Cubs

(8yrs - 10 1/2yrs)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm-8pm (except for school holidays)

Location: Standlake Village Hall

We meet at Standlake Village Hall, starting at 6.30 pm. and finishing at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. We aim to run about 10 to 12 sessions each term, although this can vary. At the beginning of each term we issue a programme for the entire term's activities, although again, this may need to be changed at the last moment. During the longer evenings we hope to be able to do events outside.

Cubs is run by Peter Craddock, Matthew Judson, Matt Lodge, Tom Mackintosh and Jacob Evans. Jacob has been a member of the Group since he was a Cub while Peter Craddock has extensive experience having led all sections in the Group and has been in Scouting with several Groups for 52 years (as of 2020).

The Cub Leaders are usually known to the Cubs by their Jungle Book character names.

  • Peter Craddock has been known as Simba in the Groups in which he has been a leader since long before the Lion King.

  • Matthew Judson is known as Chil (the Kite in the Jungle Book).

  • Matt Lodge is known as Mowgli (the Man Cub).

  • Tom Mackintosh is known as Bagheera (the Panther).

  • Jacob Evans is known as Bandar-log (the Monkey).

Scouting has a number of Activity Badges and Challenge Awards which we aim to work towards as your child goes from Beavers to Scouts. Should you wish to know more about the award system, you can find details on the Scouts web site. Badges can be worked towards outside of regular Pack meetings by Cubs and discussed with one of the leaders.

In addition to the regular Pack meetings we will try to organise a weekend camp or two each year, some time on the water at the West Oxfordshire Sailing Club where the Scout section of the Group meet during the summer. We will also try to organise a couple of days out in connection with some of the badges.

Yours in Scouting

Matthew Judson (Chil)

Events

Activities

Two main events:

We do expect all Cub Scouts to attend St George’s day parade usually held on the Sunday nearest to 23rd April.

We do expect all Cub Scouts to attend The Remembrance day parade usually held on the Sunday nearest to 11th November.

Visits, other activities and camps are charged at cost. We will send out notices giving details of planned activities in advance, with details of costs and booking dates. Please book and pay promptly if your child wishes to take part in an activity. Where forms need to be completed, please check them carefully and supply all the information requested. Please also sign any forms in all the relevant places so that we do not need to chase up extra information and signatures.

Badge Work (Activity Badges)

During the time your child is a Cub Scout they will move through an award system. Scouting has a number of Activity Badges and Challenge Awards which we aim to work towards as your child goes from Beavers to Scouts. Should you wish to know more about the award system, you can find details on the Scouts web site. Badges can be worked towards outside of regular Pack meetings by Cubs and discussed with one of the leaders

Expectations

These are the only three events that we all must attend with the Beaver and scouts,

a note will be given to parents nearer the time.

Every eighteen months we are inspected as a group by the Royal Navy.

St Georges Day (April) & Remembrance Sunday (Nov)

Meetings

Arriving for Meetings

Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at Standlake Village Hall 6.30pm until 8.00pm.

  • All cubs must arrive in full cub uniform and stay in uniform until after flag break

  • All cubs must stay in the hall when they have been dropped off

  • All cubs use the indoor disabled toilet which is through the 'committee' room.

  • No cub is allowed on and around the stage area

  • Meetings outside on the Standlake Village Hall patio and grounds

  • As above and

  • No cub is to sit on the wall

  • No cub to jump over the wall

  • No cub to climb over the fences around the play area

  • No cub to go on the climbing rock or in the play area without permission

  • All cubs to stay in sight of the leaders at all times

Departure from Meetings

  • All cubs must be in full uniform for flag break

  • No cub to leave the hall without the adult they are going home with

  • No cub to run around the car park

Monthly Subscriptions

Subscriptions are £9 per Month ideally paid direct to bank by standing order. Please contact the Treasurer for details of the Group bank account.

Parental Support

As you will understand, we leaders are volunteers. We have one of the biggest packs in the

district and this means we do ask parents to come along and help run some activities.

Please be prepared to give up your time for a night a year, without your help we cannot run

the activities that the children most enjoy.

Uniform

Scouts are a uniformed organisation and all Cub Scouts are expected to arrive and

depart in clean uniform and correctly dressed, unless specifically advised otherwise.

Uniform consists of a Cub Sweatshirt purchased online at:-

http://shop.scouts.org.uk/ or www.scout-and-guide-shop.co.uk/

also required will be the 1st Standlake & Cokethorpe group Necker

the cost will be £8.75.

The Necker are secured with a coloured woggle which will be supplied when they are invested.