Past Events - Check out the pictures and writeups from some of the Cubs!
Tree Planting, Sunday, 14th August
Melbourne Camp, 30th - 31st July
Kye's Grey Wolf Hike, 11th June
Region Camp, 21st-22nd May
JOTT (Jamboree of the Trail), 14th May
Shrine Visit, Wednesday 27th April
Anzac Day, Monday 25th April
Rohan's Grey Wolf Hike, Saturday 2nd April
Cub Canoeing Day, Sunday 27th March
10yo First Aid Afternoon, Sunday 20th March
Sleepover at Hall, Friday 4th March
Founder's Day - Eastern Gardens, Wednesday 23rd February
Cuboree is a 5 day camp that is aimed specifically at Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts from all over the state are invited to participate in activities – with opportunities to have fun and make new friends!
The official blurb for activities for Cuboree 7 is.... THE ACTIVITIES CONTINUE ...
The adventure really does continue with our amazing activities!
Get lost for hours in the giant Maze, and be entertained by the various stunts at Entermazement.
THEN me hearties ye be headin’ o’er to our Buccaneer’s Academy to learn how to be a Pirate yarrr! Then a true test of will and strength and a lot of mud await you at Survivor.
THEN watch the drama unfold at the as Tombstone Town comes to life in the Wild Wild West.
THEN grab your binoculars, pack your backpack and travel off to Safari Oz
THEN it just wouldn’t be Cuboree without the carnival fun of Cherry Lane
THEN if you’ve still got some energy left, we have a new and exciting stage show for your entertainment each night!
While the camp is not until September, it takes quite a bit of work in the lead up to ensure that the Cubs are ready to attend. If you think your child or you (as parent helper) would be interested in attending can you please let us know as we would like rough numbers for planning purposes.
We also strongly encourage those interested to fully participate in the overnight activities which we will be arranging over the next few terms as this will better prepare them for Cuboree while also assisting them in achieving their camp out badge which is a prerequisite of attending Cuboree.
Click here for more information from the Barwon District Leader Cub Scouts
Click here to see photos from Cuboree 6
The pre cuboree camp was awesome. The most fun part I did was the go carts. We played lots of games. You would have fun if you go there.
Our parents dropped us off about 12 o'clock. We placed our bags in a circle. Then we had some free time to play with our friends. There is a lot of bush and paths around and a lot of big sticks. We put our stretcher up and bedding and there there was lots of good food. We had a bonfire at night and we did some plays. During the night we saw a possum. In the morning we had egg on toast and played games till our parents picked us up. Mason
Last Sunday we went tree planting. We planted 3,000 trees all together (between all of us) and I had not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 sausages! I was planting with Gemma, my Mum and Gemma's Dad. Our method was: dig the hole, plant the plant, put the milk carton over and put the bamboo stiks in. After we had the sausages, we had to go round and check the plants were in properly. Jude
Kye's Grey Wolf Hike - Saturday 11th June
13 of our Cubs attended Region Camp along with Scouts, Joeys & Venturers from 1st Belmont - not to mention from other groups across the region.
The Cub theme for the weekend activities was "Disney Land" and included activities from Sea World, Wet and Wild and Movie World.
Jamboree of the Trail (JOTT), Saturday 14th May
On this day Scouts worldwide all walk together in a show of unity within the Scouting Movement.
We had a good turn out for our walk with youth from Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers getting involved despite the rain! We walked from Queens Park along the Barwon River to the Aborigine garden (near the Shannon Ave bridge) hunting kangaroos along the way. After lunch in the garden we painted some boomerangs.
Shrine Visit, Wednesday 27th April
The Joeys and Cubs met at 6pm at the Peace Memorial in Johnston Park. After investing our 5 new chums and 2 new leaders we were given a brief talk by one of the veterans and looked around the Peace Memorial. All Cubs who attended earnt their Our Service - Our Heritage badge. A special thanks to Barry Abley (an ex Belmont Scout!) and his fellow veteran who opened up the Memorial for us and answered our queries.
Jude, Luke and Akela represented the Cubs and joined the many scouts from throughout the district at the Anzac march and service in Anglesea.
Jude and I went on an ANZAC march at Anglesea. ANZAC Day is about remembering people who died in the war. We met a soldier who showed us his medals. At the end of the service we explored the big gun on show outside the RSL. Luke
The First Aid day was great I learned about the DRAC system (Danger Response Airways Circulation) and what to do with numerous injuries.
The games were good and I really enjoyed it. With this I will be working on my Grey Wolf Badge, because I already have got one level 2 badge, my First Aid. Ethan
Arrive: 6pm Friday night
Pickup: 10am Saturday morning though earlier pickup is possible if required.
Please note : There is NO COST for this activity
Our planned program for the evening will include setting up tents, a scavenger hunt and some boomerang work on mapping, followed by supper and a movie before bed. Cubs will sleep in tents inside or outside the Hall. In the morning we will packup and have breakfast, followed by a brief first aid refresher and games if time permits.
What to bring:
- Sleeping bag & Pillow
We are hoping that for many of the new Cubs this will be an enjoyable introduction to overnight Cub activities. If your child is thinking of attending Cuboree later in the year we strongly recommend that they participate in this activity as it will get them use to staying away from home with other cubs, count towards their Camp Out Badge which is a requirement of Cuboree, while also giving us a chance to see how individual Cubs cope. Can you please let Nicole know if you child will be attending so we know numbers for catering. Also can you all please ensure that we have up to date medical forms (these can be downloaded from the link to the Scouts Personal Info Health Record at http://www.belmontscouts.org.au/cubs/other-resources-3).
"On Founders Day we had a great time. It was the birthday of Baden-Powell. Firstly, we threw balls in a bucket while the bigger kids like rovers threw them out again. Then we got all the balls and shot them in the buckets with slingshots, and after a while, some of us went in front of the buckets and pretended to be targets! After all that, we got in groups and walked a path going around Eastern Gardens, stopping to write down letters stuck on trees and signs along the way. When we got back we had to unjumble the letters, and we all got chocolate. It was a GREAT night!" Oscar
Founder's Day was a great success - thanks to all the families that came and got involved!! It was good to see so many new faces as well old.