Category Archives: Cubs

Pantomime

Saturday 27th February

PantoA quick reminder that it is the annual trip to the Saxilby Panto this Saturday.

Please can all cubs who have paid for tickets meet in the entrance of the village hall at 2pm. The show starts at 2:30pm. Keep your eyes peeled for some current and ex-cubs in the cast!

Mothering Sunday Church Service

Sunday 6th March 2016

The Annual Mothering Sunday service will take place on Sunday 6th March 2016 at St Botolph’s Church. The service will start at 10:30 am, sections will meet in the Church Hall by 10:00 am.

This year’s service will be the same as last year, a family communion format but shortened as much as possible and will still include pieces from all sections. The Length is less than an hour. Flags will be paraded, a posy of flowers prepared by the Mothers Union will be given to all Mums present and there will also be simnal cakes and a drink after the service in the church.

So, please come along and give your support to the children and leaders.

Cubs100 Celebration Necker

neckerTo celebrate Cubs100 a special necker has been made available to wear alongside the usual necker. It is £4 in the Scout shop but we have subsidised the cost of this so that Saxilby Cubs can get one for £2.

If you would like one then please complete the form sent home with the Cubs last night and bring it in with £2 at the next meeting.

Our Lincolnshire

cropped-Wind-Turbines-Logo-Top-head-barUniversity of Lincoln Heritage Study

We have been contacted by the University of Lincoln to assist them with their ‘Our Lincolnshire’ campaign. They are performing a study on what the people of Lincolnshire think about their heritage. They would like the children and young adults from all groups to fill out the survey (link below) which should take around 15 minutes for over 10’s and around 5-10 minutes for under 10’s.

If the children let their group leader know if they filled out the survey then this activity may count towards badge work.

The survey is available from this link;

https://www.research.net/r/ourlincolnshire

If you would like to know more about the project then you can view their on-line blog here;

http://ourlincolnshire.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

CUBS UPDATE – CUBS100

CUBS 100

Happy New Year to everyone! This year is an exciting year for the Cubs as we will be celebrating our 100th birthday! Throughout the year there will be a number of events and challenges to mark what is Cubs100. Keep your eyes peeled for further information on this!

The Cubs have already received their Cubs100 occasional badge, so it seems an appropriate time to show you where the badge should be placed on the uniform. The attached diagram should be of help!

This is an ‘Occasional Badge’ which is a badge celebrating a one-off occasion and is worn on the uniform for a temporary amount of time (usually about a year). Your cubs may already have an occasional badge on their uniform, in which case this should be removed before stitching on the Cubs100 badge.

Padge Placement

Thank You

Thank YouA big “Thank You!” to everyone who came along to the fundraiser today. We raised a total of £600 towards the community defibrillator!

John McDonald of the Pavilion Bar also had this to say;

A big thank you for raising this fantastic amount from myself and the rest of the Pavilion Bar Saxilby staff. The total raised so for towards the purchase of the CAD stands at £895.00 including the amount raised by yourselves. I now have the lottery license (200 Club) from WLDC and I have approached 2 well known and respected persons in the village and asked them if they will be prepared to act as trustees for the fund. Once they are in place, I can then give you more information and a date for the launch of the lottery to raise the final amount needed. Once again, many thanks for your efforts in raising this incredible amount in a matter of a few hours.

Cubs – District Christmas Party

5th December 2015 2pm – 5pm

christmas_badgeThis year’s Cubs District Christmas Party will be held on 5th December between 2pm and 5pm.

This is an opportunity for all the Cubs in Lincoln District to get together for party games, a party tea and a visit by Santa.

It will be held at Holy Cross Church, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln.

The cost per Cub is £5 which must be submitted by 18th November 2015.

Cubs – Group Paper Collection

Saturday 14th November

Group Paper Collection – Saturday 14th November.
Cubs and supporters take the lead for this so please come along and help, even half an hour makes a lot of difference. Meet at the Anglers car park from 9am. Tasks include; kerbside collection of papers, bagging and stacking the storage container in the car park. With plenty of hands we usually finish between 10:30 and 11:00, or earlier if we get a lot of helpers involved! Refreshments are provided!

Fundraising Event in November

BEAVERS and CUBS UPDATE – There will be a fundraising event at the end of November. The hardy Beavers will be having a sleep over in the hut. More details to follow during the first meetings back after half term next week. We hope you all had a great week!

Cubs – We’ve had a busy year so far!

It has been a while since we posted updates to the site, so we thought we would bring you up to date with some of the things that the Cubs have been doing this year.  We can’t list everything we have done this year, but these are the highlights.  Check out the Cubs Galary for more photos!

January

DSC_2633We visited Whisby Nature Park to track down some of the winter wildlife making it’s home in Lincolnshire.  This included huddling up in the Bird Hide for a spot of ‘twitching’.

 

 

March

DSCF2236It’s not all hard work being a Cub Scout!  In March we visited PlayZone in Lincoln.  The only down side to the evening was that adults were not allowed on the giant slide!

 

 

April

DSC_2744April saw us visit the excellent climbing wall at Sudbrooke.  The Cubs spent the evening climbing up and down the high wall and across the bouldering wall.  We rounded off the evening with a walk around the grounds.

 

 

May

DSC_2848Over a weekend in May, Chief Scout Bear Grylls took to the skies in his helicopter to visit as many scouts as possible.  This was Bear In The Air.  Saxilby Group headed off to Burghley House for their encounter with Bear.  What a day it was!  So many activities going on, including archery, caving, shooting, zorbing, carting, rope making, arts and crafts and even the opportunity to jump off a tower!

May also saw our first Cub Camp of the year at Walesby Forest.  Joined by the Explorers, Scouts and for the first time, the Beavers a great weekend was had by all.

July

DSC_3004Maggots at the ready!  A few fishy tales were born when we headed off for a spot of fishing.  Judging by the size of some of the fish our Cubs caught, no tall tales were necessary!

 

 

October

DSC_3464Too cold for camping in October?  Not for Saxilby scouting group it isn’t!  We had our second camp of the year at Walesby Forest on what turned out to be a beautiful October weekend.  Pioneering, shelter building, kite making, tent skills, wide games and the every popular camp fire sing-a-long were a great way to end the summer.

 

DSC_3543Also in October we were invited to visit the amazing volunteer fire fighters at Saxilby Fire Station.  The cubs had a chance to question the fire fighters, try out the fire hoses, watch a demonstration of some of the cutting equipment and probably the most exciting part, sit in the fire engine and wake up the whole of Saxilby testing the sirens!

 

DSC_3562Rounding off a busy October, the Cubs visited St Botolph’s Church.  They were give a tour of the church and a chance to learn about it’s history.  Oh, and they also got to try out the bells!  Yes, that’s what that noise was!

 

 

More to come!

So, there are just some of the highlights of the year.  This is not all we have done in 2015, it has been a busy year!  With two months left of the year, there is more to come!