Hurricane Cub Scouts


Hurricanes
Mitchell Harrier

Cub Scouts:

Come along on to the Scout Den at the Newcastle Baptist Church in Clayton on Wednesdays 18.30-19.30.

Introduction to Cub Scouts:
We play games, make things and do badges. These badges are interest badges and follow various themes e.g. cooking, artist or book lover. We attend District events like St. George's Day Parade, Cub Sports, Swimming gala and 5-a-side football. We also attend four District camps a year and a District Cub Outing.The Cubs also have the opportunity to take part in the District Gang Show Castle Capers.

Leaders:
Tony Wilkinson - Cub Leader
Lynn Everall - Asst. Cub Leader

Basics:
Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

Joining:
Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7 1/2 if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by Cub and Beaver Scout leaders.

Activities:
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Structure and organisation:
The recommended maximum size of a Cub Scout Pack is 36 Cub Scouts. To meet local circumstance this maximum number may be increased, either in the long term or the short term with the agreement of the Group Scout Leader. A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

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.

The cub Scout Law:
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto:
Be Prepared

Uniform:
Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six.

Cub Scout badges and awards:
There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Scout Section.

Activity Badges:
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Challenge Awards:
Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Core Badges:
In addition, there are a number of special badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.