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.
Our skilful Scouts have taken out thirds in the aggregate points for Senior and Open cutter sailing, Open rowing and our Cubs got third in the swimming. Which made us the second most improved group on the lower North Island.
These certificates may not look like much unless you know what they represent. Our opposition are large groups which are sail on the sea most weeks in two terms. We are a tiny group with a lake that suits sailing about 4 weeks a year. We have further to go to regattas and we make a huge effort to get there. So a third place against these teams is a real victory for our group.
These are the prizes for the hard work put in by Paul and Chris and all the Scouts who have done us proud. Congratulations.
Not quite to the level of the Americans, but still fun. ‘Pinewood derby’ is an activity where cars are made of wood, decorated and raced by Cubs. We made our wheels out of an old tent pole and the cars were off cuts of 4×2. The Cubs seemed to love it and we struggled to drag them to flag down at 8:15. Thanks to Andy for his help, some really great cars were made and raced.