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6th May 2017

Well what a weekend we all had at Caddihoe! Over 100 scouts and Explorers had fun whilst assisting in selecting the leaders to take our young people...

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Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

Devon Cubs have had a song written for them to celebrate the cub scout centenary. 

Lyrics

Cub Scouts

(Centenary Celebration)

Chorus

Cub Scouts gathered together,

Cub Scouts, on this special night.

Cub Scouts singing together,

Making our voices unite.

We're gonna keep singing ‘till the morning light.

We’re gonna celebrate. We're gonna do it right.

We're gonna keep Akela awake all night!

Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight.

One hundred years ago tonight was the night the Cubs were born.

Verse 1

Be prepared to have an adventure.

Be prepared to find new friends.

Looking for fun? Here is the answer,

Fun and adventure again and again.

Be prepared to help when we're needed.

Be prepared to lend a hand.

Work for a cause until we’ve succeeded.

Working together - together we stand.

Chorus

Verse 2

Be prepared to join our big fam’ly.

Be prepared to hold out your hand.

All round the world our sisters and brothers,

Brothers and sisters in every land.

Bridge

And no one's alone when they're a Cub Scout.

Your Six will be with you, without a doubt.

There are so many things for you to find out

When you become a Cub Scout.

Chorus

Cub Scouts gathered together,

Cub Scouts, on this special night.

Cub Scouts singing together,

Making our voices unite.

We're gonna keep singing ‘till the morning light.

We’re gonna celebrate. We're gonna do it right.

We're gonna keep Akela awake all night,

Tonight, tonight.

Tonight, tonight.

One hundred years ago tonight was the night the Cubs were born.

© Chris Speyer & Alan Boxer

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Scout Annual Cub Report

With many camps taking place around the County, cubs were able to enjoy the OUT of Scouting.

The year ended with the County Shield where the theme was colours. Some very ingenious interpretations were seen in the bases put on by eight of the Districts. The golden cakes proved to be very popular and delicious, the black shadow base had everyone trying to work out images and shapes, whilst the blue saw us exploring the vagaries of the sea . Pink took some fathoming out as we ran the obstacle course with the field guns, whilst white saw us ski-ing around the building, The turquoise of the glaciers was scaled and the yellow of the sunflowers took us to the sky where we had the silver of the stars.

The eventual winners were 1 st Topsham from Exeter who retained the Shield. 2nd place went to Fremington, North Devon and 3 rd to Chumleigh, Mid Devon.

By popular request we had a Chess tournament, the first for many many years. One of the quieter activities I have organised. The tournament was run on the Swiss system, where everyone had 5 games. After 3 hours of playing the eventual winner was James Rowe of Exeter who was presented with a magnificent new trophy made for us by Ashley, an ASL from Topsham Grateful thanks go to Chris Walledge from Exeter for his excellent organisation of the afternoon.

The swimming gala saw more entries than ever and even though we extended our time in the pool we only just made it. A new name will appear on the Swimming Shield this year as for the first time ever a team from Sid Vale, East Devon stormed ahead and won by quite a margin, North Devon were 2 nd with last years’ winners Torridge coming in 3 rd.

Our congratulations go to Declan Jack O’Dwyer from 1 st Marlborough, South Hams. In the Honours list he was awarded the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct.. By putting into practice what he had recently learnt in Cubs First Aid when his pregnant mother had an accident with boiling water, “Declan’s quick reaction” in the words of the doctor ,“had saved her from severe burns and the baby was fine”

The County Roll of Honour certificate has been presented to nearly 8% of the Cubs in Devon with some 240+ being printed. It remains very popular with the youngsters and I am always delighted to be asked to present them. This year we were able to include a special outstanding achievement to one of our more challenged cubs.

When you look at these statistics you realise that in Devon we have Superb Cubbing.

We are looking forward to the Cub Activity Day to be held at Watcombe in April The badge is superb as are the many activities which are being planned. The day will include a base for suggestions for the 100 Challenge badge which we are planning for our Centenary Celebrations in 2016. High amongst the Challenges will be the aim to increase our Cub numbers to 3000. There will be a certificate given to the 3000 cub to be invested. How this will be achieved will be a challenge in itself but I am sure amongst us we will find a way.

None of these activities would be able to take place without the continued hard work put in by leaders, so really you are the people who should wear the mantle of success which we see in the Cub Section

 

I hope to see you all throughout the year at county events

Sandra Johnson
Assistant County Commissioner Devon Cubs
cubscouts@devonscouts.org.uk


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