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Introduction to Cubs

‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!’

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½.
There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.

Structure

A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.

Activities

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Cubs Meeting Times

Cubs meet every Thurs night from 7PM till 8.30PM see programme for changes or contact us for more details through our contacts page.

DateTitleDetails
25/10/2018games nightpaint fairy doors
01/11/2018Halloween party and treats
08/11/2018Andre rememberence talk
15/11/2018DIY
22/11/2018DIY
29/11/2018Cubs got talent
06/12/2018world faiths - symbols of christmaskenny to organise covers world faith and international and artist lisa - bit about saint nicholas and tree
13/12/2018International night
20/12/2018carol singing at abbeyvale
27/12/2018holidays

Our Cubs take part in lots of activities that go towards various “activity” and “challenge” badges.  Badges are earned collectively and individually and many can be earned outside of Scouting, all your Cub has to do is show and tell their Leader about what they have done in any given skill or activity.  Sheets on the work Cubs could do to earn their badges can be found at this link by clicking here.

When they are awarded one, please sew it onto the uniform in the position outlined below.