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Oct Camp Packing List

posted Oct 13, 2014, 7:08 PM by Simon Edgett

Hi All,

Camp is just around the corner!

Here is the packing list.  A reminder that most of the cubs are in dorms but plan on them being uninsulated....    A toque to sleep in is still a required item!

Below is our recommended packing list.

These items should be brought to camp for both Cubs and parents: 
  • Scouts Canada Cub Uniform (for travel) 
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Warm sleeping bag 
  • Warm blanket (if you wish) 
  • Sleeping pad 
  • Pillow 
  • Warm socks (several pairs) 
  • Underwear 
  • Pants 
  • Long & short-sleeve shirts 
  • Warm pajamas 
  • Toque
  • plastic bag for any wet gear 
  • Towel
  • Running shoes 
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof boots or shoes 
  • Tooth brush & toothpaste
  • Water bottle 
  • Face cloth & soap 
  • Any medications (ensure leader is aware) 
  • Mug
  • Flashlight 
  • cutlery, plate, and/or bowl

Optional: 

  • Campfire Blanket 
  • Backpack
  • Book or other quiet activity 
  • Camera 

Do not bring: 

  • Electronic games 
  • Music players
  • Knives 
  • Matches

• Put your NAME on ALL your possessions

• If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t bring it to camp!

Welcome - Sept 2014

posted Sep 9, 2014, 7:16 PM by Simon Edgett


Welcome and thank you for coming.

 

    I’m Simon and my cub name is Akela which stands for old Wolf.  This is the parent meeting portion of tonights program

    We also have Rosanne & David as primary leaders, Charles and Gordon will be joining us shortly

Leadership Opportunities

Any of you who are interested in joining us   in a formal leader capacity are most welcome also.   I it would be great to see another leader from our joining first years as we our cognizant of program continuity.

 One of the foundations of cubs is the “jungle book story”

   This is where we get all our names and it is the basis for many of our programs.   Those of you joining us from Beavers, this is essentially the same as the Friends of the Forest book used as a basis in Beavers.   (both Kipling)  

What do I need

Cubs should come to each meeting with their shirt and necker.  For the first years, they have a special title of tenderpad and won;t have a necker until after they are invested in the group.

I also recommend the Cub Book (also available at the Scout Store), which documents all the aspects of the Cub Scout promise and motto and all the various badges.

Badges

We operate the program so that  as a group we complete the requirements for 2 stars each year.  That way by the end of cubs, they will have received all 6 stars.  This year we will be working on Black and Purple.  Generally we only give out stars on a group basis.    Cubs are encouraged to work on badges individually.   At each meeting cubs can hand in a badge form and be tested to receive that badge.   Cooking and Home helper are often a cubs first two badges.  

We also tend to do some of the more difficult badges or more unique ones at the meetings or camps, i.e. space exploration and winter cubbing

I will email out a link to the form. 

Cub Kars

We will participate in the cub car program again this year.   We will give you notice and wanted to advice that we will provide each cub with a car to craft for the race.

Code of Conduct   

We have four cornerstones we like to think about when we are at cubs. 

    Leadership, responsibility, respect and community.

    From these cornerstones we work on the kids working well and playing well with one another.

    In terms of a code of conduct, we focus on a motto of "safe, fun, fair".  We will be running a meeting in a few weeks where we have the cubs create their own code of conduct.

Logistics:

    Pick up and drop off: we start at 6:45 and we end at 8:15.   We are available briefly at the start of the meeting to accept any forms and badges and again at the end of the meeting for any questions.

We collect “bones” in the amount of $1 each week to offset consumable expenses.

    We are thrilled to have you stay and chairs are available,   if you are wanting to join in a more formal leader capacity that’s great too.

  We require a signed code of conduct and completion of the C&YS training for any parent wishing to participate in an overnight activity.  I will send these in email.

Camps:

    3 camps per year normally.

    The first camp is in Oct in Langleywinter camp usually in jan...    

     byng which you may have attended as beavers...

    Typically we have one adult per child for camps for first years and a designated adult for 2nd years.

    For the parents to attend there is a code of conduct to sign  +  child and youth safety 

Apple day:

    We sell apples at various locations around dunbar to raise money.

    Coordination help with this is much appreciated.

