36th Melton Mowbray Scout Group

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About the Cub Section

The Cub Pack is the second section in our Scout Group following on from Beavers and meet on a Thursday from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The Core Age for the Cub Section is 8 to 10 1/2 Years Old. They can start after 7 1/2 Years Old and must leave before they are 11 Years Old

To Contact the Cub Section please Email

Joining Cubs

Our Cub Pack has a mixture of Beavers and New Starters join. Shown is how the Cub Section priorities new members.

1. Joining List, Any Beavers that are due to Join Cubs will join and New Starters (Preferred in Years 3 or 4).

The Cub Section will have Space for New Starters ideally in School Year 3 in 2023. This is due to the low number of Beavers due to join in 2023.

2. Waiting List, This is when any New Enquiries that are of Cub Age are unable to join because the Cub Pack is at its Maximum Number.

Pictured below are some of the Activities that your child will experience whilst being a member of the Cub Pack.

The Cub Program / What we do

Participation and Personal Development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that the Cubs can gain to recognise their achievements. 

Activity, Staged and Challenge Badges can be achieved as a whole Section working towards them on a Thursday, or as an individual in their own time. Further information about badges and awards for the Cub section is shown below and all Badge requirements can be found here

To Contact about any Individual Badges your Child is doing please Email Stuart 

Guide to Badges at Home and Completed as a Cub Pack over 3 Years
Guide to Badges at Home and Completed as a Cub Pack over 3 Years
All the Cub Badges
All the Cub Badges
Cub Badge Links, showing how the Cub program links together
Cub Badge Links, showing how the Cub program links together
Melton Sports
Melton Sports

Where to get the Cub Uniform 

The Cubs Uniform is available from Melton Sports, King Street on the Pedestrianised Footpath located near the Cinema. www.meltonsports.co.uk

Cub Investiture Badges
Cub Investiture Badges

Badges presented at your Child’s Investiture 

Top, Is our Group Name TapeLeft is the District BadgeRight is the County / Area / Region Badge and Bottom Left is the Membership Award

Bottom Right is the (Yellow) Moving On Award if your child has moved from Beavers to Cubs

If your child has joined as a new member and not from Beavers we charge an additional £10 Joining Fee before your child’s investiture. Please ask your Section Leader on Information about your child’s Investiture.

Where all the Badges go on the Cub Sweatshirt
Where all the Badges go on the Cub Sweatshirt

Communication

We will communicate with you in different ways by…

  • Cub Pack What’s App Group
  • Normal Texting
  • Closed Cub Pack Facebook Group
  • Email

This is normally the order and found most effective way of communicating with you. Emails are sent by cubs36thmm@gmail.com

Absence 

Please let us know before the Thursday Cub Evening (7pm) if your child cannot attend by the different ways of Communication (Above) Otherwise please let us know afterwards at the earliest convenience.

Forfeiting Membership 

  • If we are told by that your child is sadly not going to attend the Cub Pack anymore, or
  • You will be contacted if child hasn’t attend on 3 Consecutive Thursday Evenings without letting us know. If we then get no response after another 7 Days their space sadly has been forfeited.

Thursday Evening Parent Information 

Arriving + Collecting

Arriving: When you arrive All Cubs need to be escorted by an Adult to the Ironstone Lodge Building Entrance Door. There has to be a minimum of 2 Adults present who are wearing the minimum of a Group Necker and are set up and ready to start before any Cubs enter the building

If the Entrance Door to the Ironstone Lodge Building is closed we are not ready to start. Only Exceptions being for those entering the Building earlier if you are helping during the Evening Session or by arrangement. We will open the Entrance Door when we are ready hopefully from 6.50pm.

Collecting: When meeting at Holwell Scout Campsite please collect from outside the Ironstone Lodge at 8.30pm

When meeting at another Location we will inform you of the Arrangements for Arriving + Collecting. Please also view the “Information for Parents” page regarding Car Parking at the Campsite.

What your child will need on a Thursday 

The items listed below is what we ask your child to bring every Thursday. However some of these items are seasonal.

Cubs Numbers

The Recomended Maximum Number for our Cub Pack is 32 Cubs

Our Cub Pack Normally has anywhere between 25 to 32 Members.

A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, (Blue, Green, Red, White + Yellow), each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and a Seconder. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Pack During their time in the Pack.

Cubs, Adult to Child Ratio’s Minimum Requirement 

Whilst meeting at Holwell Pastures Scout Campsite is a minimum of 2 Adults. (The Cub Section prefers no less than 3 Adults)

When meeting away from Holwell Pastures Scout Campsite the Cubs ratio is 1 Adult in Charge then 1 Adult to 8 Cubs 

Scouts

When a Cub is 10 Years Old they move on to the Scout Section. At times to meet a Cubs needs for when they move on to Scout Section there is a Six Month Flexibility either side of the Core Leaving age of 10 1/2 Years Old. 

The Flexibility is normally due to Friends, Sharing of Lifts and Transferring with a Group of Beavers as opposed to individual.

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