Thursday May 5th 1988
Pack Parent’s Evening
The Grand Howl and Flag Break were taken by Baloo and Kaa completed the Inspection with help from two parents. The collection of subscriptions had been carried out prior to this by Bagheera and a parent.
A relay Game called ‘Mixtures’ started the evening’s activities and as one six was a cub scoutx short, one of the enthusiastic fathers completed the team. Following this game the Pack enjoyed a confusing game called ‘Noughts & Crosses’ where two teams competed against each other to fill the correct three chairs from the nine set out.
Akela then explained the format of the Dorothy Cooke Competition to be held in June and that the Pack was to run a Local Knowledge base, therefore to help the Leaders test out their ideas, four bases would be created on this theme. Each Six then visited the four bases in turn to try and gain the most points and the Parents were invited to wander around the bases but not to help the Cub Scouts. Kaa ran the base to find the route between Olney and Stony Stratford, Bagheera on Knowledge of Hanslope using a map, Baloo on identifying places within the District from photographs and Akela on finding where all the District Groups can be found using small flags. The Cub Scouts found the bases interesting and competitiveness was evident to try and score the most points whilst the parents also learned more about their locality.
The Cubs having enjoyed a quiet period quickly entered into a game of ‘Tug of War’ where their excess energy was partially used up. A game of ‘Sculptor’ was then organised and one mother made up the numbers so that the parents could judge the best trio’s work each time.
‘Anything Goes’ game between two teams then ensued and great fun was had by all during this frantic game. To conclude the activities a game called ‘Minder’ was played where powers of observation was the key skill.
Before the Grand Howl taken by Akela, Baloo gave the parents last minute suggestions for the forthcoming Pack Week End in the Forest of Dean. Akela thanked the parents for their interest in attending and hoped that they had gained an insight into Cub Scouting.