Manure Sale

Our major fundraiser is our manure sale... one weekend of work and we make several thousand dollars for each section. 

Automated email: set up for everyone so that we can broadcast easily what’s happening within the pack.  Also have a website www.dunbar25scouts.org

 

 

 

Winter Camp Packing List

posted Jan 9, 2014, 7:13 PM by Simon Edgett


WINTER CAMPING EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING LIST


-Cabin accommodation-


  • Backpack - large enough to carry your gear, no hockey or gym bags (Line it with a plastic garbage or leaf bag to keep contents dry)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Warm winter jacket –waterproof (skiing/boarding jacket)

  • Snow pants – waterproof

  • Two pair pants – non-cotton, no jeans. Fleece ideal.

  • Fleece or wool sweatshirt

  • Long sleeve shirt – non-cotton, wool or synthetic

  • Long underwear (optional)

  • Two extra sets of underwear

  • Winter boots – sturdy with rubber soles are best

  • Warm socks – ski socks best

  • Liner socks – non-cotton (optional)

  • Winter gloves or mittens –waterproof- a couple of pairs

  • helmet for tubing (Ski, hockey or bicycle style is recommended)   -should be left in car and picked up on Saturday before tubing   (helmets are not needed at the cabin)

  • Toque or winter hat (ideally one for outside one for inside)

  • Warm sleeping wear

  • Slippers, crocs, or moccasins to wear insider cabin (or clean runners)

  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries

  • Mess-kit – bowl, plate, cup, spoon, knife, fork – plastic is best

  • Mess kit bag – net bag or other to keep items together

  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, soap, hand towel etc.

  • Water bottle – one litre approx.

  • Foam sleeping pad or therm-a-rest

  • Note pad and pen in a plastic bag

  • Extra plastic bag(s) for wet clothing


Notes

  • please label all of your items with your full name

  • All items need to fit into your backpack – we are hiking in

  • Bring playing cards, pocket size chess sets etc. but no board

  • No pocket knives

  • No electronic games or music players!


Badge Placement

posted Oct 22, 2013, 9:14 PM by Simon Edgett

Hi all,

Since we invested our tenderpads tonight, I wanted to send out the badge and crest placement guide.  (From the Scouts Wiki)

Our council crest is the "Pacific Coast Council", the group crest is "Dunbar Heights" and the area crest is "Pacific Spirit Area".



Packing List

posted Oct 6, 2013, 10:44 PM by Dunbar Cubscouts

Fall camp is around the corner...

Below is our recommended packing list.

These items should be brought to camp for both Cubs and parents: 
  • Scouts Canada Cub Uniform (for travel) 
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Warm sleeping bag 
  • Warm blanket (if you wish) 
  • Sleeping pad 
  • Pillow 
  • Warm socks (several pairs) 
  • Underwear 
  • Pants 
  • Long & short-sleeve shirts 
  • Warm pajamas 
  • Toque
  • plastic bag for any wet gear 
  • Towel
  • Running shoes 
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof boots or shoes 
  • Tooth brush & toothpaste
  • Water bottle 
  • Face cloth & soap 
  • Any medications (ensure leader is aware) 
  • Mug
  • Flashlight 
  • cutlery, plate, and/or bowl

Optional: 

  • Campfire Blanket 
  • Backpack
  • Book or other quiet activity 
  • Camera 

Do not bring: 

  • Electronic games 
  • Music players
  • Knives 
  • Matches

• Put your NAME on ALL your possessions

• If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t bring it to camp!

Notes from parents meeting

posted Sep 11, 2013, 8:53 PM by Simon Edgett

Thanks Kaa(Jeff) for the parents meeting. Akela.



Welcome and thank you for coming.

 

    I’m jeff benna and my cub name is kaa

 

    this is the parent meeting portion of tonites program

 

    Our akela this year is simon edgett

 

    We also have Rosanne, David, victor,

 

    and I believe a few more who will be joining us as leaders this year.

 

Any of you who are interested in joining us

 

    in a formal leader capacity are most welcome also.

 

One of the foundations of cubs is the “jungle book story”

 

    this is where we get all our names and it is the basis for many of the things we do.

 

    If you haven’t read it, it’s a lot of fun

 

    and the Disney movie covers all the more salient points also.

 

We have a slightly smaller group of kids this year than last

 

    with a heavier weighting towards the first years.

