Cubs Weekly Challenge

By Dawn

  The Cubs are asked a to complete a challenge each week, NOT compulsory. After each term the winning six will be treated to a reward for work undertaken and points awarded.     Good Luck to those who take part…!    however The top 3 Cubs who RELIABLY put in more effort into these challenges shall also be rewarded Handsomely…..!!!!!

We are always open to accepting unwanted Items for our Tombola stall of which we would run on the Donkey Derby at Burnham Park,  Items like unwanted but unopened, Sweets, Chocolates, Smellies, Toys, Alcohol, Biscuits But No Bric -a- Brac Please….

  Thank you,  The Cub will be awarded 100 points for each item bought in, going towards the points total for his Six

For last Term    we have awarded prizes to Lellow Six……. for a WHOPPING    6396  Points…

And Also        Kyran TL

                         Noah M

                        Mati B                                  for being the top three that attempt to do the Challenges each week…

Well Done all of you …. The points as a whole were as follows

Lellow Six      6396

Red   Six     5729

Blue   Six      5162

Green Six     4143

Keep Trying Boys…!!!!

So to start of a new terms we have started with a proper Scouting Challenge…..!!!    Lets get cracking….

Lewis Compass Challenge   21.9.18

For our first week Lewis wants you to make your own Compass,    Google it….!!!!    Most component’s should be around the house, and for an added 100 points, Dawn wants you to find North without any equipment in the dark, outside….!!????   You will be tested on Both before points are awarded….!!??!???

Come on Cubs get those challenges ticked off..!


Well That was an AWESOME start, lots of compasses, and lots of working homemade compasses, However We forgot to do the Night time Challenge for Finding North, WE SHALL NOT FORGET…!!!!!!!     Well done all that made their compass, and hold on to the knowledge of how to find North at night.


Personal Challenge 28.9.18

This week you need to increase the number of Star Jumps, Sit Ups and Jump Overs that you did at Cubs,   The numbers have to be higher than this weeks, so an increase in fitness and a Personal Challenge in itself, you should have remembered your numbers or you should have seen Lewis to remember your numbers, If all three numbers are not increased, No badge shall be awarded….!!!

 A Tough One…..!!!!


Wow , Wow, and Wow….!    Every single Cub managed to better his score from last week, There were 2-3 not in attendance, But they have said they want to continue this next week.

All Cubs worked EXTREMELY hard on this and all earnt their personal Challenge or their Skills badge,

Very Very Well Done ALL of YOU…!!!!


Conker Challenge 5.10.18

Next week you all need to bring in a Conker or two with a hole through the middle and string threaded through with a knot on the end, For our Annual Conker Knock Out Competition…

An EXTRA 500 points are to be awarded for the Cub who brings in the most Conkers In Weight…!!!!!

Conker Collecting Cubs….!!!!!!!


A Fantastic 500 Points went to Owen for his WHOPPING 9 Kilos of Conkers, Well Done Owen

and A Well Done also goes to James for Winning the Annual Conker Knock out Competition….

extra points were awarded to both along with points for those that did  bring in Conkers.


Better Person…… 12.10.18

This weeks challenge is an easy one,   But at the same time a hard one, and NO REASON FOR THIS ONE NOT TO BE DONE…!

Think of how or what you can do to make yourself a better person,

We can all improve our behaviour in some way, Write it down, Keep it in your head, and tell everyone or whisper in our ears, but what ever you chose to do, make sure you work hard at achieving this goal.

we will go over these at Cubs….!

Well done to ALL the Cubs on this one know see below for the next stage…


Make a Famous Person Better…! 19.10.18

We had some Really Thoughtful Ideas Last week on what we can ALL do to make ourselves better,

However Some of Our Role Models that We are supposed to look up to have some Improvements to make too,

We want you to write their name down and tell us what THEY can do Better…

Well Done to all ….!!!   Don’t forget to put into action what you spoke of and maybe some of the ideas that Others spoke of as well…!!


1 or 2 footballers mentioned here, and of course Donald Trump was mentioned a few times too…!!!


Home Help Badge for Half Term   26.10.18

This week we want you all to work towards your Home Help Badge,

Lewis will email you the details, and lets be honest you should all be helping around the house anyway…!!!


A Very Helpful 8 Cubs are doing or have completed their Homehelp Badge, Claire is going through the evidence as I type….!

Hugo, Cillian Mati, Adam, Connor, Matthew, Noah and Archie Will be awarded this badge very soon… All those this working towards it can still earn their badge.     and how about keeping up with helping round the house….!


