Cubs

Cubs are for children aged 8-10½.

Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

We have three cub packs – Mosquito (Monday), Trident (Thursday) and Hornet (Friday). We meet at the Scout HQ at 6-7.30pm.

A full programme is produced for each term and includes trips out, visitors, creativity, and games. See the programmes of events for each Cub pack.

What do Cubs wear?

Uniform consists of a green sweatshirt and navy blue trousers. In the summer navy blue shorts can be worn instead.

These items should be purchased from our district shop in Crondall, as the small amount of profit goes back into local scouting, and can be worn immediately. The shop is open Saturday mornings 10am-12pm during term time. After about five weeks, new joiners are invested at a formal ceremony and the gold and scarlet group scarf, woggle and badges are presented.

A gold Group T-shirt is available from our T-shirt distributor, and is often worn in place of the Scout shirt in warm weather or instead of the formal uniform during games or outdoor activities. Please email her if you would like to buy one.

What do Cubs do?

Evenings usually begin at about 6pm with a quick game and then the Grand Howl ceremony. Meetings are a mix of games, craft work, quizzes, drama, drawing, singing, visits and visitors etc. The programme is kept varied and challenging and, above all, fun. No two meetings are ever the same.

At the end of the meeting there is usually another game, a closing ceremony and prayer or reflection. After notices, letters and any pictures/models have been returned the Cubs line up at the door and are only allowed to leave when their parent or nominated adult collects them.

What do Cubs need to know?

At investiture Cubs must know the Cub Scout promise and know and understand the Scout Motto, Sign and Handshake. They should attend sufficient meetings to get to know the other Cubs in their Six and the Leaders. The Cub Scout Log Book contains all the information needed in a very readable format and is available from the district shop.

Promise: I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen, to help other people, and to keep the Cub Scout Law.
Cub Scout Law: Cub Scouts always do their best, think of others before themselves, and do a good turn every day.
Motto: Be prepared

What badges can Cubs earn?

Over the course of 2½ years, Cubs will have the opportunity to gain up to 50 badges. The Leader will endeavour to plan the programme to allow each Cub to gain an appropriate number of Challenge and Activity badges. For information on any of the Cub badges, and what needs to be done to earn them, please look at the Scouts website.

The highest achievement is to gain the Chief Scout’s Silver Award. This is awarded after gaining the Outdoor Challenge, two other Challenges and completing the Personal Challenge. This may require parental assistance.

See the Scouts website for a diagram of where the badges need to go.

Badge Sewing support

Jackie Cheeseman, a grandparent of a scout in Typhoon Air Scout Troop, has offered to sew badges onto beaver and cub jumpers and scout and leader shirts. She will charge 50p per badge and has very generously offered to donate the sums that she raises to the Scout Troop to support their programme. Simply arrange to take her the garment and badges and provide your name and contact details so she can let you know when they are ready, and pay cash on collection. Please contact us to make initial contact with Jackie if you don’t know her phone number and address.