1st Weaverham Cub Scouts welcomes boys and girls from 8-10½ years old.
Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the Cub uniform consists of a green sweatshirt worn with the group scarf (known as a ‘necker’) which is royal blue and white. Navy cargo trousers are also official uniform. There is also a polo shirt that can be worn in the summer, although the badges only go onto the sweatshirt.
Meetings are held on Monday evenings at the Scout Hall from 6.30pm to 8.00pm during term times.
The pack is split into sixes (or teams) with more experienced Cubs as the Sixer (Leader) and Seconder (Deputy).
We aim to provide our Cubs with a varied and balanced programme which gives them the opportunity to complete a wide variety of badge work.
Young people experience scouting by regularly taking part in quality activities, drawn from six Programme Zones. Personal achievement can be recognised by earning awards and badges leading to the chief scout’s awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.
The six Programme Zones are-:
Beliefs and Attitudes
This zone provides opportunities to explore and develop Scouting values, personal attitudes and a range of beliefs.
This zone helps Cub Scouts explore the community in which they live, discovering local people, places and facilities. It also gives them the opportunity to offer help and service.
This zone focuses on activities to improve fitness, promote personal health and increase awareness of personal safety. It should provide young people with the opportunities to participate in a variety of games and to improve their skills in a range of physical pursuits.
This zone provides opportunities for young people to display their creativity through art, music, drama, design, worship and leadership.
This zone helps Cub Scouts to discover the similarities and differences in lifestyle, cultures and environments, both locally and from around the world. It helps them make a difference.
Outdoor and Adventure
In this, the largest zone, are all the activities connected with camping and the great outdoors. This zone is full of opportunities to learn not just the traditional Scouting skills associated with hiking and camping, but also those needed for other adventurous activities.
A Balanced Programme will draw ideas from each of these areas over time. This may take the form of an event or activity, or working towards a specific activity badge or challenge.
The Cubs also have the opportunity to attend Group, District and County events and camps. These include the swimming gala, craft competition and sports day. They can also attend the annual week long Group Camp usually during the May half term break. The final meeting in July each year is kayaking at Budworth Mere with the help of the Leaders from the Scout Section.
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Update November 2020: It all started on 18th March 2020 – Scouting in the UK was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the whole country goes into lockdown. No face to face meetings, no outdoor activities, no camping! At this stage, no-one knew how long the lockdown would last. Whilst everyone adjusted to the …
Well, we did it! Nothing like being ambitious. Despite our lack of experience in the finer workings of zoom, we decided to offer our sections the opportunity to take part in our virtual family camp. If things had been normal the cubs and scouts would have been away at Blackwell Court for their annual Camp. …
So has it been another good year? Scout Hall. Plans for the replacement hall are progressing under the continuing expert oversight of Brian. He has relentlessly pursued funding sources with some disappointments despite huge efforts but also some notable successes. To date, including funds held before fundraising began, we have reached about two-thirds of our …
The group was formally established on 24 July 1927. In the 90+ years since we’ve had many ups and down and the start of 2020 will stay in history as one of them. Until March we had lots of scouting activities at all levels including camping, boating, hiking, making, playing, and learning. Since the lockdown …
Numbers of cubs fluctuates during the year as they move to Scouts and arrive from Beavers. We have been as low as 8 and as high as 16. We‘re currently at about 13. The badges covered included Global issues, Water safety, Astronomer (we managed to pick all the cloudiest nights), Disability awareness, Artist, World Faith …