Energy is being
used at an ever increasing rate. Ask the Cub Scouts to make a list of
how they and their families could use less energy for example:
than going by car.
See how many more
ideas the Cub Scouts have and then challenge them to change and use
- Buying fewer
- Using one television.
- Switching off
A quarter of
the world's population use more than three quarters of the petrol
and more than 90% of the natural gas produced.
Ask the Cub Scouts
to make their own game of snakes and ladders, to help each other learn
about saving energy.
Give each Six
a large sheet of coloured card with a grid of 100 squares drawn on
it. One Cub Scout can number the squares in a corner.
The Cub Scouts
can make seven or eight snakes and ladders of different lengths and
then think of statements which can be placed at the bottom of the
ladders and at the top of the snakes. The snakes and ladders can then
be added to the board with the appropriate statements in each square.
The Cub Scouts could then either play their own game or pass it round
so that they learn from each other.
Can the Cub Scouts
list eight ways of saving energy or water and eight ways of wasting
energy or water.
Uganda has been an independent country since 1962. Independent Uganda
inherited a divided nation of at least seventeen major ethnic groups
and a number of minor ones. The south of the country was much wealthier
than the north, and the country was also divided by religious sectarianism
which permeated into political life.
The first elected
government was overthrown in 1966 by Prime Minister Milton Obote.
Idi Amin overthrew Milton Obote in 1971 and the country was then under
a military government. Many people disappeared or were killed during
Idi Amin's regime and many Asians left the country. All foreign businesses
were nationalised (became property of the state).
From 1979 to
1986 the national leadership changed a number of times. Milton Obote
came back to power for a short period and was overthrown finally in
1986 by Yoweri Museveni who came to power.
Since 1986 President
Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement have been engaged
in an effort to bring peace and security to the country. Uganda and
her people have suffered greatly during twenty years of war and the
infrastructure, including education, health services and the building
of roads, have been neglected. The country is now working hard to
reinstate those services and generate its economy.
Invite the Cub Scouts
to become national, world or local leaders for the evening. Ask them
to write down five rules that everyone living in their world, county
or community must obey and ask them to design a national costume and
write a motto.
Ask the Cub Scouts
to draw something which helps everyone to live peacefully with each
other and write a prayer for peace.