Cubs is the second section in the scouting family and comes after Beavers and before Scouts. A Cub Scout is typically 8 – 10 1/2 yrs. old.
We have two Cub packs, one meets on a Monday and is led by Raksha (Fiona), the other pack meets on a Wednesday and is led by Akela (Damian); both meet during term time at the Scout HQ between 18.30 – 20.00
Cubs do a wide range of activities from arts and crafts to climbing and abseiling to kayaking and sailing and of course camping. We want to give the Cubs an experience of the adventure that Scouting has to offer!
Our programme is very carefully planned to help Cubs grow in confidence, develop team working and leadership skills; whilst enjoying a wide range of activities and experiences.
In 2019 the Cubs had lots of opportunities to gain nights for their nights away badge; these included a sleepover at the Science Museum in London, Cubjam where we took a contingent to Phaesels Wood for a Cub Jamboree this event happens every three years. Our summer camp was held at Buddens in Dorset and included kayaking, climbing, raft building and axe throwing. In the Autumn term the Cubs also went to PGL activity center in Osmington Bay. During the Covid lockdown Cubs did not miss out on camping as they took part in the Somerset County Virtual camp where they camped in their home garden.
For weekly meetings we covered the Naturalist Badge by visiting Great Breach Woods over a 3 month period and noticing the change of seasons and the different plants that we found. We also made Beeswax wraps to replace clingfilm as part of an environment project.
We also had lots of fun with a water fight as an end of term party and Bowling at Hollywood Bowl for an end of term Christmas Party
We also awarded 16 Chief Scout Silver awards during the year which is the highest award a Cub can earn before moving on to Scouts.