Local Map Challenge 2.11.18

This week we want you to Draw or Print a map that is local to your area, the area surrounding your house, Not the hut….!

Make sure you have a good look at it as you will be tested on what is around your house…!!!


Well Done, Some Good maps, were presented here, and with this we have all completed the Local Knowledge Badge.

These will be presented next week,….. Well Done you lot…!!!!


Poppy and Airplane Challenge..9.11.18

For this weeks Challenge we have two very small Tasks….

1.    Obtain yourself a Poppy and wear this on your uniform for Cubs Friday, and make sure it is worn again for the Service on Sunday.

2.   Make a paper Airplane, The one that flies the furthest will be awarded an extra 1000 points…!!!!


15 of you Cubs came to Remembrance Sunday Parade, A Very Well Done to those of you that attended.

how smart you all looked and all behaved impeccably, We are very proud of ALL that Attended and this will be noted as a tick in a badge Box.

Paper Airplanes….

Skateboard Challenge  16.11.18

This week we want you to bring in a Skateboard, or a Longboard, NOT a Pennyboard, these are too small.

No need for Helmets, or Pads …!!! all will become clear throughout the course of Cubs on Friday…!!!

if you don’t own one, please do NOT go out and buy one, see if any friends, relatives  or Neighbours have one…!!!

it can be returned when we have finished.


A MASSIVE THANKYOU….      To of you that bought in skateboards this made out game of Hungry Hippos possible, otherwise without these we would not have been able to play,     And Just incase he reads this, a HUGE THA NKYOU also to Chris the Policeman that came in to talk to us about respect and the consequences of our actions.


Dan’s Longest Ingredient Challenge. 23.11.18

This week Dan wants you to look on bottles or jars to find the ingredient with the most amount of letters, Bottles of shampoo, bubble bath, face cream, washing up liquid…!

write it down , take a picture, bring it in, we want proof of your longest word, the word with the most letters gets a bonus 1000 along with the usual 100 points for doing the challenge..      this will tie in with our Cubs night for the 23rd Nov….


Well Done to Hugo, with his word of which I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO SPELL…….!!!

It had a WHOPPING 56 letter, and characters as well…   Nice Job Hugo…


Best Book on Sleepover…31.12.18

As it is sleepover next week we want you all to bring in a book, as you should all be reading anyway,

We leaders will award points for what we vote to be the Best Book….


In True Disgusting Cubs fashion, we awarded BEST BOOK TO ERIK….!!

for his book titled ,  Why Is Snot Green…!!!       3 leaders voted this the best one out of all…!!!


Check on Challenge Check…!!!!     7.12.18

Admittedly I am a bit late posting this so lets see who checks on the challenge……….

on The 1st Cippenham website you will find the answer, who is stood next to a much younger Lewis Quick, ( Leader), in the images….???

I will only accept those who give me 3 correct names of those people stood NEXT TO LEWIS… in all images…..!


Well Done Jeevan, Noah and Hugo, for finding the images on the website….!   those that looked and didn’t find, have a look in the “History” page..


Christmas Trading Game Challenge…  14.12.18

To Tie in with Lewis’s Christmas Trading game, He would like you to make a Christmas decoration….!!

Some out of the ordinary…!!!   but still Christmassy…….


There were some WONDERFUL Christmas decorations made,   from Wesley, Joseph, Noah, Mati, Cillian, Hugo and Matthew ( Matthew wasn’t present but did send Pics)

Wesley’s  decorations included chocolate for the Leaders, and as we all know Bribery works a treat…!!! Well done Wesley…


Claire’s Christmas Party Challenge… 21.12.18

As next week is our Christmas Party,   and you should have received the letter by now on your email, please read,

your challenge is to bring in some nibbles for us all to share, and a festive team name for your colour Six…!


We had an Awesome Christmas Party, with a Fantastic game of Cranium adapted by Claire, and some wonderful food, Supplied by All the Cubs that attended this little Shindig….!!!!   Well Done you lot..


New Year Challenge…   11.1.19

This Challenge Claire wants you to Think about how “WE”  1st Cippenham Cubs, can make our community better, what can “WE” do to help locally…??

Have a think and let us know…!???


Well what a start we have, We have suggestions from donating items to Food Bank, Litter Picking and Visiting and OAP home, Along with Water Saving and getting the Community Together,    We are going to try and concentrate on the first 3 listed above, More Details will follow soon…   Thank You Cubs…

And Also Thank You to those of you that bought in Items for the future Tombola Stall that help with our Fundraising for the Group…  Very Much  Appreciated and points are always awarded, this runs throughout the year.


