Waiheke Cubs are the “in betweeners” – that is, they are in between the KEAS (ages 5-8) and the Scouts (12-15). CUBS are boys and girls usually aged 8 – 11 years. CUBS can come along for a trial visit and need to be enrolled after two initial visits.
Once cubs have signed up, parents are asked to contribute with fundraising efforts and / or by running or helping to run at least one session per term, with the Leader present.
Cubs runs on Tuesday’s from 6pm – 7.30pm.
Occasionally, times may changes for seasonal adjustments or if we have special later afternoon or evening activities. When that happens, the leaders will communicate it to the group.
We do a wide range of activities – all with an emphasis on achieving badges and a wide exposure to different skills and experiences.
You can read more about CUBS on the National Scout NZ website here
As well as sailing (along with the sea scouts), when weather permits, here are some activities we’ve done in 2017 and 2018:
- Ambulance station visit
- Fire station visit
- Police station visit
- Library Tech Night
- Computer coding
- Terracotta pot painting
- Tree planting / Seed planting
- Beach litter clean ups
- Bush walks / Beach walks
- Te Matuku Oyster farm trip
- Engine Mechanics and Tesla car/ self driving trip
- Onetangi Sports Park games and walks
- Safe Bike Riding
- Games and art / craft activities
- Bush Bivvy Building
- Kayaking / Sailing (weather permitting)
Annual Cubs Camp
One of the highlights for CUBS is the annual Cubs Camp that usually takes place in November at the West Auckland Motu Moana (dedicated NZ Scout Campsite). There are also usually Summer Camps that typically runs in mid Jan – in previous years we have visited Whakanwha CampGround, Motuihe Island, and Motutapu.
Activities at camp are often based around a “theme” and include a number of ‘bases’ where different activities are run. These can be anything from abseiling, to kayaking, flying fox, horse-riding, flax weaving, swimming, mini Olympics and of course lots of eating and having fun.
Joining Waiheke Cubs
Interested to join Waiheke cubs? get in touch to find out more. Important Note: Some sections may already be full. To avoid disappointment, please get in touch with us BEFORE you register. If the section you would like to join is already full, we will invite you to join our waiting list so that we can be in touch when places become available.
Numbers are limited due to the lack of parent Warranted Leaders. More Warranted Leaders are needed – so if you can volunteer to become a Leader, your child or children will go to the top of the queue.
If you can’t become a Leader, and there are currently no spaces available, we can happily put you on the waiting list and let you know when a space becomes available.