Cub Scouts (8-10.5)
Cub Scouts is the second stage of the scouting journey for boys and girls, who join, or move up from Beavers, at age eight.
Our Cubs pack meets on Thursday evenings during school terms, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, at the church hall at All Saints Weston Green. We spend as much time as we can in the outdoors and cubs get the opportunity to go on camp, spending one or more nights away, including nights under canvas in the summer.
A typical term’s activities might include a bike ride and some hikes, some indoor activities like origami or code breaking, and the occasional trip to somewhere like a climbing wall or high ropes centre. Cubs also learn key skills for scout camps, including the art of putting up and taking down a tent, starting a fire and cooking outdoors. They get the opportunity to participate in camps, mostly under canvas. Towards the end of their time in the section, cubs may be promoted to the position of Sixer or Seconder, who provide leadership and guidance to a group of four or five younger cubs. We run an annual camp exclusively for our sixers and seconders, and this is often the highlight of their scouting year.
Our team of trained, uniformed adult volunteer leaders is headed by Bagheera (Kirstie Wood), assisted by section assistants Lisa Pugh and Richard Darby-Dowman. Young leaders from our Explorer Scouts group also attend Cubs meetings and help the leaders. Parents are expected to help at one evening every term and as needed at camps and weekend events.
Most of our Cubs join 1st Weston Green as Beavers and move up to Cubs after their eighth birthday. But we occasionally have space for young people who are 8 to 10 years old to join the group as Cubs. We will give priority to any young people whose parents or carers can join the group as adult volunteers. See the join page for details and to add a name to our waiting list.