Things Cubs do
Sarah Jones (sacubs@DOVE.NET.AU)
Fri, 23 May 1997 08:02:38 +0930
I've been sitting here thinking about one of my Cubs, who did a totaly Cub
thing the other week.
(Sorry to Ian, but the title is the only way to descrive what this Cub did)
There was a group bonfire at the Scout Hall a few weeks ago and it was a
fmily event. It, on the whole, was a very successful night. Except for
Micheal is ony of my 9 year old cubs and a very lively one and has no fear
of anything. Nothing medically wrong with him. Just has a love of life.
Anyhow, our hall, has a storage area above the kitchen/toilets/leaders
room. this would be about 10 foot high (from the floor....how high from
there to the roof...well, not sure, but I can juststand in the centre to
get ropes and stuff)
Some of the Cubs and Scouts and Joeys had migrated inside to play a game of
soccor, leaving the parents outside socializing (I was not there...so I
dont know for sure how many there were or anything).
Micheal decided that he was going to watch the game from the storeage area.
Most of the kids know that they have to be careful up there and are only
allowed up there with permmission.
Well, Micheal being Micheal, decided that he had to jump off. He has only
sustained a borken heel. I say only, given that he was jumping from 10 foot
and onto a cement floor. Of the 7 possiable brecks one can do to a heel,
Micheal has done the least serious.
However, Micheal is still laid up at home and has, as youmay imagine, a bit
of spare time on his hands (his punishment is not comming to Cubs. Partly
due to being in a cast and also, it is the most serious punishment they can
give him. He was devastated at not being able to come...but there is not a
great deal he can do with a cast on his heel. Especially in the way of
games and activities if he's on crutches). He's lucky he didnt do anything
else to himself, such as breck a hip, or leg, or neck, or back or.....you
get the idea.
So, I guess I am asking a favor. I have also asked one or two people this
already. I want to surprise him with some messages. He's at home doing some
badge work, and I thought that it would be nice for him to get some
messages. We have given him a get well card. Also, if anyone can orgaize a
cub to write to him...it would be appreciated. The other reason is that I
know if Micheal writes back (which he will do...I'll talk to mum) it counts
as part of his Green World Friendship badge, which he can also work on at
Thank you for listening
Angle Vale Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City