Hot Air Balloon Challenge 18.1.19

This week Lewis wants you to make a Hot Air Balloon…..!!!    Not   Full Size, Of Course…..!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!


A very Well Done to Noah, Wesley, Owen and Matthew for bringing in their attempts at hot air balloons,

a good effort on all that took part.


Egg Protector…!!    25.1.19

We want you to make something….!   that we can place your egg, That you have supplied inside, we will drop the egg inside its container from the top of the steps in the Hut, and the Egg has to be INTACT, UNDAMAGED  at the bottom….!!!

Good Luck Cubs……!!


What a Cracker….!!!    We had a lot of Egg Protectors to test, some successful…!!!     and some not so Successful  ??   However at least the attempt was made,

50 points were awarded to those that tried and failed, 100 points to those that didn’t crack under the pressure….!?!?!?!?!? It was not Yolk…!!!


Chinese New Year 1.2.18

This week we want you to find out your Chinese New Year Birth Sign, And write it down, In Chinese….!!!!      We will be checking,   of course…!


We had Lots of Ox and Tigers… Well done those that looked up what animal you are, and even better to those that found out how to write their animal in Chinese.


One Handed Bowline….8.2.19

To tie in with our theme next week we want you to learn how to tie a One Handed Bowline….!!!!

Google it. and practice.


Some Really very impressive attempts were made here, and yes, some were one handed, those that made an attempt got a swing, those that didn’t…..!!!   Didn’t get a swing…!


Shoe Lace Challenge… 15.2.19

This week we want you to learn to tie your shoe laces, Simple as that…!!!

So those of you with Velcro Shoes will be offered laces to borrow…!    No Cop Outs….!!!

You should all be able to do this simple  task, if not then now is the time to learn….


Well Done to all that already can and those that learnt how to tie their shoe laces, those that didn’t need to try harder and keep trying, or at the very least attempt to try, every day…!


Car Challenge 22.2.19

This half term week, you are to try and build a car that will propel forward, But with No Electricity…!  So No Batteries….!!!

Good Luck,


A Very well Done to Connor, Noah, Joseph and Owen foe their homemade cars, good work all of you.


Stink Bomb Challenge…. 1 .3. 19

SIMPLE……..       Make your own Stink Bomb……!!!!    Smelliest gets extra points,    Cillians was a tough one to beat last year…..!@!@


Well done Cillian, Matthew and Noah for attempting the stink bomb challenge,  we have asked for them to return them next week after some maturing time….!!!!

Connor needs a mention here, he bought a late stink bomb in,  which after a good deep sniff did induce vomiting qualities…..!!!  Nice work Connor….!


Dan’s hovercraft challenge 8.3.19

This weekday wants you to make a hovercraft…

Homemade only, no drones or shop bought craft.

Good luck Cubs…


We had alot of hovercraft ….   well done all of you that tried, some work very well indeed, some worked,  and tried but seals gave way and failed,  BUT the fact is you still tried, good on you….!!!!


Claire’s Disability Observation Challenge… 15.3.19

This week Claire wants to find and note down something out and about that would be difficult or impossible for someone with a Visible disability, and also something that would also be difficult  for someone with an Invisible disability……,   note your  finding and thoughts down and bring them next week….       Get Thinking…….!!!


A Very considerate and thoughtful, Erik, Connor, Noah, Wesley, Adam, fCillian, Owen and Matthew, Well thought out you 8……,     proud of you, we are…!!!!!


Spuddy McSpud Face….22.3.19

This week, you need to sculpt your face from a potato…

NO pens, be careful…..Have fun…….!!!


Spuddy McSpud Face goes to Adam..       for the most detailed spud face..  !!!     Lots of spudfaces, all very amusing and fun to do and see…    well done you lot.


Fishing rod  ….    29.3.19

One of Dawns favourites, build your own fishing rod, the more gadgets, the more points…….       (reel, float, weights ect..)    also find out the correct dates of fishing season,

Rods will be tested, and dates will be checked….!!!


Well done Wesley, Noah and Matthew for their fishing rods,  but a HUGE well done Wesley for remembering the closed season fishing dates….!   15th March – 15th June …

If you see any one fishing along the rivers, get your parents or an adult to contact the environment agency..

Good work you three….!!!


Decorated Eggs Challenge 5.4.19

This week you need to empty an egg …!!!

And decorate it without breaking the shell, and get it up to Dorneywood also without breaking it….!!!!!

Good luck Cubs…