We usually finish Term 4 with our traditional Iceblocking activity: this year we decided to do things a bit differently! After the unfortunate cancellation of the District Soccer Competition due to heavy rain a few weeks prior, the Cubs voted to finish the term with a Soccer night. Even better, we were joined by 1st Gordon and 2nd Turramurra, adding a bit friendly rivalry to the evening. It also meant a bit of initial chaos as we herded about 70 Cubs onto the three soccer fields at the St Ives Village Green (a HUGE thanks to David Howard from Primary Soccer, who kindly donated two sets of goal posts and let us use his professionally marked fields).
The Cubs enjoyed a couple of games of soccer, very professonally refereed by three of our of Scouts – thanks Luke, Lachlan and Alex. (More soccer photos in our photo gallery!)
For those not playing and younger siblings, there was also a game of bocce – a ball sport closely related to British bowls and French pétanque. Traditionally a match is started by throwing a smaller ball, or jack, into the playing area. As it was a bit hard to see the jack, Cub Scout Bocce used a bright red, and now slightly dented drink bottle (thanks Nico!).
And how else to finish a fun evening then with a sausage sizzle – thanks to Garry and John for cooking what must have been about 120 sausages for a never-ending queue of hungry Cubs!