With the Cub motto of “Do Your Best” front and centre, Cub Scouts are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible. Along the way, Cub Scouts learn how to take care of themselves and work as a team – and most importantly have a lot of fun!
Cubs also experience an exciting variety of other activities: including games and sports, model-building, campfire skits, hiking and outdoor skills. And like Beavers, Cubs enjoy their adventures with their friends.
Our 2018/2019 Adventures
Our Cubs said “more camping”, and so we did. The previous year we had 10 weekend camps, but this past year we camps every sing one!. We introduced real skills this year to the Cubs, like knives, hatchets, fire lighting and cooking on camp stoves. We went canoeing on the Grand River, rock-climbing, laser tag, fencing, geocaching, built robots and went swimming with sharks too! (OK, maybe not that last one!).
What will 2019/2020 bring? Only your Cub will know, as they tell us and we help them plan it!
1st Elmira Cub Pack has grown so large we met over 2 nights: Mondays or Tuesdays at 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:45) at John Mahood School (5 First St, Elmira). When registering on www.myscouts.ca, choose which night works best for you, or has availability. Although we met both nights, we consider ourselves one large pack, with camping and extra activities done together. Akela, head of the Cub Pack, is even present both nights to ensure the same program is run for all youth.
We start with a gathering activity at 6:45pm and then have inspections at 7:00pm followed by the opening ceremony. Please make sure there are 2 leaders present before leaving your child..
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I promise to do my best, To love and serve God, to do my duty to the Queen; To keep the law of the Wolf Cub pack, And to do a good turn for somebody every day.
The Cub respects the Old Wolf, The Cub respects himself/herself.
Do Your Best.
While badges are still an important part of the Cubbing experience, there is much less emphasis on them at meetings. If you Cub has an interest in badge work, they may be worked on during their own time and presented at any meeting. For badge guidelines, click: Personal Achievement Badges or Outdoor Adventure Skills.
We have an ambitious year planned that is going to be lots of fun and a big part of this fun will be the camps, sleepovers, and weekend events. They provide the Cubs great opportunities to expand their horizon and bond with their Pack-mates. We strongly encourage all youth to give it a try. With many events, parents are welcome to join. Please ask a Scouter if you are interested.
All youth must have appropriate outdoor clothing (good rain jacket and boots and good snow pants, hat, water proof gloves and jacket for winter) and a labelled re-useable water bottle. Campers will need a duffle bag or large back pack which they can pack all their stuff in (sleeping bag can be separate). No garbage bags. Youth must be able to carry their gear to the camp site.
Camp details including costs and equipment check lists are posted as each camp approaches.
Our 2018/2019 Scouter Team
A-KELA: Scouter David was Hathi for the last two years, now he’s Akela on Monday nights, and therefore your point of contact that night.
B-KELA: Scouter Andrew was Rama for the last two years, now he’s Akela on Tuesday nights, and therefore your point of contact that night.
BAGHEERA: Scouter Matthew spent a year as Bagheera and then two years as Akela for both the Monday and Tuesday group. He’s back as Bagheera again and will be part-time both nights.
IKKI: Ikki’s son went up to Scouts 3 years ago, but Ikki is having so much fun he sometimes comes camping with us!
KOTICK: The White Seal of the Jungle! It’s Scouter Matt’s third year with 1st Elmira.
MANG: Scouter Jay has been with 1st Elmira for 8 years now, 6 of those with the Cub Pack!
BALOO: Scouter Travis is one of the newest members of our Pack, yet somehow has been with 1st Elmira longer than all the rest of us! How is that? Because Scouter Travis was a youth member with 1st Elmira in the 80’s!
KAA: Scouter Dave was a Monday night Scouter last year, but this year he’s switch to Tuesdays.