Cubs "The new term started with a games evening. The Sixers and Seconders spent some time planning an end-of-term event for the rest of the pack. All of the Cubs also had a go at racing large cotton reel tanks, which proved to be good fun. Both packs have enjoyed a “Bring your pet to Cubs” meeting. A range of pets turned up: plenty of dogs, a cat along with photos of cats (they didn’t want to put in an appearance), guinea pigs, tortoises, a snake and some hissing cockroaches! The Cubs learnt about how to care for the different pets. Theresa Mansbridge helped the Cubs complete the Paddle Sports badge by running an indoor water activity evening – the Cubs identified different types of water craft and they named the different parts of a kayak. They took part in a warm up activity that tested their teamwork skills. They also thought about where it was safe to kayak. Both packs have investigated what we mean when we talk about a community. They considered what issues face our communities. The evening ended with them selecting a community project that they want to support this term." Louise, Ange, Gemma, Alex & Karina Cub Leadership Team Who are Cubs? Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who: Master new skills and try new things Have fun and go on adventures Make friends Are curious about the world around them Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond Every week, they gather in groups called Cub Packs to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way. 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. What do Cubs get up to? Being a Cub is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends. Going on adventures Race down a river. Tell stories by torchlight. Fall asleep beneath the stars. Alongside your Pack, you’ll spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. Together, you might build a den in your local park, or create an edible raft out of sweets, or go on a moonlit hike through your hometown. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Cub is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Learning new skills Cubs learn by doing, and so will you. Some of the skills you develop will be practical, like knowing how to cook a delicious meal or give someone first aid. Others will allow you to become a master at your chosen hobby, or help you to succeed in whichever job you decide to do when you grow up. But the most important skills you’ll learn at Cubs are the ones that will make you feel confident and happy in your own skin. We call these character skills, and they include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. Whatever skills you’d like to learn, it’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them. Helping others Cubs work as a team to help other people. Together, you’ll learn about global issues and what we can all do to help solve them. You’ll also make an impact in your own community, through activities such as campaigning to save your local library, collecting donations for a foodbank, or planting trees in a neighbouring park. Promises and Ceremonies As well as enjoying plenty of adventures, being a Cub is about going on a journey to understand who you are and what you stand for. When you join the Pack, you’ll explore these ideas by making a promise. A promise is a set of words that mean something to you, which you try to follow everyday. Making the promise is a big celebration within the Pack. Every time a new Cub decides to join permanently, they chat through their promise with their Cub leader before saying it out loud in front of their fellow Cubs. Family and friends might come along to see this, too. The process is known as being ‘invested’ into Cubs, and it usually takes place a few weeks into your Cub experience, once you’ve had time to settle in. Everyone is unique but there are some things all Cubs agree on – such as the importance of treating everyone in the Pack with kindness, and doing their best to care for the community and wider world in which they live. Cubs make a promise to do their best to make a positive contribution to society. Depending on their own beliefs, they might also promise to live by their faith. Cubs choose the promise that best suits them. Atheist or of no faith background Buddhist Christian Hindu Humanist Jewish Muslim Sikh Atheist or of no faith background I promise that I will do my bestto uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to The King,to help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Buddhist I promise that I will do my bestto seek refuge in the Triple Gem, to do my duty to the King,to act with compassion towards all lifeand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Christian I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to God and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Hindu I promise that I will do my bestto follow my dharma and do my duty to the King,to act with compassion towards all lifeand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Humanist I promise that I will do my bestto uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Kingto help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Jewish I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to God and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law. Muslim I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to Allah and then to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law. This information shows the Scout Promise written in Arabic, including the line ‘Duty to God and the Queen’. Download the Promise in Arabic Sikh I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to Waheguru and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Cub Scout Law.