Introduction to Cubs
For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
Cub Packs are organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by a Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Cubs at Hillcrest Academy
At Hillcrest Academy, pupils in Year 4 will be taking part in the Cub scout groups, if they choose to do so. They will be provided with uniforms and a bag on which they will attach their badges. They will work towards a number of badges throughout the year, which will be decided by the pupils.
Keep checking back to see what the wide range of exciting and adventurous activities which the Cubs have been doing on a Friday afternoon!