The Cub Pack is structured around Rudyard Kiplings Jungle Book stories, with Akela, the head wolf, in charge of a Pack of wolf Cubs. All other Cub Leaders are sometimes named after characters from the stories, for example Kaa, Rama, Baloo.
All Cubs belong to a ‘Six’. Each Six has a leader who is called a ‘Sixer’ and the second in charge is a ‘Seconder’. The Sixer is expected to support their Six in activities and during the settling in period for new Cubs. The seconder takes on this responsibility if the Sixer is not present.
- Panthers meet on a Wednesday night between 18:30 and 20:00
- Cheetahs meet on a Tuesday night between 18:30 and 20:00
Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. Boys and girls:
- Go camping
- Play games
- Explore the outdoors
- Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
- Meet people from their local community
- Experience the culture of other countries
- Keep themselves and others safe
What Does it Cost?
‘Subs’ are paid termly in September, January and April. The amount is £42.00 per term with an additional payment of £20.00 payable in February, which goes towards National Membership. These fees cover our room hire, equipment and materials etc.
If you are subject to payment of Income Tax to HMRC, we encourage you to complete the Gift Aid authorisation form to help Group funds, this adds no cost to you but is a great financial boost to us.
There will be activities such as sleepovers, camps and external visits, mostly optional, that come with an additional cost. A typical weekend camp will cost between £60 & £70 pounds, all inclusive. A single night sleep over may be as little as £5.00 (held in a local church that supports us). Going climbing for the day would be in the range of £15 to £30 pounds. This is just a sample and we try to keep the cost as low as possible, whilst making sure all costs are covered and money is put aside for replacement of the equipment used for the events.
We try to keep costs down and we want to be as inclusive as possible, if you have difficulty paying please speak to one of our leaders.