via a computer screen.

The Cubs had the chance to get messy for Diwali making salt dough Diva Lamps, act silly playing Pass the Sombrero for Day of the Dead, use their imaginations hearing about the Greeks writing stories in the night sky and making toilet roll constellation viewers, learnt new skills with pioneering, and got very tired trying out Zumba by following videos on YouTube.

Cubs also gained some essential skills for life by doing work towards the Home Help activity badge, as well as finding out about other cultures from around the world with the International activity badge.

The Cubs have all done amazing and have completed so many badges as evidence of their effort and dedication.

The Spring Term promises to be another exciting time for the Endeavour Cubs with even more Zoom meetings.  We’re going to be concentrating on the Teamwork and Team Leader Challenge badges.  How can you do team activities over Zoom I hear you cry?  Well, we’re going to be doing activities where the Cubs have to work together to play a tune or play a game, and play games where Cubs take the lead.

September 26, 2020

Endeavour Cubs Summer/Autumn 2020

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The Summer Term for Endeavour Cubs was like no other in the Pack’s history, but that didn’t stop us, and as promised we just used our imaginations a bit more!  There were loads of activities for the Cubs to do at home, including Bike week, camps at home, athletics, virtual escape rooms, Taskmaster-style challenges, Wallace and Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day, learning about their pets and how to look after them, as well as learning about nature and keeping track of the changes they notice over several months.  In all if the Cubs managed to squeeze in every activity, they would have completed 9 badges just in that one term, as well as being well on the way to completing several others!

This Autumn Term we’re changing things up a bit and we’re going to try some online meetings with the Cubs.  This is going to be a challenge for us Leaders, probably more so than for the Cubs, but we’re hopeful that the inevitable technical difficulties will be minimal (fingers crossed!).  It’ll be great to see and speak to the Cubs again, even if it is via a computer screen.  We’re going to be focusing on the Skills and World Challenge badges and have lots of fun activities planned, including pioneering and boat building!