Term newsletter


The Jackal may follow the Tiger, but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,

Remember the Wolf is a hunter – go forth and get food of thine own.

                                                                                                                                                                The Jungle Book


Hi everyone!


Oh dear, no one to welcome!! Come on Cubs, moms and dads. Tell your friends how great Cubs is.

Moms and Dads, please tell your colleagues and friends how much your youngsters get out of Cubbing/Scouting.


To James Ashcroft who has turned 11 and will be concentrating on his sporting career.

We will also be saying a sad farewell this term to Giro and Alessio Lopes who are emigrating to Portugal, where they plan to join Cubs too.

Again we have a variety of exciting programmes and events. This term’s theme is “Cubs in Action” Continue reading

Cub Adventure day 22nd August

Hi All

The information is out for this year’s Cub Adventure Day to be held on Saturday 22nd August at Gilwell camping grounds on Florida Lake in the West Rand. This is an Annual event for the whole of Gauteng’s Cubs. The venue is rotated annually to ensure that you do not have to travel far every year.

This year the theme is “Our Precious Planet”

There will be 5 interactive Talks from:

  • Rhino people – they will be selling Rhino pins that may be worn on the uniform – R20 extra
  • Water Board
  • Bee people
  • Birds – they will also be selling pins – these will go on the campfire blankets
  • Pick it up.

These will be interspersed with 10 fun bases for cubs to participate at.

The cost is R45.00 per cub which includes a badge. Parents and siblings R25.00 a tea garden and tuck shop will be available. If you would like to attend please book your place by Thursday 30th July so badges can be ordered and supplied. RSVP Akela. (Invitation and details attached.)

Our next cub meeting is at the hall at the usual time.

Akela Lorna

PDFInvite cub adventure day 2015

District Night Hike

Hi All

Our new term starts on Friday 24th July with the District night hike. This year we are Hiking around the suburb of Farrarmere. Please see attached flyer (below) for more information.

Cubs will be placed in teams and will be required to push a wheel barrow from base to base while cooking in it as they go. This will require a wheel barrow per team. Is anyone able to help out with the loan of a wheelbarrow. The light weight garden type would be preferable.

Please contact me if you can help.

Akela Lorna

Amazing Meals on Wheels invite

Friends for Friday

Hi All

Just a reminder that today is the deadline for the “bring a friend” next Friday. If anyone is bringing a friend please let me know ASAP. I shall be shopping on Monday and  I need to finalise numbers. Please remember friends must also have  a consent form and R40.00 for their food and a mess kit.

Akela Lorna

School holiday program

Hi All

We are running a day’s school holiday program on Friday 17th July. Cubs can be dropped off at the hall between 7.30 and 8am and can be collected again at 5pm to accommodate parents who work. Children who are in the other school system are welcome to join us after school for the afternoon. We are also encouraging them to bring a buddie for the day to let them experience cubs for themselves with an aim to growing our numbers. An invitation has been attached for the purpose. Continue reading

Pack outing

Hi All

This Saturday, 20th  June, is our planned Pack outing. We are going Cycling at the Benoni Country Club Mountain Bike Trail. Which is situated inside the Safety of the golf course. There is a 5k beginners trail which would be suitable, and a more advanced yellow trail at 8k’s. It my intention to tackle the shorter 5k trail and those who are energetic can do a couple of laps.

Are there are any parents who would be willing to cycle with a group? If so, would you contact me.

Venue: Benoni Country Club Morris Ave, Morehill.

Time:  2pm outside the Pro Shop at the country club, until 5pm.

Dress: Suitable clothing for cycling and group scarf and a cycling helmet

Cost: Under 16 free, Adults R25.00

Bring: Bike and completed attached Consent form.

Please RSVP your attendance/non attendance.


Akela Lorna

011 425 6114
083 709 7412

A few requests for Friday

Hi All

Could all cubs who have a pair of Gumboots please bring them on Friday as we are going to attempt some gum boot dancing.

Our program is about different cultures and I would like to request if that those cubs working at Gold Wolf level (9 & 10yr olds) could please find out a little something about a different culture other than their own. So that they can come and tell their group about what they know.

And Lastly:

As the weather has now turned to winter. Cubs may wear track suit trousers over their uniform to keep warm, however I expect them to be able to take them off and have uniform trousers underneath for the short period of opening and closing ceremonies. This will be until further notice.


Akela Lorna