Welcome to the 66th Leith Cub Scout Pack! You will find all the information you need about us here. If you have any questions please contact Tim Glasby, Cub Scout leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cubs meet on Fridays between 6-7:30 pm in Charlotte Chapel, or 6:30-8 pm if meeting outside. Any changes will be notified at the start of term in the programme.
If you are unsure of the location, assume the church for 6 pm. A notice will say if the event is outside which allows for 30 minutes travel time.
We can only be responsible for the boys during these times. Please do not drop them off too early, and make arrangements to pick them up again from the church. Rose Street on Friday nights is not a suitable place for a Cub to be walking alone.
Cubs have different activities including games evenings, outdoor visits, special guests, skills evenings and many more.
Each term we will, as a Pack, work towards one of the Challenge badges. We will also work for an Activity badge together such as Entertainer, First Aid or Scientist.
Cubs are encouraged to consider Challenge and Activity badges which can be achieved on their own. Parental participation in this is welcomed. There is a wide range of Activity badges. Each Cub can find something that suits his particular interests. Details of these badges are in the Activity and Challenge badge guide , available from Akela.
After a few weeks a boy will be enrolled as a Cub Scout. In these weeks Akela will explain about being a Cub and what will be involved in the ceremony.
The investiture is a simple ceremony at which he will be officially enrolled as a Cub Scout after making the Cub Scout promise and recalling the Cub Scout law. He will receive the group scarf, woggle and all the badges he needs. You are welcome to attend the investiture if you wish.
He will need to have a green Cub Scout sweatshirt. You can order these from the Scout Shop . He will be expected to wear his uniform to the weekly meetings and to camps. Cub shorts, caps and other items are optional extras.
When a Cub reaches the age of 10½ he will usually move up to the Scouts at Charlotte Chapel at the start of term. However, it is possible for him to move any time between his 10th and 11th birthdays. If you feel he is ready or not yet prepared to move sections please speak to Akela.
Subs are due at the start of each term and are currently £15. These cover insurance, badges, group scarves and equipment. They allow for a subsidy on some activities and outings. The cost of camps includes food, transport, and accommodation.
If at any time the cost of an activity, a camp or subs are difficult for you please do not hesitate to contact Akela in confidence. We aim to ensure that all the boys thoroughly enjoy their time at Cubs, and do not wish for any to be unable to attend purely due to financial difficulties.
Cubs are run by a close group of leaders. The founder of the Boy Scouts, Lord Robert Baden-Powell used the Jungle Book theme because of its appeal to Cub Scouts. We take our names from the characters in the book.
There are five regular leaders. We all receive training for our roles from the Scout Association. You can see our pictures to the right.
We go away to camp 3 times a year, during the Easter, Summer and October or Christmas holidays. We usually stay in cottages at Canty Bay near North Berwick. We have a week during the summer and a weekend at other times of year.
Camps are ideal for Cubs to get to know each other and the leaders better. They establish themselves as individuals and experience living away from home for short periods of time. Hopefully they also provide parents with a few days rest!
We always have a packed, exciting and varied programme. We have outings, problem solving games, swimming, visits to North Berwick, sports, crafts, wide games, free time on the beach and exploring the rocks and rock pools. We join the other Scout sections for activities and indoor games. We go to church together on Sunday mornings.
More information is available from Akela or on the information sheet .
Tim Glasby - Akela, Cub Scout Leader
Donald Revolta - Chil, Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Stephen Houghton - Hatti, Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Robert Naysmith - Baloo, Group Scout Leader