Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.11.2012, 22:48
OBone's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Aeugst Am Albis
Posts: 460
Groaned at 19 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 260 Times in 107 Posts
OBone is considered knowledgeableOBone is considered knowledgeableOBone is considered knowledgeable
Zurich Cub Scouts

All

please see below information for a newly formed American cub scout group in Zurich:

they are desperately looking for volunteers so contact Lydia if you would like to get involved

As you may have heard we had a meeting on November 8 at the AWCZ, our Charter Organization. Although not a lot of people were present, enough interest was generated to go forward and make the Cub Scouts official. Marcel Eberle has kindly offered to become Cubmaster and he's already busy planning the first meeting of the year, which will take place next Thursday, November 29, from 5pm until 7pm. We were able to procure space courtesy of the International Protestant Church of Zurich at the building of the French Reformed Church, on the corner between Schanzengasse and Promenadegasse, 8001 Zurich (see attached route description).

Any boy between 7-11 yrs is welcome for an evening of “Fun with a Purpose!” Please contact Lydia on lydia.verburg@bluewin.ch.


I also attach a flyer for your information, please feel free to pass this message on to anyone you think may be interested. Also, please note that another evening is scheduled for Thursday December 13, same time, same place.




__________________
Search the EF with Google!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Does anyone have any information on an active Cub Scout pack in the Zurich (or outlying) area? The AWCZ does not seem to have an active troop and I am not sure that anyone there really has any idea where to look for one. Any help would be appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:07
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 90 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,517 Times in 7,095 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Some good links here: http://www.pfadizueri.ch/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Thank you!

Do you know id this is affiliated with the BSA?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:23
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 90 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,517 Times in 7,095 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
Thank you!

Do you know id this is affiliated with the BSA?
No, they are just the Swiss scouts.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Thank you! I was looking for a Cub Scout pack as my son does not speak German.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:37
olygirl's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: d' Innerschwiiz
Posts: 5,363
Groaned at 235 Times in 156 Posts
Thanked 11,770 Times in 3,581 Posts
olygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

My kids are Swiss Cub Scout (Pfadi) leaders. To be honest, it's kind of a shame that integration is not happening at this level and there's a need for a separate "English-speaking" Cub Scout organisation. Most Cub Scout leaders speak passable English due to their studies at school.

However, the above is my opinion only.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank olygirl for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:42
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 90 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,517 Times in 7,095 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
My kids are Swiss Cub Scout (Pfadi) leaders. To be honest, it's kind of a shame that integration is not happening at this level and there's a need for a separate "English-speaking" Cub Scout organisation. Most Cub Scout leaders speak passable English due to their studies at school.

However, the above is my opinion only.
It's true - my son's cubs also have lots of expat kids in the pack, too, so there's a swirling mixture of German/English/French most of the time.

Scouts crosses all boundaries anyway and apart from having to learn how to bellow the various chants they have, communication isn't that hard.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:45
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

I don't have any interest in getting into a battle over which is best. I have no experience with Swiss Scouts, and therefore, I'm not going to give others a hard time for their choices. It's been a tough transition to Switzerland for my son, and I'm wanting to give him some continuity in his life. BSA is the familiar organization for him and it is what he would like to continue doing, which is why I asked on a thread that was specific to Cub Scouts and an American Cub Scout group.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:50
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 90 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,517 Times in 7,095 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
I don't have any interest in getting into a battle over which is best. I have no experience with Swiss Scouts, and therefore, I'm not going to give others a hard time for their choices. It's been a tough transition to Switzerland for my son, and I'm wanting to give him some continuity in his life. BSA is the familiar organization for him and it is what he would like to continue doing, which is why I asked on a thread that was specific to Cub Scouts and an American Cub Scout group.
Well, I didn't exactly see it as a battle More of a thread of helpful suggestions.

Anyway, a quick google around came up with this:

http://www.troop684.ch/

Looks like this week's meeting is a swimming trip.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11.10.2016, 11:52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

I appreciate the helpful suggestions, I really do.

This is actually a Boy Scout troop, I am looking for a Cub Scout troop (the ages are different).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:04
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,115
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,495 Times in 4,544 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
I appreciate the helpful suggestions, I really do.

This is actually a Boy Scout troop, I am looking for a Cub Scout troop (the ages are different).
Get in contact with them and ask. Cubs are the feeder group for Scouts, as you know. Depending on how many Cub aged children there are in the community they may form a pack, or suggest going to the Pfadi.

I am a Queen's Scout. The Pfadi organisation is very similar to North America, but much less supervised. It is your choice obviously if you want a BSA chartered troup, but a cub pack large enough to be viable may not be available here.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:06
olygirl's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: d' Innerschwiiz
Posts: 5,363
Groaned at 235 Times in 156 Posts
Thanked 11,770 Times in 3,581 Posts
olygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

What ages are you looking for? Pfadi is open to children from the ages of 5 upwards.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
Get in contact with them and ask. Cubs are the feeder group for Scouts, as you know. Depending on how many Cub aged children there are in the community they may form a pack, or suggest going to the Pfadi.

I am a Queen's Scout. The Pfadi organisation is very similar to North America, but much less supervised. It is your choice obviously if you want a BSA chartered troup, but a cub pack large enough to be viable may not be available here.

Jag, I think you may be right, that there may not be enough younger Scouts to sustain a Pack. I've tracked down as many people and organizations as I can think of in the last few weeks with few results, but was hoping someone here might have a lead I hadn't turned up yet. Thank you for the help and suggestion.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
What ages are you looking for? Pfadi is open to children from the ages of 5 upwards.
Thank you for the suggestion, Oly. I'm not sure that Pfadi is what we are looking for at this point, but will certainly keep them in mind if things change for him.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:16
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,115
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,495 Times in 4,544 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
Jag, I think you may be right, that there may not be enough younger Scouts to sustain a Pack. I've tracked down as many people and organizations as I can think of in the last few weeks with few results, but was hoping someone here might have a lead I hadn't turned up yet. Thank you for the help and suggestion.
Just be aware that when you call the Scoutmaster he may well say "Actually, we've 10 cub aged boys... we've been looking for an Akela. I'm glad you called, as the other parents are all involved in the running of the scout troup. So, are you free on Monday nights then?"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11.10.2016, 12:21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: Zurich Cub Scouts

Quote:
View Post
Just be aware that when you call the Scoutmaster he may well say "Actually, we've 10 cub aged boys... we've been looking for an Akela. I'm glad you called, as the other parents are all involved in the running of the scout troup. So, are you free on Monday nights then?"

Ah yes, I am sure you are right! There are never enough volunteers to go around!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swimming Club/ Scouts club in Zug?? bunbury Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 3 02.04.2012 11:28
Boy and Girl Scouts aka Pfadi Information Crumbs Family matters/health 39 25.09.2011 10:12
Chimp fathers tiger cub in Thailand Libellula General off-topic 0 30.07.2011 20:03
Cubs, Scouts etc twinkletoes Family matters/health 7 08.11.2008 22:53
Girl Scouts suegs Family matters/health 0 13.08.2008 15:49


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0