Autumn Term Activity - Fitness Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Ford   

13th September 2011


Dear Parents/ Guardians,


Welcome back after a long summer break. We lost some of our more senior Cubs to Scouts at the end of last term and welcome some new faces this term.

For the remainder of this calendar year, we will be working on our Fitness Challenge and Athletes Badge. You may have guessed from the badge titles, this will involve some physical activities and some monitoring of progress over a period of time. If you have an issue with this, please come and speak to me.

Before I list the weekly activities, I would just like to remind and make you aware of a couple of things.

Firstly, I do operate a Behaviour Policy, and if a child is too disruptive during the Tuesday night session, they will be issued with a warning on the first occasion and will be asked to leave Cubs if their behaviour doesn’t improve over the following weeks.

Secondly, for those of you who are unaware, I do have a full time job, and on occasions I may be required to attend meeting out of the area, which could mean that I may not be back in time to run the Cubs session, and as I am the only uniformed leader of this Pack, I may have to cancel the session. Additionally, there may be times when the majority of the Cubs may be involved in school related activities on a Tuesday evening, and therefore it would not be worthwhile running a session. So it will be cancelled.      

Thirdly, Church Parade’s will recommence as of this month, with a Harvest/Parade Service being held at St Johns Church, Outwood Common on Sunday 18 September at 10.00a.m. Whilst I appreciate that there are likely to be other things that your son/charge will get up to on a Sunday morning, Church Parade’s are not held that often, so every effort should be made to bring them to the service. Cubs is not just about turning up on a Tuesday evening for an hour and a half session, it also brings additional responsibilities for Cub and their parents. The Church Parade is an opportunity for the Cub to show off the badges they have gained and show off the fact that they are a Cub. So please make every effort to bring your son/charge to the Parade Services. This first Parade Service is a Harvest Festival, so please bring a tin or packet of something that once all gathered in, will be taken to a nearby charity.

Finally, as part of my program there is likely to be some activity that needs to be completed at home, this term is no exception. Could you please support your son/charge in completing their “homework”.   


Activities                                 Fitness/Athletes Badge


13th September 2011                  Welcome/Discuss Program – Issue Homework

20th September                           No Session due to commitments at both Sunnymede                                 

                                                    and Billericay School.

27th September                          “Weigh In”  Take measurements – Take 1

4th October                             Exercises and Fitness Tests – Take 1

11th October                           Fitness Challenge – “Heart and Lungs”

18th October                           TBC – Sunnymede Yr 6 to York

25th October                           Half Term

1st November                          Fitness Challenge – “The Brain”

8th November                          Hot Dogs and Sparklers

15th November                        Exercises and Fitness Test – Take 2

22nd November                       “Weigh In” – Take 2

29th November                       Seasonal Craft Creation

6th December                         TBC – Sunnymede Christmas Presentations

13th December                       Last Session before Christmas Break – Fun and Games


The above is an indication of what I have planned or each Tuesday session, but they are open for change at short notice.


Happy to discuss any of the above if you any questions