This year is Cuboree year again and we look forward to the big event in September. Our cubs are getting very excited about camping in tents at Gilwell Park for 5 nights and all the wonderful activities that will be on offer.
Cuboree is an amazing event with typically around 3000 cubs from around Victoria camping in tents in the bush at Gilwell Park. Brilliant work from the organisaing team, leaders and helpers make this event one that remains with the cubs for many years.
6th Melbourne Cubs would like to warmly welcome Rahul (Mang) to the Pack. Rahul is a wood badge leader who has been part of scouting for many years. We look forward to his knowledge, experience and sense of fun helping to grow our program even further.
Representatives of 6th Melbourne turned out to march from the local RSL to the cenotaph on Racecourse Road behind a lone piper.
The weather was a little wet but spirits were still high as a hand made wreath consisting of several poppies made by our scouts was laid on behalf of 6th Melbourne by Emma Rawson and Arcadia Merlot.
A hearty BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls prepared by Richard, Dale, Elizabeth and Michael was enjoyed by all our marchers back at our hall.
Thank you to all those who supported our Christmas Tree fundraiser over the 2016 Christmas period. We hope you enjoyed the lovely smell of fresh a fresh Christmas tree in your house.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2017 with another load of quality fresh Christmas trees.
Once again District Camp at the Pines was lots of fun with all sorts of activities. Who know you could play full size Foosball, shoot marshmallows out of a gun or flush poo down a pipe??????
Its great to see the cubs having such a great time camping under canvas (even if they chose not to sleep!!).
Thanks to all the leaders and parent helpers who made it so much fun.
6th Melbourne Cub Scouts were lucky enough to be able to enjoy a great Canoe night on the Maribyrnong River. Under the guidance of our great instructors, we managed to “Raft Up” and swing our raft through a full circle.
A lot of fun was had by all, and some ended up wetter than others.
Thanks to our great instructors Trevor Kinsey, Dale Hamilton and Steve Burns.
Having crash landed on Planet Rowallan, the pack had to complete a number of activities in order to survive until they were rescued. We managed to work out how we could propel ourselves back to earth, found some interesting planetary food and discovered that the atmosphere on planet Rowallan was much like earth and the air breathable. A great time was had by all.
Thanks to our parent helpers Sarah, Gill, Georgina, Philip and Alex for the great work in and out of the kitchen.
This year 6th Melbourne Cub Pack was very happy to join with 1st New Gibson and 15th Essendon Cub Pack to form Cuboree Pack 107. Leading up to Cuboree the cubs form the three groups got to know each other on two separate occasions. The cubs enjoyed an afternoon and night of fun on a sleepover at 6th Melbourne Hall. On the 13th September 22 cubs joined up at Days Picnic Ground for a wonderful and energetic 8.5km walk through the bush around Mt Macedon.
The fun really began on the 29th September when 37 Cubs, 8 leaders and 3 parent helpers all boarded the bus bound for Cuboree Camp 107, Gilwell Park, Gembrook. That was just the start of 5 days of fun, excitement, mud, games, experiences and new friends. Great Activities, from Time Lords, Robin Da Hood, Cherry Lane, Scouts and Beyond, Far Far Away, Never Never , Six Sences and much much more.
What a great week!! Thanks to all involved from Scout and Venturer volunteers, to parent helpers who assisted with camp setup and our three parent helpers who cooked for us (Dean, Philip and Fiona). A great week was enjoyed by all.