6:15pm – 7:30pm
Emma (Cub Leader)
Sharday (Cub Leader)
Victoria (Cub Leader)
Carrie (Cub Leader)
Life as a Cub is fun, adventurous and rewarding
Introduction to Cubs
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. As a Cub Scout, your child will join their Cub Pack on exciting adventures, discovering hidden talents and exploring the world around them.
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.
After a few weeks of attending Cub Scouts, your child will be ‘invested’. This is when they promise to do their best and help others.
Scouting opens the eyes of young people to a world of extraordinary possibilities. Scouting is more than just having fun: Cubs learn skills that are essential to their personal development and reaching their full potential.
A Cub Pack is 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. Sixes offer the chance for new friendship groups to be forged and enable every young person to have a sense of belonging.
Earn badges, get active, rise to the challenge, and have fun! 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. We believe young people learn best by doing, so our programme is packed full of amazing activities to engage and challenge all Cub Scouts of all abilities.
You can expect your child to get involved in:
- water activities
- nature walks
- and many, many more…
The Cub Scout Promise
An important part of being a Cub is to make a promise to help Cubs understand and remember the values of scouting. Each young member and adult makes a promise as part of being invested into scouting. There are a number of variations of the Cub Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.
The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.
The Cub Scout Motto
Cub Scouts wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle. The uniform is available directly from our group at a subsidised rate, thanks to support from local organisations keen on ensuring every young person has the chance to develop and try new adventures.
The uniform gives a sense of unity and offers every young person to show off their achievements through badges. Badges go in set positions, click the image below to enlarge it.
We are happy to say that thanks to local support and funding in our area, we are able to offer Beavers at a subsidised rate of £8 a month, or £6 a month for each additional sibling. This rate is only available to those living in our local area. Payments can be made by PayPal, credit or debit card, and cash. Please click on ‘Subs’ above to set up payments.
We don’t want money to ever be an issue to the engagement of young people, therefore if you have any concerns but would still like to get involved with scouting then please speak to one of our leaders.
Skills For Life
As well as developing a range of practical skills, your child will have the chance to develop skills such as:
- problem solving
- and responsibility