The Cub pack meets every Wednesday evening at the Scout Headquarters from 6:30pm to 8:00pm unless otherwise stated on the programme.
The second section in the Scouting family is Cubs. These are girls and boys aged 8 to 10 ½ and have often moved up from Beavers. Cubs originally started in 1916 for the younger brothers of the Scouts to have a ‘look-in’.
The cub pack at the 82nd enjoys a fun filled programme. The programme consists of different activities including arts and crafts, hobbies, sports and visits to local landmarks all which contribute to the 60 badges available during Cubs. Cubs work on badges on Cub nights but they can work on any of the badges at home. If the children work hard enough to achieve all of their badges they are awarded the Chief Scout Silver Award.
The 82nd Cub pack is made up of a selection of children from different schools in the local area increasing the boys and girls chances of making new friends. The cub group is split into ‘Sixes’ these consist of a Sixer, they are the Cub in control of their Six and will help to welcome new Cubs to the group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts often join together for ‘joint nights’ this gives all of the children a chance to get to know each other as well as experiencing new programmes.
Cubs have the option to attend many camps throughout the year; these vary from cub sleepovers to whole group camps these can be for one night away or a weekend camp. As well as this there is an annual trip to PGL which the Cubs can take part in. They will learn new skills and take part in activities they don’t regularly participate in during the normal programme.