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Monday Cubs Update

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe

Hello All Parents of Cubs who attend 1st Frankby Greasby Royden Pack on a Monday Evening.

As you were informed towards the end of 2015, the Group sadly said goodbye to both Steve and Tom as Cub Leaders.  We started our search for replacement Leaders and volunteers to help run the pack, but it is with regret that I have to inform you so far we have been unable to appoint any replacements due to the lack of response to our notices both at the Group and District.  We will continue to keep looking, as it is our intention to retain Monday Cubs as an offering at the Group.
We are however conscious that in the interim we want the Monday Cubs to still be able to enjoy Scouting with our Group, and to this end we would like to offer them the opportunity to come along to Tuesday Pack for as long as they would like or until we replace the Monday leaders and get that pack back up and running.  We appreciate that this may not be possible for some if you already have other commitments.
There is also a change with Tuesday Pack, with myself and my wife Lisa taking over, due to commitments with the previous leaders not being able to give as much time as they would have wished. So it’s a new for us and hopefully the start of a great adventure for all.
We are both looking forward to taking on the challenge, and meeting up with the Cubs next week and starting to get to know them.   We are aiming to have a well balance programme in place, which will include badge work, activities, fun, games and adventures.  I want us to get out and about more, with hikes, bikes and games / activities away from the hut.  More details will be forwarded to you when the programme is complete for this term, so that you can see what we have in store.
We will be getting to grips with all aspects of the pack, including ensuring that record cards, badge achievements, personal details and subs payments are up to date and correct.  We would also love for parents to get involved with the Cubs, maybe helping out a couple of evenings a year.  We will look at pulling together a parent rota so that Mums and Dads can lend a hand and have some fun along the way.
Do any of you use Facebook?  We have a private 1FG Cubs page that only members of the group can view (this is NOT a Public Site so only you and not Friends of or non members can see it’s contents).  It’s a fantastic way to let you see what your Cubs will be getting up to, and is used successfully with similar pages for our Beavers and Scouts.  It is our intention to utilise this for both informational and visual notifications (along with emails), so please do let me know if you would like to join the site so we can add you in.
There are two events coming up that I would like our pack(s) to get involved with.  These are District run events and are open to all Cubs in the pack so it would be great if you could let me know as soon as possible if your Cub would like to take part ………
23rd January, 2:00pm  – The 5-A-SIDE Football Competition, held at Leasowe Recreational Centre  (minimum number of 5, but if more come forward then possibly two teams or share the players in one team)
21st February, 12:00pm – District Cub Swimming Gala, held at Leasowe Recreational Centre (minimum number of 4 (there is also a relay race along with individual races).  Your Cub must be able to swim at least one length of the pool. There are two age categories – Under 9.5yrs and under 11 yrs)
Of course we would also appreciate some parental support with both these events if nothing else but to cheer on those who take part if we can get the teams together.  BUT …. if there are any keen Football Coaches or Swimming Coaches amongst the parents of the pack, then your help, support and advice would be gratefully received.
So, if you have any queries, questions or concerns, please do come back to me.  It would be great if you could let me know if your Cub would like to come along and join us, and also don’t forget to let me know if your Cub would like to partake in the above events as soon as possible also.
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