“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 Cubs Promise

We run two Cub Packs at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Wednesday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each pack is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and exciting programme of termly activities.

Cubs are encouraged to participate in a range of outdoor pursuits, community activities and exciting experiences. Challenge awards and badges are gained to recognise their achievements, plus they have the opportunity to attend camps and residential trips.

Cubs Monthly Blog…

Sixers and seconders took control of a pack meeting and ran a variety of games, which the rest of the pack enjoyed playing. This counted towards their Personal Challenge and Team Leader Challenge badges. The feedback from the Cubs was quite interesting – they found that the biggest challenge was the fact that the other Cubs “didn’t listen to the instructions and kept interrupting” (a common complaint from the leaders!).

The following week, four Wednesday Cubs and four Friday Cubs were invested into their respective packs. The investitures were followed by an interactive talk by Theresa Mansbridge who brought a variety of nautical equipment including a kayak to the meeting. The Cubs thought about where they could safely kayak or canoe, they learnt the names of different equipment and they discussed safety during water activities. This helped to complete the Nautical Skills and Paddle Sports badges that had been started in the summer. 

Both packs enjoyed a taster ski session at Gloucester Ski Slope. The Cubs achieved an amazing amount during the hour session. The only complaint from the Cubs was that their feet hurt (the boots were rather unforgiving).

During the last meeting of the month, the Cubs made mini Christmas cakes in baked bean cans. They all listened carefully to the instructions and worked well as a team. A successful, evening was facilitated by a very large number of adults. The cakes will be stored in a cool place until December, when they will for decorated ready for Christmas.

On a very blustery Saturday evening, 18 Cubs and accompanying adults took part in the Farriers’ Challenge. Considering the dire weather conditions during the day, the skies cleared in time for the start and an exciting evening of team challenges was enjoyed by all. No we didn’t win, but it is definitely the taking part that counts!