Cub Scouts

St Mary’s Cub Pack is for boys and girls aged 8 to 10½. Many of our new cubs come up through Beavers, but we are always pleased to welcome new members if we have spaces.

The Pack meets on Wednesday evenings during term time from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We usually meet in the Church Centre, but often during the summer term we go out or meet elsewhere.

Pack meetings are meant to be fun! There is a mix of some of the traditional elements of scouting (Grand Howl, inspection, flag break, prayer, etc), games and activities (some quiet, but mostly active). Cub Scouts are able to earn lots of badges to put on their uniform, and a lot of our activities both on Pack nights and at other times are geared towards this. Craft and learning games, laying trails, making things and baking, are all things we have done in recent terms. At other times or on camps we do activities such as orienteering, archery, shooting, athletics, abseiling, and so on.

Whenever we can, we enter teams for competitions with other Packs. There are usually at least a couple of these each term, ranging from cyclo-cross to chess and making models to doing bases in the dark.

We try to have at least one weekend camp a year and sometimes this might be with other Packs in the district. There were around 200 Cubs and Scouts on the last district camp.

The Pack is sponsored by St Mary’s and we ask Cubs to make every effort to come to the Parade service at St. Mary’s which is normally once a term.

We still make a promise to do our duty to God and to the Queen. The Scout Association requires its members to accept that there is a God. However, amongst the 38 million members of Scouting and Guiding worldwide there are people of many different religions.

To find out more about our uniformed groups, please email us at cubs@stmaryswatford.org