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Hobby/Collector Night

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Description

Talk to Cubs about their Hobbies and/or Collections; Cubs to present their collection/hobby

Resources

Tables for displays; pen and paper; possible laptop, projector and screen

Instructions

Send out a letter/email at least one week before asking Cubs to bring in anything about their Hobbies or Collection, include criteria for badges.

Ask for Cubs/Parents to contact you if special requirement for demonstrating Collection/Hobby is needed.

Sometimes a collection can be a hobby and sometimes a hobby can result in a collection, can the Cub explain the difference?

Collector badge criteria

1. Make a collection over a period of three months of a number of similar items (eg stamps, coins, postcards, fossils).
2. Display your collection in an exciting and interesting way.
3. Talk about items in your collection that particularly interest you.
4. View a collection made by someone else and explain what you like or dislike about its presentation.

Cubs must complete all

Set out tables allowing space for each Cub to lay out their presentation

There will usually be some Cubs who haven’t brought in a collection, give them a pen and paper and get them to write down what questions they would like to ask someone who has a collection. If they have all bought one in then split down into Groups with one presenting and rotate them.

Split into groups and rotate them around the collections, suggest they note down what they like and dislike.

Cubs that have brought in a collection must be allowed time to view the other collections

Allow 5 minutes for each Cub to talk about their collection and be questioned; hold a Group feedback session at the end.

Hobbies badge

1. Know the safety rules relating to the hobby (if applicable).
2. Show a continuing interest in your chosen hobby, interest or activity for two months.
3. Show your leader, or other Cub Scouts, how you pursue your hobby, interest or activity. Show what equipment, materials and background information you have used.
4. Discuss with your leader how you plan to develop their hobby, interest or skill in the future.

Cubs must complete all

Cubs can create display on table of equipment etc needed for hobby

There will usually be some Cubs who have no hobby to display, give them a pen and paper and get them to write down what questions they would like to ask someone who has. If they have all bought one in then split down into Groups with one presenting and rotate them.

Split into groups and rotate them around the displays hobbies, suggest they note down why they might take up the hobby or why they wouldn't

Allow 5 minutes for each Cub to talk about their hobby and be questioned; hold a Group feedback session at the end.
Suggested questions

When did they start with their collection or hobby?
What equipment is needed?
How much does it cost?
What do they have to do?
What they want to do next

Does participation in the hobby relate to Promise Challenge?

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