19th Maidenhead Cubs have been growing seeds from space! In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S and have spent several months in microgravity. The seed packs returned to Earth earlier in April and are part of an educational project launched by the Royal Horticultural society and the UK Space Agency.
19th Maidenhead Cubs are one of 10,000 groups who have received a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they have been growing alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks.
The Cubs won’t know which seed packet contains seeds from space, until all results have been collected by the Royal Horticultural Society and analysed by professional biostatisticians. St Mary’s School have kindly agreed to support the experiment, where as a number of the Cubs attend so they can ensure the project can be looked after on a daily basis.
The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates. Cub Leader, Loz Marchant says, “We are very excited to be taking part in Rocket Science. I can’t think of a better way of working towards the science activity badge!”
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Our group joined with 500 other Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from around Maidenhead in the annual St George’s Day celebration, The Beavers, Cubs Scouts and Explorers split into their sections and took part in outdoor games before me making their promises.
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Cubs will camp for a week over Half Term 24 Cubs from the 1st and 19th Maidenhead will join with 1000 Other Cubs from around the UK at Gilwell park in Essex for a week long adventure, The Wild West themed camp takes place over half term, and our Cow Boys and Cow Girls will take part in Climbing, caving, caving, and Ariel run, as well a day trip to Whipsnade Zoo.
in preparation for the week away the Cubs have held practice camps, built their own wagons and have even designed their own badge and flag.
The camp is now less than a month away! keep up to date via twitter with the Hashtag #cubjam
Congratulations to our fantastic six! Following on from Skills Camp Alisha, Barney, Jake, Thomas, Jason and Miguel represented the pack at the Flag Competition and came 1st Place. The Cubs competed against other teams to score points in a variety of team challenges and skills test.
During a cold weekend in February the Cubs camped out for a full weekend of Skills training. The Cubs spend two nights sleeping out in their tents; learn First aid, Fire lighting, Navigation, , and even tried cooking a boiled egg in a paper cup! All of the teams showed great comradery and team work throughout.
Cubs Took part in the annual Swimming Gala at the Magnet Pool. Our Team of speedy swimmers did a great job at representing the group, and made it into the finals for many of their races, Including the Relay race, and 3rd place in the Leader race!! Well done to everyone who took part.
The Beavers had their first Sleepover of the year last week! After a full evening of activities and games they got to sleep in real tents! I think we managed to wear them out, as they all slept right through!!
The Cubs had their own guided tour of the Tesco store in Windsor this week, finding out where different food comes from and having a taste too, thanks Lisa and the team in Windsor for making us welcome and putting on
such a good farm to fork trail!!