Cubs is for boys and girls aged 8 to 10.
We regularly take part in in hall activities like cooking nights, sport nights and craft nights; these nights are to build real life skills and independence that they can use every day. We also have nights purely just for fun like our Get Down and Dirty night, a night where the children literally get down and dirty by taking part in jelly wrestling, eating competitions, flour fights and throwing eggs, not knowing if they’re boiled or not. We also love venturing out into our community like going to our local library for our Literature Badge, going for a walk and cleaning up our streets for clean up Australia Day and joint nights with other Cub units.
Sixers and Seconders are the leadership roles in the Cub unit; this is to introduce the children into the idea of leadership skills. With the support of the leaders the sixers and seconders play a large part in running the weekly nights. These children also take part in leadership weekends to help develop their skills. The large range of skills that are learned in Cubs help lead to the highest award in the Cub unit called the Grey Wolf.
Cuboree is a 4 night camp for the children in the Cub unit that is held every three years. This is the longest camp the Cubs go on making it the most memorable part of a Cub’s experience and prepares the children for the largest Scout camp; Jamboree. The Cubs can expect to participate in games and activities, eat delicious camp meals, watch entertaining night-time shows and experience the great outdoors.
This District based event is ran on the last Friday in August, Watsonia Leaders host a sleepover at the local skating rink, Eltham Skaterz. This night consists of Skating for an hour, off skate games for everyone and a movie projected on the back wall. Once the activities are done and dusted the Cubs sleep on the skating floor.
The leaders at Watsonia for this section are:
With the assistance of:
Allyson Lees, Adam Lees and Kit Sze.
For more information please contact our group leader, Diana Harrison, at email@example.com.