Our Cubs section is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 10 and a half. If they are already in the Beaver Section at age 8 they will attend a few Cubs meetings while going to Beavers as well; we call this ‘doubling up’. This gives them a ‘taster’ for when they move into the Cubs section. Most of our Beavers move into Cubs and really look forward to it.
If you are aged between 8 and 10 and a half why not come along to our Pack meeting to see what you think. Then if you enjoy Cubs and want to join you will be invested, which involves making the Cub Scout Promise. You will then be given the district/group badges to sew onto your jumper and necker – if you’re not sure where to sew them check this jumper and badges picture.
Our Cubs Pack meet every Friday during term time from 6.15 p.m until 7.30 p.m. The children are divided into small groups called “Sixes”. Everyone wears a uniform consisting of the green Cubs jumper and our Group’s necker.
We plan a range of activities and games for each meeting. Sometimes we have a camp fire and cook things outside.
Once a year there is a camp fire at Spitewinter Scout Camp Site for all Cubs sections in Chesterfield to join in together. This is where Leaders sing camp fire songs and all the Cubs join in, it’s great fun. We arrange Cub camps each year, the children look forward to going on camp and thoroughly enjoy themselves (they’re shattered when they get home… and so are the leaders and helpers too!!). Usually a walk is organised, usually a few parents join in the walk too.
Cubs have lots of fun joining in new games and making friends. During the weekly meetings we organise activities so that we can award badges to be sewn onto the Cubs jumper.
‘Every child has the right to an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities. These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches. It’s all about friendship and fun and adventure – people who might not normally have the chance for adventure. Scouts are shining lights in their communities.’