 

    One of our challenges as leaders this year will be to ensure the program is accessible enough for the first years

 

    and on target for the third years.

 

    One of the ways we will work with that is to use

 

    the older kids in positions of leadership and responsibility in delivering the program.

 

    We break the cubs down from the larger group, the pack  into smaller groups the sixes.

 

    In each of the sixes there is a sixer and a second who are the leaders of that smaller group.

 

    As part of our program

 

we are going to be concentrating on having the kids do some of the logistical work on their own,

 

    attendance, bones (weekly dues) collection

 

    and some minor presentation issues

 

    like ensuring everyone has all the pieces of their uniform and it’s on and straight.

 

From time to time they break down into their sixes for activity

 

    and it’s a nice safe place for them to try on the mantle of responsibility and leadership.

 

We have four cornerstones we like to think about when we are at cubs.

 

    Leadership, responsibility, respect and community.

 

    From these cornerstones we work on the kids working well and playing well with one another.

 

    This should be a fun time for cubs and from these concepts it allows it to be even more so.

 

    to that end we will develop a code of conduct with the cubs next week

 

    to start them on personal ownership of these ideas

 

Our expectation as leaders is that there will be less management of the kidsthan there was in beavers

 

    and that they will self correct by emulating the example of the others.

 

    When someone is a bit chatty when they need to be listening

 

    because they are particularly excited about something

 

    we try to correct the group first,

 

    then the individual,

 

    then separation

 

    and then a quick time out if required.

 

We find this works well on the cubs as well as the leaders.

 

Logistics:

 

    Pick up and drop off: we start at 6:45 and we end at 8:15

 

    We are thrilled to have you stay and chairs are available,

 

    if you are wanting to join in a more formal leader capacity that’s great too.

 

Badges:

 

    we have a badge oriented program

 

    the cubs on many evenings will earn all or part of a badge at the meeting

 

    and then follow up with home tasks to complete it.

 

    We tend to do some of the more difficult badges or more unique ones at the meetings space exploration and the like

 

    and leave the ones like the home helper at home where the parents can glean the most benefit from it.

 

    Winter camping we do at winter camp for obvious reasons.

 

Stars:

 

    in addition to the badges we work on stars at the meetings.

 

    We concentrate on two stars per year

 

    so that at the end of the 3 years the kids have all six.

 

    Once they get all six this group has an award call the bradlee award

 

    named for a lady who was a leader and great contributor to scouting in the area.

 

    Her son came to the awards last year and had a chance to speak

 

    and was really pleased to see all the work the cubs had done and how his mom was honoured.

 

    Awards: for a combination of badges and stars is primarily individual efforts.

 

Camps:

 

    3 camps per year normally.

 

    The first camp is the weekend of oct 25th in whonnock. 

 

     winter camp usually in jan...    

 

     byng which you may have attended as beavers...

 

    Not really tent camping until we get to scouts.

 

    Typically we have one adult per child for camps.

 

    For the parents to attend there is a code of conduct to sign  +  child and youth safety 

 

Apple day:

 

    does everyone know what this is?

 

    We sell apples at various locations around dunbar to raise money.

   

    Coordination help with this is much appreciated.

 

Automated email: set up for everyone so that we can broadcast easily what’s happening within the pack.

 

Code of conduct papers: for people to sign off on.

Start of a new Cubs Season

posted Aug 28, 2013, 6:04 PM by Simon Edgett

Hope everyone is looking forward to the new season of Scouting.

Parent - you should have received an email from the mailing list; if you did not, be sure to contact me.

First meeting: Sept 10 @ 645pm

Look forward to seeing you there,

Akela
akela@dunbar25scouts.org

Registration Reminder

posted Jun 2, 2013, 12:35 PM by Dunbar Cubscouts

A reminder to register now for the 2013/2014 Scouting season!

Existing Parents - You should have received an email with the details.

Dunbar 25 Beaver Parents - A spot is reserved for all Dunbar 25th Beavers and I will contact you shortly. 

New Parents -  I expect we will have a few openings at all age groups with folks moving away so please email me your details including the age of your child(ren) and if you are interested in becoming a leader.

