The cub pack at Radcliffe on Trent meets on Monday evenings from 6.30pm-8pm during term time. Our philosophy is to help our cubs become confident, proactive, and well-skilled young people, who value their community. We have a very diverse programme of activities, which we carefully plan each term to ensure that the cubs develop adventure, creative, practical and social skills.
Activities in 2016 included, night hikes, sailing, first aid, learning to cook sausages and pancakes over a candle, pioneering (building structures using poles and ropes),Fire station visit, assault courses, clay sculpting, fencing, conservation work in the community, fire lighting, making compasses, learning to use a map and compass, and swimming. Each of these activities is also connected to certain badges that the cubs will earn after they have completed certain criteria.
On top of the weekly sessions, we also go on group camps (Where they put up their own tents and wash the dishes), do charity fundraising, take part in the village Remembrance Day parade, visit members of the community. During the sessions at the scout hall, we also ensure that the cubs have structure and discipline and that they learn the value of looking after their fellow cubs.
All of the cub leaders are unpaid volunteers and we always need help to run the activities, so if you would like to get involved in helping us to help the children, then we would love for you to join us. We are a lovely team, and it is really good fun and so rewarding. We currently have a waiting list of about a year, as we only have one pack, which is very popular, and we would love to open another pack but we just don’t have the adult volunteers.
Please get in touch if you would like any more information about joining the 1st Radcliffe on Trent cub pack – either as a cub, or as an adult helper.
Rehannah Mian (Akela – leader) and Clair Marl (Assistant Leader)