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 2016/2017 Adventures
Last year, our Cubs said “more camping”, as so we did. We had 5 camps in all last year, and for this coming year we already have 6 planned! One of the camps last year we spent a few weeks building a soap box car and then we raced all 4 cars we now have all camp long. They also wanted to go rock-climbing, laser tag, geocaching, night hiking and swimming with sharks, so we did all those things too! (OK, maybe not that last one!).
What will 2017/2018 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. At inspections, youth earn bones (points) each meeting for having their uniform neat and tidy. 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.
AKELA: Scouter Matthew has been with Scouts Canada for 3 years now. He spent a year with 31st Guelph before joining us at 1st Elmira. All 3 of those years he was Bagheera, however at the end of last year became Akela, head of the Cub Pack.
CHILL: Scouter Mike has been in 1st Elmira for 10 years! He is one of only two Scouters to be in 2 sections at once, as he is also a Troop Scouter as well.
IKKI: Scouter Todd joins us for his second year. He is the only Scouter in our section without a youth in Cubs, as his Cub went up to Scouts last year. But Ikki had so much fun he decided he wanted to say with us, hooray!
MANG: Scouter Jay has been with 1st Elmira for 6 years now. Last year he went to help out the Beavers but he’s back again with his Pack!
RAKSHA: Scouter Jodi has been with Scouts Canada for over 10 years. She spent 8 of those years with 1st Elora before it unfortunately folded. Not wanting her adventures to end she joined us in Elmira last year.
RAMA: Scouter Andrew is in his second year with Scouts Canada, although he was Scout as a youth and has fond memories of going to a Canadian Jamboree in 1984!
RIKKI-TIVI TAVI: Scouter Mark is also in his second year with Scouts Canada and also joins us from Elora!
SCOUTER DAVID & SCOUTER MATT: We have 2 new Scouters joining in in 2017/2018. They’ll get their Jungle Book names at our Investiture meeting in October.