Welcome to the Cub Pack

The Programme

Our two year rolling programme includes many basic skills such as map reading, knotting, first aid, tracking …then we add Challenge badges that are needed to complete to receive the Chief Scout SILVER award. These include: Our Skills, Our World, Teamwork, Team Leader, Our Outdoor, Our Adventure and a Personal challenge. PLUS, a variety of Activity badges suchs as cyclist, backwoods cooking, paddlesport, scientist to name but a few. Additionally, young people are also encouraged to complete badges at home based on their hobbies such as music, art, book reading etc

Competitions

We take part in most District competitions, and have been known to win a few! (We have won the District Pack of the year competition several times).

Hikes Away

Every year we encourage Cubs to join us on a ‘Hike Away’ to gain another badge and also to have a bit of fun out without parents.
Full day and half day hikes are always designed / planned with their age in mind. Aimed at taking them just a little out of their comfort zone, we hike comfortable distances with usually a picnic midway, putting their map reading sessions into practice and not surprising with the British weather we very often test the durability of their boots and waterproofs.  We have visited paces such as: Ingleton Falls, Ullswater, Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove, Rivington Pike and whilst learning about local history we have even visited some of the local Battle of Preston sites.

Cub Camp

To enable a cub to complete the Chief Scout SILVER Award they need to have camped for 3 nights as part of their Outdoor Challenge so we aim to have a 2 night outdoor camp and a separate 1 night outdoor sleepover every year. This means that even if they miss one or two they should still complete that section with ease. The weekend camps usually incorporate a Challenge badge and/or some activity badges and are usually held at a local site with Waddecar being the most obvious choice. The 1 night campover may simply be at the HQ with the aim of completing an extra activity badge.
(Parent can get involved at a low level as we often need to ask one of two adults to assist in the camp kitchen preparing food for the hungry campers so leaders can concentrate on the plethora of activities jammed into the weekend).
** Occasionally we will hold a family camp where we invite parents to join us and experience what an actual Scout Camp is like (they often go home very tired, but we think they have secretly enjoyed themselves).

Getting Involved

Girls and boys, if you are aged between 8 and 10 years old and are interested in joining the Cub section to start the adventure, please contact us and we will be right back in touch telling you when to start.

Cubs meet every Friday during term time 6.30pm – 8.00pm

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