Suggested Camp Programme
Friday Night Activity
Saturday Morning activity
Training trail - Becoming a warrior
Saturday afternoon activity
Incident trail - Warrior Quest
Saturday evening activity
Campfire - Jungle dancing, Jungle drums and beats
Sunday Morning activity
The Big Hunt (Nature based Scavenger hunt)
To celebrate the 100 years of Cub Scouting we are presenting here a programme theme based around Jungle adventure. The symbolic framework for Cub Scouting has been traditionally the ‘Jungle Book’. Many associations worldwide still maintain this historic link with the ‘Jungle Book’ Theme.
In Irish Scouting we have two traditions - one based on the ‘Jungle Book’ and the other based on Irish legends in particular the Fianna. This was called the ‘Fiannaiocht’ system.
The Jungle Book however has a direct connection with the establishment of Cub Scouting in 1916. The official launch of Cub Scouting was in December 1916, with the publication of the Wolf Cub’s Handbook. This used Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books as the imaginative setting for the section, with Mowgli and the animal characters as the basis
for stories and jungle ‘dances’. The adult leaders were given animal names such as Akela the wolf, Bagheera the panther, and Baloo the bear, and thus our connected theme of Jungle adventure.
What is presented here is a collection of ideas and suggestions around the theme of ‘Jungle Adventure’. A key feature of ONE programme is youth led programme and in creating any programme of celebration, for Cub Scouting 100, is gathering ideas. This resource will be a kick-starter to this process.
It is suggested that Scouters print off this resource and allow your Cub Scouts to view it and discover some ideas they might like to include in their programme. The ‘Spider Chart’ is only a first step and can be expanded with little effort to include many more ideas.
The resource sheets will help to fill in some of the detail and provide further information so that meetings and activities can be more fully realised.
In essence the Jungle Adventure theme centers around a Jungle Adventure Camp. This would be a two night weekend camp, however it could also be developed as a one day or two separate day activities.
Get some help
It is suggested that each Pack seek the assistance of older scouts from the Scout section and Venture and or Rover Scouts to make this adventure a truly magical experience. Incident bases needs to be set up and manned and the Cub Scout Scouter team will also have a lot to do to make the camp a success. Planning of course is key and keeping the programme tight and delivered in a safe and enjoyable way is vitally important.