Bring your form and cheque to the BBQ next Tuesday or email akela@dunbar25scouts.org

Camp Byng - Registration open

posted Mar 29, 2013, 9:19 AM by Dunbar Cubscouts   [ updated Mar 29, 2013, 9:23 AM ]

Pacific Spirit Area
All Sections Camp 2013

May 10-12, 2013
Camp Byng

(Sunshine Coast near Gibsons)

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Families Welcome

The Camp Byng program for Cubs, Beavers and families includes all food, accommodation, games,
crafts, activities, outdoor education and a Wilderness Survivor theme – we hope to see you all there.

Early registration is available until April 14th and includes a $16 discount.
Please register by April 26th at the latest as there will be a late registration fee after this date.


The cost for Beavers, Cubs, and Siblings prior to April 14th is $65.00 ($55.00 for Parents).
There is no charge for Uniformed Leaders who assist with the coordination of the camp.
All registrations are being done on-line again this year at


Payment can be made via MasterCard, Visa, or cheque (cheques not accepted for late registrations).





Pacific Coast Council Kub Kar Rally

posted Mar 27, 2013, 4:49 PM by Dunbar Cubscouts

Sunday, April 21st 2013
Capilano Mall
North Vancouver



 









All Cubs registered in the Pacific Coast Council who won their local area race events come and compete with the winners of the other areas for trophies in speed and design.  Bring your families and friends to cheer you on!

Winners from each area are invited to come and compete in the PCC Regional challenge. Normally we look for the top 6 Kars in Speed and the top 6 Kars in Design from each area, if your group did not participate in an area race but you have some youth with Kars who want to race you may send individual Kars too; please make sure they are in racing form.

Any Scouts who have built Scout Trucks or Beavers with Beaver Buggies if you want to come and demonstrate your vehicles please register and bring them.

Please register your participants by purchasing a ticket.  They are free.  Please ensure you register in the correct category.

Participants register here:
http://pcckubkar.EventBrite.com

Non-racing family and friends do not need to register. Enter through the east side entrance.

Registration at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Racing from 1:30pm to about 2:30pm
Trophies about 3pm

For Kars racing please make sure the Kars are ready to race.  Kars should be weighted but kept less than or equal to   142g (not 5oz, all weights in grams), no longer than 7 inches, have a flat or convex front and use the kit supplied axle nails and wheels.  If you are building right to the 142g weight be prepared to shave off some weight if the scales on race day show heavier than the ones you used, all Kars will be weighted on the same scales at registration and only grams will be used.

Note: Polishing the nails, demurring the wheels and nice paint is OK but no washers, bearings or other modifications to the wheel & axle or bearing surface are allowed. The only aid to friction allowed is a little oil, graphite, or other powdered lubricant on the axle applied before the first race.  The wheels must spin on the axle, the axle must remain fixed in the wooden body.  The distance between the wheels is important, do not narrow or widen you Kar or it won't fit on the track.  If you messed up the block of wood that came with your kit you may substitute another – be careful of the dimensions, if you damage the wheels or axles replacements can be purchased at Scout House, you must use the regulation wheels and axles.

For Kars in the design category there is no weight, size or shape limits except the spirit of the basic kit must be used, the block of wood wheels and axles should appear in the 'Kar' either as themselves or artistically incorporated.  The Kars should be substantially designed and built by the youth, parents can/should help with sharp tools but the youth should do as much of the design, build, and finishing work as they are capable – this is a large part of what the judges are looking for.

There will only be limited tools available for last minute repairs and supplies of lubricant and extra weights will be available only if some of the leaders bring extra.  Please don’t count on it your cars should be in racing trim when they arrive.  Once a Kar is registered no further adjustments or lubrication will be allowed.

If one of your Cubs has a Kar but can't come they can have a friend race it for them but for the design category we need to interview the youth so they need to be there.  The design will be judged during the racing so if they are a little late or can come but need to leave early let us know when you register.

For tuning hints look here:
http://www.rahul.net/mcgrew/derby/speed.html

Trophies will be awarded:

In Speed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
In  Design for Viewers Choice, Classic Design and Judges Choice.

There will be participation certificates for everyone.

We will need leaders to assist with the racing so please when you arrive with your pack let us know and we will give you instructions.

Good Luck.  Any questions please contact me at (604) 760-4964 or at
'kubkar@HariTech.com'

YIS, Lawrence Harris

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