With the weather so changeable this week I wasn’t sure we would get to the beach but the weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky and a balmy evening for those of us running around like mad things. Its nights like this that reminds me why I love being a cub leader. The fun the children had just being kids, making friends and racing around enjoying the fun of the beach all to themselves.
A crucial part of the cubs program for this term has been learning how to put a victim into the recovery position and how to apply the first aid principles of DRSABCD. A visit from our local ambulance officer reimforced this and gave the cubs a chance to practice their skills.
Term 4 has seen the cubs busy being out and about in their community learning all about emergency services. We have visitied the SES, fire brigade and police station and the ambulance service visited us.
The Joeys were in tents for the recent Lake Macquarie District Joey Camp at Glenrock, dressing up as indians for the festivities – the leaders were the cowboys.
Some of the Belmont Scout Leaders came down and put up the rope bridge with the help of some of the parents and it proved to be a big hit with the Joeys from all over the district.
Among the activities during the camp were lassoing the cows, horseshoe tossing, archery, dream catchers, a visit to the beach, dancing, storytelling and Nerf gun battles. The big hit of the weekend, the group drumming sessions, gave permission – indeed encouragement – to Joeys to make a lot of noise resulting in a Very Loud Experience.
By the end of the camp we had lots of weary Joeys (and parents) heading for home and looking forward to the next camp.