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The Aim of the Scout Association

The aim of the Scout Association is to encourage the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people so they may take a constructive place in society.    We offer an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based upon a Cub Scout Law and Promise.   All activities are guided by adult leadership.

The Cub Scout Pack

The Cub Scout Pack is run by the Cub Scout Leader (Akela) and usually at least one Assistant Leader.  All leaders are volunteers who give their time for free and receive special training for their role. The Leaders are responsible for planning and running a programme of activities and games at Pack meetings and special events.  All Leaders are DBS checked and will have completed ongoing Child Safeguarding training.

Pack meetings are held every Monday night between 18.30 and 20.00.  We continue to meet during school holidays and half terms.

The Cubs work in small groups called Sixes which are led by older Cub Scouts called Sixers. The Sixes are identified by different colours – we have red six, green six, blue six and yellow six.

Cubs Activities & Awards

Cubs will enjoy a great deal of fun and adventure whilst in the Pack, which will lead to the award of badges to wear on their uniform.

There are seven Challenge Awards, which are usually completed as part of the Cub Pack meeting programme.  There are 36 activity badges and 14 Staged badges, which may be worked upon during Pack time or a Cub may choose to complete any of these individually.   The top award which may be gained in Cub Scouts is the Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

Cub Camps

We hold a week long Pack camp, during the first complete week of the School summer holidays.

Occasionally camps (usually a weekend) are organised for the whole District to mark or celebrate a special event.

Wherever possible we take part in these.

Cub Hikes

We hold two hikes each year, which are permanent fixtures in our calendar; the Easter Hike, held on Easter Monday (during the day) and our Smugglers Walk, which is usually the third Monday of September during normal Pack meeting time.

Often there are additional opportunities for hikes in our programme throughout the year.

District Events

Thanet District Scouts often organise events which are open to all Packs in the District – they are many and varied, but include a Fizz and Quiz competition, Chess competition, Swimming Gala, Cross Country run, Athlete’s Badge day and visits.  We try to take part in as many of these as is possible.

Church Parades

There are only two Church Parades which we expect all Cubs to attend.   One is St George’s Day, which is organised by the District and takes place in April at the Winter Gardens, Margate.  The other is Remembrance Day in Ramsgate in November which takes place in St George’s Church, Ramsgate.

Cub Uniform

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The only items of Cub uniform which needs to be purchased is the Cub Scout Sweatshirt and a necker.

Full uniform i.e. as would be required for Church Parades or District events consists of the green sweatshirt, grey school trousers, and black shoes.

For normal Pack meetings we are happy for the trousers and shoes to be replaced by a more informal pair of dark coloured track suit bottoms and black/dark trainers.

We recommend that you obtain a larger size sweatshirt than you normally would to allow it to fit throughout your child’s career in Cubs.

Our 6th Ramsgate group scarf, which is white, can be purchased from Akela, price £3.   Your Cub will need this on the night they are invested, although if your Cub has come from Beavers and already has a necker, you will not need to buy another one.

Uniform is available from:

TREWS
Townley House
48 – 54 Chatham Street
Ramsgate
CT11 7PR

Phone – 01843 599466
Email – Trevor@trewsworkwear.co.uk
Website – www.trewsworkwear.co.uk

The only items of Cub uniform which needs to be purchased is the Cub Scout Sweatshirt and a necker.

Full uniform i.e. as would be required for Church Parades or District events consists of the green sweatshirt, grey school trousers, and black shoes.

For normal Pack meetings we are happy for the trousers and shoes to be replaced by a more informal pair of dark coloured track suit bottoms and black/dark trainers.

The badges and woggle that your Cub will need are supplied by us free of charge.  However if your Cub loses a badge or woggle, we do make a small charge to cover the cost of a replacement.

Scroll down for an illustration showing the positioning of the badges on the uniform.

We expect a high standard of appearance.

The Cub Promise & Law

The Law and Promise are central to the ethos of Scouting.  Cubs will need to know both of these before their Investiture.

For those for whom promising to do their “duty to God” is not appropriate, there are a number of alternatives available.   Please mention this to Akela before your Cub’s Investiture.

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Badges

There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Scout section.

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Activity Badges

Activity badges allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits.

 

Cubs can also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

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Staged Activity Badges

Cubs can earn Staged Activity Badges which cover many topics and skills at increasing levels of difficulty.

A Cub Scout can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.

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Challenge Awards

Challenge Awards are earned by completing a few more ambitious tasks with the Cub Scout Pack for outdoor and adventure; world and skills.

Cub Scouts can take part in a range of activities to develop their skills and understanding in each of the challenge areas.

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Core Badges

The Core badges include the Scout membership badge, group badges and moving on awards.

All new Cubs will receive some core badges as soon as they are invested to get them off to a great start!

Cubs can even learn how to sew their own badges on!

There is a Scouting app available for iPhone/iPad and Android which is easy and fun for children to use. It has a comprehensive list of all badges and awards that are available. Search for “My Badges” in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

Cubs Welcome Pack

If you have a Cub who would like to join 6th Ramsgate Sea Scout Group, please download the Cub Welcome Pack, which should give you all the information you need to know about joining and being a member.  The pack contains joining forms and standing order form.  Please bring the forms with you to your Cub's first meeting.

EVERY NEW MEMBER GETS THEIR FIRST MONTH OF SUBS FREE.

Come And Join Us To Begin Your Adventure!

Our Leaders are ready to welcome you to their next meeting.