Congratulations goes to St. Augustines Monday and Tuesday Cubs for their creative talents and for winning the 1st Place in the competition.
Note – last photo’s were taken 15 minutes before the end.
Lower Hutt Zone – Cub Modelling Day at Belmont Scout Hall
Multi-moduled space station
Cubs in teams of six, where given plenty of materials and a them:
“Cubs in SPACE!”
Cubs sitting, getting prepared and listening to the competition instructions
Oh look what we found..
Perhaps we can build a satellite?
Our satellite is almost ready to launch now 🙂
We built a space station
What do we have here?
A space station of course!
National Cub Day “Jungle Magic”
Cubs had a Jungle Fever time with Jungle heat radiating down on them from clear skies. What luck and what better than to get wet.
And get wet they did, if the Cub or Kea stumbled with their promiss or law on the St. Augustine sping the wheel of fortune base. As leader’s, were well armed with water guns.
“The Volcano” racing around the volcano, go the cubs, whilst it erupts sopping wet sponges.
To the right, swinging what looks like fire round and round.
The rain held off for the Soldiers, Scouts, Guides, and general public whilst they remembered the brave, and heroic scarifies made by the soldiers of New Zealand in times of trouble gone by.
Ode of remembrance
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The poignant last post was played by the Hutt City Brass Band.
The Parade leaving the Cenotaph, before the St. Augustine Scouts gather for a group photo.
Tuesday night Cubs got a digging on their annual Petone Beach dig evening.
Where the buried treasure?
A really big thanks, goes to the big Scouts that gave a big help to the not yet so big cubs.
The Scouts come from St. James Sea Scouts. and are working towards their Queens Scout Award.
St. Augustines leaders got a digging too, looks like they were all having a great time.
The weather may not have been perfect, but the slide was, as Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, parents, and even a Kea, shot down the rapid running slide, which was especially built for the day.
The ride was like a torpedo run, and the kids rated it well above swimming pool slides, for the shear rush of speed, before the inevitable splash at the bottom.
Here comes someone now.
And there they go splash!
A big BRAVO to all those Cubs, Scouts, and leaders that displayed extraordinary talents to entertain our eyes, ears, and minds, with dance, songs, magic, and mirth. A round of applause also goes to those with the technical know-how and dedication to prepare the phantasmagoria of lights, including zapping laser lights, mist-making and assortments of flashing shinning spectral spots to shine on the evenings stars – the youngsters with talent.
The weather smiled on the Petone Memorial Garden’s ANZAC day this morning at 8:15am and upon the hundreds of Scouts, whom joined with representatives from New Zealand’s National Defense Force, contingencies from the Cadets, Girl Guides, local MPs, and members of the public to show their respect to the fallen soldiers of New Zealand.
The whole of St. Augustine’s group: Cubs, Scouts, parents, and Leaders took part in bike the trail, following the Hutt Valley River as it gently meanders its way towards Wellington Harbor. The gentleness of the ever descending route, made the ride ideal for the younger riders, and those whom have not sat upon a saddle for a number of years.
Starting from Harcourt – Upper Hutt.
There is a certain excitement upon taking part in an activity with a body of other people, and the Cubs and Scouts could be seen to take on a friendly rivalry with themselves and others partaking that spurred them on to put in a greater effort than they might have otherwise do so.
The Hutt City Council ran the whole event, and organized the registration, start and finish, as well as transport of bikes and cyclists back up the valley to collect their cars.
All in all a great annual event, that even a little drizzle at the end could not put the dampers on.
St. Augustines Cubs out on Petone Beach digging.