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ABOUT OUR CUBS SECTION
Join our Cub Scout pack to start your adventure.
The Cub Scout Pack is run by the Cub Scout Leader 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 during term time. We usually also run activities 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.
CAMPS & HIKES
We hold a week long camp, during the school summer holidays. Occasionally we organise weekend camps too.
Our hikes are a great opportunity for us to get out and explore the local area – our Easter Hike is held during the day on Easter Monday. We also dedicate one of our meetings in September to our Smugglers Walk.
Often there are additional opportunities for hikes in our programme throughout the year.
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WHAT WE DO
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.
Thanet District Scouts often organise events which are open to all Cubs in the District – they are many and varied, and we try to take part in as many of these as possible.
Fizz and Quiz, Chess competition, Swimming Gala, Cross Country run, Athlete’s Badge day to name a few.
There are two Church Parades which our Cubs attend every year. St Georges Day Parade and Remembrance Sunday Parade.
St Georges Day Parade is organised by Thanet District Scouts and is held during April, with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts parading together through the town of Margate and assembling afterwards for a service in The Winter Gardens.
Remembrance Day Parade in November where our group joins the parade through Ramsgate town and attends a the Remembrance service at St George’s Church in Ramsgate.
Our Cubs uniform comprises a Cub Scout sweatshirt and a white “necker”, black trousers and black shoes. We expect all our Cubs to look smart, particularly for formal events and parades. However, for normal colony meetings we are happy for the trousers and shoes to be replaced by a more informal pair of black/dark coloured track suit bottoms and trainers as the Cubs will be playing games.
We recommend that you obtain a larger size sweatshirt than you normally would to allow growing room throughout your child’s career in Cubs (and to avoid unpicking badges and resewing them onto a new one!).
Scroll down for an illustration showing the positioning of the badges on the uniform.
CUB SWEATSHIRTS CAN BE PURCHASED AT:
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 your Cubs Leader before your Cub’s Investiture.
CUB SCOUT BADGES & AWARDS
There’s a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Scout section.
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.
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.
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.
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!
CUBS BADGE PLACEMENT
Sewing Kits at the ready! This section shows you where to put the badges on your Cub’s uniform, but if you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to check with your Cubs Leader or Assistant Leader who can show you.
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