Cub World: Programs
We have a number of awesome program areas throughout Cub World, and we are working on developing exciting new programs for each and every one. With the change over to the new Cub Scout requirements, many things have changed, and we will update you all as we have more definitive plans. The boys who attend Cub World will have a great chance to knock off a number of requirements for their next rank and will have a great time doing it, too!!
Akela’s Village/Webelos Village
Outdoor skills are taught to Cub Scouts and Webelos in an age specific manner. Cubs learn the basics of knots, fire lays and outdoor cooking, as well as some Indian Lore. Webelos will also learn Basic First Aid, pioneering, and will have the opportunity to spend a night camping away from their Pack, in a different part of the camp, as part of their growth towards independence, and in preparation for Boy Scouting. Special activities for Webelos in past years have included rocketry, soapbox derbies, and geocaching.
Nature and Ecology
What better place to explore our sensitive environment and its living creatures than the Nature Lodge? Discover the secrets of the various plants and animals found right here in Alpine. The collection of animals on-site allow the campers to get up close and personal with a large array of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, and geckos.
Take your best shot at the Archery and BB ranges while you are in Cub World! All Cub scouts are given in-depth instruction and tips to ensure a safe day on the range. At the BB range, campers can also practice their aim using slingshots. Determination is always painted on the campers’ faces as they try to get the ever-elusive BULL’S-EYE! So, READY. AIM. FIRE!
In this area, campers are sure to improve on their teamwork. Field sports include basketball, soccer, hockey, and softball; Cub World provides all of the equipment needed. Scouts are taught the basic rules of the sports and are then allowed to play out a game. During the Fitness program, Cub Scouts are challenged to perform their fastest, while trying to race through the obstacle course.
Arts and Crafts
This program area promises to bring out every Cub Scout’s creativity and imagination. Many of the craft projects are centered on the Cub World theme to further enhance the Scout’s experience at camp. Campers use their handy skills to create fun and sometimes challenging projects.
At Cub World our goal is that every Cub Scout becomes a swimmer and every swimmer becomes a lifesaver! Swimming instruction and recreational swimming are done at the pool. Swimming tests are given at check-in.
Anyone staying in camp who desires to use any of the Aquatics Facilities must take a Swim Test. Swim Tests will be offered upon your arrival in camp on Sunday. Alternative times should be coordinated with the Aquatics Director in your camp. Swimming tests will be administered under National BSA Aquatics Standards.
Learner: Enter the water, be reasonably comfortable, and get your head wet.
Beginner: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
Swimmer: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over the head in depth, swim 75 yards/meters in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side-stroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards/meters using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards/meters must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
The Fitness Area provides personal fitness challenges and exercises. Program here emphasizes personal achievement and improvement over time.
Play 9 holes of miniature golf, climb the indoor climbing wall, play basketball, learn team building games, visit the fire truck or visit the game room. So many activities await you at the activity center.