Sunday 27th July
Eight Cubs have just successfully completed their Cub Cyclist Badge. To complete this badge the Cubs had to demonstrate that they new how to carry out basic maintenance on their bikes and how to ride them safely.
The morning started off with the Cubs having their bikes checked to ensure that they were roadworthy and to make any necessary adjustments. Next everyone’s helmet was checked and correctly adjusted/ Cycle helmets are off course basic safety gear and all of the Cubs needed to wear a helmet. This was followed by an interesting talk on biking history and safety by Rich , our very own ‘Wiggy’. Following Wiggy’s talk the Cubs were split into two groups. One group completed some work sheets on cycle safety while the other group learned how to repair punctures and make how to make basic adjustments to their bikes. After about thirty minutes the two groups swopped over. Then it was time for a well deserved picnic lunch on the lawn outside the Scout Hut. After lunch with all of the ‘safety stuff’ done it was time for action. It was at this point that Sam arrived and volunteered to go home and fetch a bike and a helmet so she could assist Wiggy with the bike ride. Thanks Sam for being such a good sport
The Cubs then headed out for a bike ridge and a bit of ‘off roading’ The Cubs had a great time and did really well. They returned to the Scout Hut in time for the Tuckshop to be opened so that they could enjoy ice cream. Akela Max organized the day and was very well assisted by Richard, Sam & Paddy.
Well done cubs for working so hard and gaining your badge, and for having fun at the same time.