MEETING PLACE AND TIME:
All Sections meet at the Murrumbateman Uniting Church – the little white church located on the Barton Highway adjacent to the Murrumbateman Country Inn. Cubs – 7.5 to 11 years – Wednesday Nights – 6.30 to 8.10 pm. (Note. Sections only meet during ACT School Term.)
SECTION LEADER CONTACT DETAILS:
Anne Susans – ‘Ikki’- 0414 739 499 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Wyman – ‘Baloo’ – 0410 532 001 – email@example.com
Susan Wright – ‘Mala’ – 0419 612 541 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Mellifont – ‘Kaa’ – 0419 793 357 – email@example.com
The 1st Murrumbateman Cubs are boys and girls aged between 8 to 11 years.
Children of Cub Scout age have lively imaginations and a keen spirit of adventure. Games of every sort are played. The Murrumbateman Cub Program offers a flexible range of age-specific activities with an emphasis on useful skills, service to others, leadership and responsibility. Weekly meetings are held which support the development of a variety of skill levels but always with a focus on team building. We play games and have fun within a supportive environment.
The Cubs usually work in teams of six, which they enjoy immensely. These teams are led by “a Sixer”. A Sixer is generally one of the older Cub Scouts and is appointed by the Cub Scout Leader in consultation with other Leaders and the senior Cubs. Sixers are trusted with increased responsibilities and have demonstrated leadership potential.
There are badges to be earned and many of the skills that are acquired will stay with your child for life. Some of the skill areas and activities we undertake are:
- Bushcraft and survival skills
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Caving and abseilling
- Hiking, camping and navigation
- Air activities
- First aid training, community service and citizenship
- Leadership and team building challenges
- Art and Craft
- Team Games
When a Cub turns 11 they can move onto the next section which is Scouts.
More information about what it means to be a Cub and some of the things that Cubs can do and achieve is contained on the Scouts Australia NSW Branch website at – http://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/cubs/