THE NEXT SCOUTING ADVENTURE
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 at 7 1/2 Years Old and must leave before they are 11 Years Old
Pictured below are some of the Activities that your child will experience whilst being a member of the Cub Pack.
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 and New Starters (Preferred in Year 3) if Space is Available.
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.
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
Badges given out at your Child’s Investiture
Top, Is our Group Name Tape, Left is the District Badge, Right 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
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 can be found here
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.
Due to the size of the Cub Section and restrictions on Numbers, the Cub Section is prioritising Beavers and new starters preferred in year 3 for joining the Cub Section.
Cubs, Adult to Child Ratio’s Minimum Requirement
Whilst meeting at Holwell Pastures Scout Campsite the ratio is a minimum of 2 Adults.
When meeting away from Holwell Pastures Scout Campsite the Cubs ratio is 1 Adult in Charge then 1 Adult to 8 Cubs
The Adults might choose at times if more Adult Help is needed depending on the Activity.
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.