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Olympic Challenge: Our Sporting Adventure

We won this national competition!

During the Spring and Summer terms we got ourselves ready for the Olympics by taking part in the 2012 Cub Scouts Olympic Challenge: Faster ... Stronger ... Bigger ... Better! Scroll down to the medal table to see what we completed and when. You can read reports of our events by clicking on the medal or the word "started" on the right hand side of the table.

Our Team
Out team is called The Jacala Crocodiles and we won the competition! We completed all of the challenges and then submitted our video to beat fourteen other teams! A special mention goes to Laurence Phillips and Jonathan Forse who completed every single one of the 49 challenges and also to Matthew Forse and Patrick Hussain-Keenan who completed all but one of them.

General resources
These can be downloaded and printed - I am very happy for other Packs to use anything they find helpful - and if you want the word versions so you can edit them please just email me.

Badge work
Cubs who take part in all of the meetings and activities during these two terms will be able to earn loads of badges: 
  • Challenges: Outdoor, Promise, Creative, Fitness, plus sections of Community and Global
  • Activity: Artist, Camper, Cyclist, Entertainer, Global Conservation, Local Knowledge, Naturalist, Water Activities and World Faiths
  • Staged badges: +5 nights away; +2 hikes away
There will also be medals awarded to those Cubs who participate in the most activities overall!

Medal table
 

Challenge
The name of the challenge
Details
What does the challenge involve?
Date
When will we be completing it?
Badge links
What does it go towards?
Complete
When did we gain the medal?
Event report
Click the medal or word to link to the event report
Event Hunt Find out about all the different Olympic Events

Sleepover:
10-11/03/12
  11/03/12
Build a Friend Make a Cub and turn it into a good friend Joint meeting:
17/05/12

  17/05/12    
Fly the Flag Design a team flag and fly it Camp:
18-20/05/12
 
Creative Challenge 18/05/12   
Blindfold Walk Use team work to get everyone around the course safely

Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
Outdoor Challenge 11/03/12 
We like ... Find out what Cubs from different Packs like Joint meeting:
17/05/12
  17/05/12
Food for Thought Try out some foods from different countries Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12 
 
  11/03/12 
Introducing the Aliens Describe yourself and your planet to visiting aliens Meeting:
19/04/12

  19/04/12
The Great Egg
Relay
An egg and spoon race but with raw eggs Meeting:
12/01/12

  12/01/12
Staying on the Ball Doing your best while playing catch Meeting:
05/01/12

  05/01/12
International Greetings Learn how people greet each other in different countries Joint meeting:
17/05/12

  17/05/12
Courage Mime Perform a mime which shows how you are courageous Meeting:
05/01/12

Promise Challenge 05/01/12
Inspired Collage Make a collage about someone who inspires you Camp:
18-20/05/12
   
Promise Challenge 19/05/12
What's my Goal? Set yourself a goal and then work hard to achieve it Meeting:
05/01/12

  05/01/12
Pond Dipping Find lots of different animals and other life Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12

Naturalist
Outdoor Challenge
11/03/12 
Pioneering Build something cool using poles and ropes Youlbury day:
26/02/12
 
Creative Challenge
Outdoor Challenge
26/02/12    
The Name Game A getting to know you game with another Pack Joint meeting:
17/05/12

  17/05/12
Alphabetical Scavenger Hunt Find something beginning with every letter of the alphabet Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Outdoor Challenge 11/03/12 
Walk the Marathon Don't worry - we can share the distance between us! Meeting:
26/01/12
Hike:
14/04/12 

Hikes Away
Map Reader
Navigator
14/04/12   
Soap Trophy Carve a trophy and then award it to someone Camp:
18-20/05/12
   
Creative Challenge 19/05/12
  Life Cycles Learn about the life cycles of different animals Meeting:
22/03/12

Naturalist 22/03/12
Blessings Think about all the things that make you happy Meetings:
12/01/12
19/01/12


19/01/12
Tin-can Telephones Send messages the old fashioned way Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Outdoor Challenge 11/03/12 
Map Your World Create a 3-D map of our local area Meeting:
21/06/12
  
