The Cub Scout section is for young people aged between eight and ten 10 ½ years old (with some flexibility). This is the second of the Scouting family sections. There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform to show how well you have done. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
8 to 10½
- When do we meet ? – Every school term time Thursday.
- April 2021 Update: We will be returning to meetings at the HQ on April 22nd.
- Things are changing quickly but whilst the current pandemic restrictions are in place the following drop-off and pick-up times continue to apply (please see the letter you were sent by your section leader or call them to find out which bubble your Cub is in):
- DROP-OFF times:
- Bubble A – drop-off at 18:15
- Bubble B – drop-off at 18:25
- PICK-UP times:
- Bubble A – pick-up at 19:45
- Bubble B – pick-up at 19:55
- Where do we meet ? – 12th Andover (West) HQ, Portway – of course.
- How much does it cost ? – Subscriptions are £40/term or £10/month.
- How can I pay ? – By standing order. See your leaders for more information.
- What should my Cub bring ? – See full details at the bottom of this page
The Cub Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law
* Note that alternatives also exist.
The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day
Cub Scout Motto: Be prepared
Where to place the Cub Scout uniform badges
Some useful information and update on Cub rules (new Autumn 2015)
In the past there has been some confusion regarding what they are expected to have each week and what they require when we are out of the hut so hopefully the information below will clarify this. At each weekly meeting we ask that they bring the following in a plastic folder (with their name on please!):
- Handkerchief or tissues
- Power pack or Badge Book
This is also for them to put any paperwork/badges etc. in when handed out to help avoid them being left behind. As we are also going into our Autumn/Winter term we also ask that they have an outdoor coat with them as we aim to get out of the hut as much as possible before the weather turns cooler and wetter!! During our terms we tend to have some art/creative work so if you would like to provide an old shirt/apron for them to protect their clothing we are happy for these to be left at the hut (please put their name on these items). At each meeting we are also introducing inspection for each six (with a points chart to aid us with Best Cub/Best Six awarded at our AGM) so ask that the cubs have clean nails, clean, suitable footwear for running around/outdoors and full uniform (with a t-shirt underneath in case they get hot). Trousers should be dark blue or black and we ask that they do not wear anything you would prefer not to have covered in paint/mud etc. but are happy for casual wear unless it’s a more formal occasion (such as a Parade)…we also ask that they don’t wear jeans as this is a standard scout request. If we go off site we usually send notification of what each Cub requires however as a general rule we ask that they have a backpack with:
- Drink and Snack
- Hat/Gloves/Sun Hat/Lotion (as suitable for the season)
- Waterproof Coat
- Sensible Footwear
- Long Trousers
- Reflective Bands (optional)
Please contact one of the leaders if you want any further clarification.