With the dark nights and colder weather,the programme for this term will mostly be in doors, although we do hope to get out later in the term.
Firstly, Cubs will start back on Tuesday 13th January in the Community Centre at 6:30 pm. As is usual, this will be a games night.
The badges we will be working towards this term are the Scientist Activity Badge and the Animal Carer Activity Badge. The latter will involve a visit to the Pets At Home store in the Inverness Retail Park who sponsor the badge. This will let the Cubs learn about various types of pet, some that they might not be familiar with as well as the usual dogs, cats and monkeys. We will be spilting the visit over twoo nights so that the Cubs don’t frighten the animals, especially the tigers!
We are also hoping to complete some of the badges that we started last term, in particular the Disability Awareness Badge.
Another date for your diary is the 22nd February, which in the Scouting world is known as Founder’s Day. It is the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, who founded the Scouting Movement in 1907, and involves a church service in Inverness. Full details will be available nearer the time but this is an ideal opportunity for the Cubs to complete a part of their Promise Challenge badge by taking an active part in an act of worship, reflection or celebration with other Cub Scouts.
We hope that your Cub is looking forward to all of this. As usual, we expect the Cubs to be on their best behaviour, especially when we are out and about or have visitors in.
Term fees are due on the first week back. These are £20 for existing Cubs and £25 for new Cubs, to cover investiture. These can be paid either using the online system or in cash or by cheque, if you prefer. Be aware that the payment system may send out emails even if you have paid manually. In that case, you can ignore the request for payment.
You may recall that, last term, we gave notice of our intention to go to PGL for a camp in May. This has now been booked and we are all very excited about it. Those Cubs going will be asked to select their preferred activities from a list and we will be circulating the details soon. In th meantime, you can have a look at what is involved by visiting the PGL website.
Finally, thank you for your support over the year. If you would like to help out with the Cubs, either as a uniformed leader or on a more irregular basis, please ask any one of the leaders. It is both rewarding and enjoyable and a role we would recommend to anyone.
David Hendry (Leader): 831114,
Dave Knox (Assistant leader): 831500
Antonia Macdonald (Assistant leader): 831112
Activity Calendar – Spring 2015
|13th Jan||6:30||Games Night||Community Centre|
|20th Jan||6:30||Scientist Badge I||Community Centre||Bring a clean jam jar with lid and a box|
|27th Jan||6:30||Animal Carer Badge I||Pets At Home/TBC||Details to follow|
|3rd Feb||6:30||Animal Carer Badge II||Pets At Home/TBC||Details to follow|
|10th Feb||6:30||Disability Awareness Badge||Community Centre|
|17th Feb||-||No Cubs|
|22nd Feb||TBC||Founder’s Day Service||TBC||Details to follow|
|24th Feb||6:30||Scientist Badge II||Community Centre|
|3rd Mar||6:30||TBC||TBC||Details to follow|
|10th Mar||6:30||TBC||TBC||Details to follow|
|17th Mar||6:30||TBC||TBC||Details to follow|
|24th Feb||6:30||TBC||TBC||Details to follow|