|4th Newbury (St. Johns) Scout Group|
What Are Cubs?
Cub Scouting started officially in 1916 with the
launch of the Junior Scout section with the young
Scouts being called "Wolf Cubs". In 1996, the
section name changed from Wolf Cubs to Cub
Scouts and today, Cubs can easily be identified
from the green jumpers that they wear, hopefully
covered in badges. As well as their green
jumpers, cubs wear a coloured neckar which
shows the Scout group that they belong to with
each Scout group having a different colour. 4th
Newbury wear a red and white neckar.
Cub Scouts are young girls or boys aged
between 8 and 10.5years old who are
members of the Cub Pack. The Cub Pack is run
by The leadership team, who all give their time
freely. The Scout Association provides
specialised training for the leaders to ensure
that they are able to fulfil their leadership
roles. If you are interested in learning more
about becoming a volunteer adult helper,
please contact us.
4th Newbury Cubs meet at 6pm every
Monday evening at the Richard Room
which is beside St John's Church in
Newbury. These fun filled Meetings
last 90 minutes when the Cubs are
able to join in lots of interesting
activities. Activities include games,
crafts, First Aid, Cooking, Map reading
and lots more. Sometimes, the
meetings take place outside when the
Cubs do the chipshop walk, treasure
hunts and photo quizzes around town,
Sports activities in City Park or visit
Snelsmore, Greenham Common or
some of the other fantastic nearby
locations. All these activities help the
Cubs to gain their challenge and activity
badges and more information on the 4th Newbury
Cub Program can be found under the Cub tab.
As part of the fantastic and exciting Cub program, there are also regular special trips and camps. The Cubs have camped in Taunton where they enjoyed the Somerset Steam Railway and the trip to Minehead as well as camping on local farms near Newbury. Special trips have included Monopoly in London, visits to 10 Downing Street and the houses of Parliament as well as the BBC.
So if you would like to become a Cub
Scout at 4th Newbury, please use the
contact form provided. However, please
be aware that Cubs is very popular and we
may have to place applicants on to a waiting list.
© 4th Newbury (St. Johns) Scout Group, 2020