As 100 years rolls past since the landings at Gallipoli we have seen a huge increase in attendance at ANZAC ceremonies across the country. I never went as a youth myself, but since I have been a leader the last 10 years we have as a group made it to a ceremony every year, often two or three. And each year more and more people come. Since last year we have moved to Manakau and it has been a very good move- we are glad to be a bigger part of a small parade. This year was special with the inclusion of horses in the parade and further growth of the parade. We combined the parade with a movie night at the school the night before and helped with baking and cleanup at the hall after.
Once in your Cub life you will get to go to Cub Day. What a great one this was. Carts, wet sponges, balance bridges, woggle making, badges to look at. Our poison blow dart base went well and everyone managed to dart their jungle dinner. We had loads of help from other groups and everyone worked well together. Thanks to the organisers and all you Cubs for doing your best.
What a great day we had. A ropes course was built, a mud run was cut through the swamp and the slide rolled out. Everyone ended up muddy, soapy, a bit bruised maybe and certainly tired. We had great support from our parents and the kids all enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
A huge thanks to the Horowhenua Petanque club for hosting the Cubs to learn about their sport. Only one sore toe and some amazing shots fired. The photographer was too busy learning but here’s a shot Shirley explaining the rules.
2015 started with a pop at Cubs. We made these cool balloon powered boats and floated them on a real boat filled with water.
We didn’t let a little rain dampen our spirits. Defending our 2013 (and 1993) crown we set up our cutter with a tent, campfire complete with glowing light and plenty of greenery. Great work all you keen kids and parents.
A huge thanks to the Wheelers for hosting the Cubs at their place for a bonfire. Yummy homekill sausages!
Today we rowed from Foxton to Foxton Beach. It’s ten k which, even at a leisurely pace that involved at times paddling with a cricket bat, was a fair hard slog. Needless to say the free lunch put on by those fine chaps at the Manawatu Marine Boating Club funded by the Landcare Trust (who had organized the day) was well earnt. We even saw a seal. Great teamwork was shown by the crew and top marks went to the young men who were on their first big boat trip.
What a great time was had, taking in the Hutt Valley Gang Show and the trampoline park on the way. Plenty of fun and entertainment along the terms theme of entertainment.
Kotuku Sea Scouts have taken advantage of some great conditions lately to get a couple of good sailing days on our home water, Lake Horowhenua. Thanks to James for these shots of our main cutter in action.