The Cub section caters for young people aged 8–10 years. There are over 3000 Cubs in Berkshire enjoying their Scouting across approximately 150 Cub Packs. There are a variety of activity and challenge badges which they work towards to gain their Chief Scout’s Silver Award.
New programme planning tool
The national Programme Team are developing a new programme planning tool to support section leaders. The screen shot below is from a recent webinar. Click here to see the video of the webinar that introduces the programme planning tool.
The Programme Team provides support to Districts, helping them to deliver quality programmes. We are always happy to help with any questions, queries, or practical support that you might need.
For further information or enquiries:
Contact Programme Team
Meet Sarah Dunnett, County Cub Scout Leader
My Scouting adventure began as a Venture Scout quite a few years ago now with Central Windsor. I’ve since held a number of leadership roles in the Venture Scout (pre-Explorers), Scout and Cub sections; joined the 2017 World Scout Moot in Iceland as a member of the International Service Team; and was part of the core leadership team for our county Uganda 2019 (Project Africa) expedition. I’m currently the Cub Scout Leader for 3rd Chieveley, a young pack which we established with a new leadership team in 2019.
My two sons, and many many others, have benefited so much through their involvement in Scouting. I’m passionate that more young people across Berkshire have these rich opportunities. It’s going to be great working as part of the County Team, hearing the successes, challenges and opportunities across the Districts, and supporting the ADCs/DCSLs/CSLs to deliver great programmes for all our Cubs.
The Cub section
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.
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older 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 Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cubs to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.