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My Promise (12 September 2013)

Why do Scouts make a promise and what does it mean? An opportunity for the new Cubs to learn about being a Cub and the older ones to think about what they should be doing.


Game: Collecting Cubs (15 minutes)

Description

Cubs need to find every other Cub and answer a question about them - work in pairs, with Sixers and Seconder working with newer Cubs

Resources

Instructions

Give each Cub a name sticker to wear. They then need to try and answer all the questions on the sheet - make sure that newer ones are paired up with someone. This is a good activity for a first night back after the summer or another time when there are lots of new ones.


Game: The Shoe Game (15 minutes)

Description

Make new friends by finding the owners of missing shoe - a good game when there are new starters

Resources

None

Instructions

  1. Cubs and leaders stand around the edge of the room
  2. Instruct all Cubs (and leaders!) to remove one shoe and throw it across the room, taking care to throw it low and not too far
  3. On "Go" everyone must pick up a show which is NOT their own and try to find its owner (somewhere wearing the matching shoe) - once they find its owner they must exchange names before the shoe is returned
  4. As soon as a Cub has his own shoe back, and has returned the shoe that he found, he must sit down in his Six corner


Membership: Becoming a Cub Scout (1) (25 minutes - new starters only)

Description

Work towards membership badge

Resources

Instructions

Run through the information sheet and hand out the various bits and pieces - Cubs may fill in the details in their PowerPacks

Badge Links

  • Membership Award - 1
  1. Find out about the Cub Pack:
    • Get to know the other members and leaders in your Six and Pack.
    • Find out about the ceremonies and traditions in your Pack.
    • Find out about the activities that your Pack does

Team Leader: Sixers and Seconder (25 minutes - Sixers and Seconders only)

Description

Understanding new responsibilities

Resources

Instructions

Run through the contents of the information sheet, involving all of the Cubs in the discussion.

Badge Links

  • Team Leader Challenge

Once you have done the Teamwork Challenge Award, you can do your Team Leader Challenge Award. Then you need to earn your Team Leader Challenge Award by doing these tasks over at least three months.

  1. Lead your Six in an activity or captain a team.
  2. Help a new Cub to join in with the Pack meeting.
  3. Teach another Cub a new skill.
  4. Ask your Six or team what they want to do in Cubs, tell your leaders and help to make sure that it happens

World: How you did your best (25 minutes - other Cubs)

Description

Cubs need to talk about a time when they did their best. They must explain how they have kept your Cub Promise and the Law.

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Instructions

  1. Repeat the Promise and Law together. Speak to the Cubs together about the Promise to "do my best" and what they think this means.
  2. Divide up into three smaller groups and spend about 10 minutes answering the questions about when they did their best and how they kept their Promise and Law.
  3. Each Cubs then tells the rest of the Six about how they did their best.
  4. If there's time, get one Cub in the Six to read out the Scouting version of the "If" poem

Badge Links

  • World Challenge - 5

Talk about a time when you did your best. Explain how you have kept your Cub Promise and the Law.


Good Turn Diaries (10 minutes)

Description

Keep a record of good turns carried out at home and school

Resources

Instructions

  1. Give each Cub a good turn diary and ask them to write their name on - tell them that they need to complete it for badge work.
  2. Tell them to keep a diary of all the good turns that they carry out over the next week.
  3. In Sixes discuss the sorts of things to put in it.