We have approximately 30 cub scouts aged 7 -10 in our pack, usually an even mixture of girls and boys. We meet every Monday evening and also do lots of adventurous activities on the weekends.
Our pack is divided into four ‘sixes’, each led by a ‘sixer’ and a ‘second’. These are key leadership roles that help our pack run smoothly and provide the cubs with an opportunity to practice leading others. We will hold a pack council each term to enable our sixes and seconds to contribute meaningfully to the operation and activities of our pack.
Cubs – Our Approach
We aim for the cubs to learn resilience and responsibility by taking up challenges themselves, with adult guidance and support as required. Our cubs ‘learn by doing’ through activities that are fun and engaging and a long way from the classroom!
We take advantage of the natural environment in which we live through adventures outside like camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and exciting wide-games in the bush by the creek.
Our pack also nurtures respect and care for others, through involvement in the broader community and boundaries for behaviour within our pack.
Our program is based around the cub scout badge scheme, where cubs earn their bronze, silver and gold boomerang badges before being eligible for the highest award for a cub scout – the Grey Wolf Award. We have a number of cubs each year who earn this award.
Each term program is based on a theme, usually something that is inventive and captures the imagination of our cubs. Cubs is loosely based on the stories in Rudard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, so we often relate our activities to the adventure and moral lessons of Akela, Baloo, Mowgli and more.
Cub scouts undertake many adventurous and community activities, including:
- Camps in tents and dormitories, either as a pack, with cubs from across the district, or cubs from around the State at Cuboree
- Mountain bike riding
- Survival shelters
- Camp cooking
- Construction of bridges and camp gadgets
- Community visits, including the Police, Ambulance, CFA, SES, Woodend Aged Care
- Discos, dress up nights, sleepovers and more
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