Welcome to 1st Barford Cub Pack

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For children aged 8 to 10½ years meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Cub Scout Leader :  Wendy Jones
telephone :  07904 355846
e-mail :  cubs@1stbarfordscoutgroup.co.uk

Introduction

It is in the Cub Pack that the boys and girls first have the opportunity to camp. Our pack holds at least one camp each year, which is the high point of the programme. Camp provides the opportunity for Cubs to enjoy and widen their experience and knowledge of the world around them. Other Scouting skills such as outdoor cooking, recognising trees, community interests and knot work are included in a series of progress awards and activity badges, covering many hobbies and interests. The system of leadership by the children is introduced in the Pack, which is divided into Sixes led by a 'Sixer' and 'Second'. When your child first comes to Cubs they do not have to wear the uniform. The first few weeks are a trial period to make sure that they really want to join. During this time they will get to know the leaders and the other Cubs. They will learn about the Cub Pack, the Scout Group and the Scout movement. Programme planning continues to revolve around gaining badges. These awards are to encourage cubs to stretch themselves, their abilities and skills and culminate in the chief scout silver award.

Investiture

Before your child may be invested, they should take part in at least four pack meetings, during which time they can get to know the other Cubs and Leaders. All Cubs must know the Cub Scout Motto, Law and Promise and, more importantly understand what they mean. They will be asked to recite their promise at their investiture.

The Cub Scout Motto

Be prepared!!

The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best, think of others before themselves and do a good turn everyday.

The Cub Scout Promise

I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Cub Scout law.

Uniform

Cubs wear a green sweatshirt or polo shirt with blue scout activity trousers or grey or black school trousers, grey or black socks, black shoes and the group neckerchief. As children often outgrow clothes before they are worn out, it may be worth asking leaders about second hand uniforms.

cub uniform
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A neckerchief, woggle, World, County, District, and Group badges will be provided on your child's investiture. Details of where on the uniform to sew badges are detailed elsewhere in this page.
Cub Scouts are always expected to:

As Leaders we are here because we enjoy Scouting - a lot of time and effort goes into planning and creating an exciting programme for the Cubs. In return we hope that you will support us in ensuring that your child comes regularly. It is very disheartening to have planned an activity and find that instead of the full pack expected only a handful attend. If your child is not able to come for any reason could you please let us know. NOTE If a Cub is absent for four weeks consecutively, without giving a reason, it will be assumed that they have left and their place will be allocated to someone else.

When do we pay?

Our subscriptions are payable at the first meeting following the school holidays. This subscription pays for handbooks, neckerchiefs, badges, art and craft material and Insurance etc.