Local Knowledge 22/06/12   
In the Community Find out about the good deeds of someone in the community Fire Station:
24/05/12
Local Knowledge Community Challenge
Promise Challenge

24/05/12
My Sistine Chapel Create a mini Sistine Chapel ceiling Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Artist 11/03/12 
Mini Parachutes Compete to build the most effective parachute Camp:
18-20/05/12
   
  19/05/12
Faith Visit Find out about and visit a place of worship Meeting:
28/06/12

Community Challenge
World Faiths
Promise Challenge

28/06/12    
Pictures in Pictures Create and find pictures hidden inside pictures Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Artist 11/03/12 
The Real Abolitionists Find out about the abolition of slavery Meetings:
02/02/12
09/02/12

Promise Challenge 09/02/12

   
Time Travelling Sportathon Compete in events from the first Olympic Games Camp:
18-20/05/12

Fitness Challenge 20/05/12
Athletic Visit Visit a local sporting club or event Outing:
26/03/12
Meeting:
29/03/12 

Fitness Challenge 26/03/12
Citius - Faster Build and race wooden boats - how fast will they go? Camp:
18-20/05/12
   
Creative Challenge
19/05/12 
Altius - Higher Take part in a Cub Scout's own at the highest local point Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12

Promise Challenge
Camper
11/03/12 
Fortius - Stronger Work with Scouts to put on a very special event Meetings:
10/05/12
31/05/12
07/06/12
Afternoon:
09/06/12

Entertainer 09/06/12
Trading Post Work as a team to complete tasks and earn medals Meeting:
08/03/12 

Creative Challenge 08/03/12 
  
Feast or Famine Banquet Find out about some of the inequalities in the world Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Global Challenge 11/03/12 
Pyramid Fires Build and light a pyramid fire - and toast some marshmallows! Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Outdoor Challenge 11/03/12 
Make a Splash Try out a water activity you've never done before Meeting:
13/09/12
Outdoor Challenge Water Activities
Fitness Challenge

13/09/12
  
Climbing Marathon Climb as high as you can - see how high we can go as a Pack Youlbury day:
26/02/12
  
Outdoor Challenge
Fitness Challenge
26/02/12 
  
Wildlife Documentary Create your very own wildlife documentary Meetings:
19/04/12
26/04/12
03/05/12

Global Conservation 03/05/12
 
Communication Wide Game A wide game where messages are passed by different means Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12
  
Camper
Outdoor Challenge
11/03/12 
Water, Water Everywhere Think about how to save water and try to limit yourself Meetings:
23/02/12
01/03/12
Sleepover: 
10-11/03/12

Global Challenge 11/03/12
   
The Greatest Show on Earth Learn about and then try out some Olympic events Meetings:
12/01/12
26/01/12
Outings:
22/04/12
06/05/12

Fitness Challenge  06/05/12
10 Mile Bike Trip Take part in a 10 mile bike ride and earn the cyclist badge Meetings:
26/01/12
14/06/12
Bike Ride:
16/06/12
 
Fitness Challenge 16/06/12   
Friendship Camp Camp with another Pack and get to know them Joint meetings:
17/05/12
19/07/12
Camp:
18-20/05/12

Nights Away +2 20/05/12 
Every Cub Swim a Mile Don't worry - you don't have to do it all at once! Meeting:
26/01/12
Swimming trip:
12/04/12
  
Fitness Challenge 26/01/12    
Adopt Part of Your Community Tackle a community project and really make a difference Meetings:
22/03/12 
26/04/12
Whole day:
29/04/12

Promise Challenge
Global Conservation
27/05/12
Community Heroes Award Night Invite our local heroes to a special award ceremony Meetings:
23/02/12
01/03/12
10/05/12
14/06/12
Evening:
12/07/12

Artist
Promise Challenge
12/07/12   
Equality Games Think about the obstacles some people have to overcome Meeting:
20/09/12
Fitness Challenge  20/09/12