Cubs

“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…

June 2019

Both packs received a fascinating talk about bees from Peter Lead, a local beekeeper. Wednesday Cubs viewed the bees in a small mobile hive and were able to see them at work. Unfortunately, it was too cold for the bees at the time of Friday’s visit. Instead, Peter brought a friend from Ghana who talked about a project called Buzz Club. Researchers in Ghana had discovered that crops of cashew nuts increased substantially if farmers kept bees. A subsequent project involved teaching young people in school how to look after bees and then they were subsequently given a hive for their farm. This seemed like a very worthwhile project to support in the future.

The following week, the Cubs were due to be fire lighting at Penn Wood. However, weather conditions were atrocious so the meeting was held at Randwick HQ where fires were lit and marshmallows toasted. Discussions were also held about some of the issues highlighted in the BBC “War on Plastic” series.

The poor weather resulted in the cancellation of the Athletics badge evening. This is due to be rescheduled for September. Friday Cubs caught up on some badge work instead.  Both packs had a very enjoyable evening horse riding. It was a joy to see their faces – for many, this was the first time that they had ever ridden. One Cub discovered that she was allergic to horses and another Cub managed to enjoy the evening despite being quite fearful at the beginning.

 Wednesday Cubs had a fantastic evening paddling in kata kanus on Stroudwater Canal. No one fell in but many went home wet due to a rather competitive game involving grabbing ducks of each other’s boats. Friday Cubs were luckier with the weather and had a very enjoyable evening lighting fires at Penn Wood and cooking dampers as well as s’mores. They even had time for some shelter building too.

 28 Cubs attended camp at Leonard Stanley. During the weekend, they covered most of the Outdoor Challenge badge requirements. Despite some challenging weather, the tents were put away dry – always a bonus!