Waiheke Cubs currently runs on Tuesday afternoons from 6pm – 7.30pm. Occasionally, the time changes for seasonal adjustments or if we have special later afternoon or evening activities.
Cubs are generally from 8 – 11 years of age and need to be enrolled after two initial visits.
The Waiheke Cubs pack is led by Sol Harris (Warranted Leader & Waiheke Sea Scouts Chairperson) and several parent helpers including the wonderful Liza Hamilton.
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.
We generally publish photos on the closed Waiheke Sea Scouts Facebook page.
We do a wide range of activities – all with an emphasis on achieving badges and a wide exposure to different skills and experiences.
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
Cubs camp happens (usually in West Auckland) each year in November. There is also a Summer Camp that typically runs in mid Jan.
Activities at camp are 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
You can join Waiheke cubs if there are any spaces open. 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, we are happy to put you on the waiting list and then let you know when a space becomes available.