- Our membership averaged 34, and in January we moved from 4 Sixes to 6 Sixes, and increased to 36 Cubs. We have 15 girls and 21 boys.
- We currently have 6 Cubs working on Membership, 14 working on Silver Wolf and 16 working on Gold Wolf,
- Last year, we averaged over 80% attendance again, which is excellent.
- Departures: 11 Cubs went up to Scouts, 2 moved away, and only 3 unexpected, i.e. good retention
- We still have a long waiting list, and not all of those on the list will find places. Siblings get priority.
Activities in 2018:
- Joint camp with 1st Pinelands: 24 Cubs attending
- Joint meeting with 1st Pinelands and 6th Rondebosch
- We had guests at 8 meetings during the year: Guide Dogs, Snakes and Reptiles, Simply Bee, NSRI, 3D Printing, Lois Strachan, National Security, Kathy Brink
- Western Cape Senior Cub Camp: 9 Cubs attended (age 10)
- Overnight expedition to Appleton Campsite on Signal Hill: 18 Cubs attending
- Day hikes and outings: Liesbeeck River cleanup, Jeep Track hike to the dams, two holiday craft activities at the hall, Scout Heritage Centre, work parties, Edward Shield
- Plastic waste and water saving themes
- Community service including Santa’s Shoebox
Advancement in 2018:
- Tom, Zoe, Marc, Holly, James, Tim and Joel earned Leaping Wolves
- Around 15 Silver Wolves and several Gold Wolves last year.
- Star Awards aren’t announced yet but indications are we earned Gold for the third year running. (We did!)
Leaders and helpers:
- Ian continued as Akela, assisted by Baloo (Fraser), Bagheera (Kath) and Kaa (Maurits) in uniform. Stephen, Barry and John were also regular helpers.
- Caleb, Daniel, Luke, Tom, Natasha and Simon were our Cub Instructors.
- Mostly unchanged in 2019.
- Support and participation by parents has never been higher and this makes a difference. We invite all cub parents to volunteer to help out at a meeting or event each year. Please let us know when you would like to assist.
- Thank you to all the helpers!
Plans for 2019:
- Continue with a fun programme and encourage lots of badge advancement
- Great attendance gets great results!