What you need to know about our Cub Scouts


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Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10.5 years of age. Further information on the basics of Cub Scouting and the requirements for Badges and Awards can be found here. Our Cub Scout pack meets, during school term time, on a Monday evening from 19:00 till 20:45.  To apply to join our Cub Scout Pack please complete the linked Application Form .

 

Pack Meetings

Pack meetings are held at the 5th Colchester Scout Group Headquarters, situated at the rear of the Health Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 8LT on Mondays, from 7:00p.m. until 8:45p.m., during School Terms.

Contacts 

Cub Scout Leader

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Mike Acott

Martin Hearn

Louis Tatum

Jennifer Hearn

07777 680186

07554 250605

 

cubs@5thcolchesterscoutgroup.org.uk.

Uniform

The Cub Scout uniform comprises a Cub Scout sweatshirt; long, black or grey school trousers; black shoes. The scarf and badges will be supplied when your child is invested (not applicable if moving from our Beaver Colony into the Cub Scout Pack).

Investiture

This is a ceremony when your child is formally welcomed into the Scout movement and receives their membership badges and the Group scarf on making their Cub Scout promise. Investiture normally takes place after 3-6 weeks attendance. Parents are welcome to come and watch their child being invested.

Subscriptions

The cost per term is £28.00 and this includes a Scouting Association Capitation fee of £12.00. The Subscriptions should be paid in full at the beginning of each corresponding school term.  Cheques should be made payable to the 5th Colchester Scout Group.

Subscriptions will commence immediately after your child has been invested on a pro rata basis.

Personal Kit for each Pack Evening

·    The Cub Scout Handbook

·    Change of clothing (rough gear)

·    Personal First Aid Kit

·    Handkerchief

·    A length of rope (not nylon or string) for knotting

·    Trainers/Wellingtons (appropriate for weather conditions as we often go out in the spring and summer terms come rain or shine).

·     2 * 20 pence piece for emergencies

·     Note Pad & Pencil

Cub Scout Pack Rules

Unless otherwise told, the Cub Scouts are expected to turn up in their full uniform and with their Personal Kit.

We expect each Cub Scout to behave in a manner that befits the Scout Movement. If any Cub Scout continuously misbehaves they will be suspended for a period, normally one-week. In extreme circumstances we may contact the parent or guardian to collect them immediately.