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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Hosting Chartwell Cub Pack
On Tuesday 6 December from 6:30pm
to 8:00pm (actually went later) Mangaiti Gully hosted about 30 cubs from the
Chartwell Pack. This was broken down to six teams of five to six Cubs who are
aged between 7 to 11 years. One of our Gully members drew up an orientating
type activity where each team had set tasks. Things like identifying native
plants from a photo and collecting a leaf, potting up seedling cabbage trees to
take home, feeding eels in the stream all while finding their way round the
tracks in the gully from a map supplied.
These activities ceased at 6.45pm
and they all met on a stream edge flat for each team to build a bridge from
poles supplied followed by building a small fire each in pre-built brick
The evening ended with drinks of Milo
and toasted marshmallows over the fire.
Roasting marsh mellows for supper
There was one adult with each group
at all times plus heaps of other adults - probably two Cubs to one adult by the
time the Gully people and parents were counted. It was a really fun evening
with the adults enjoying themselves as much as the Cubs. What was really great
was that this group could experience these “wilderness” activities right here
in the city.