Welcome to 45th Gloucester (Abbeydale) Cub Scout Pack
Cub Scouts are the second section of the Scout Association which also has Beavers, Scouts, Explorers and Network. It is the second stage of what we hope will be a long and happy membership of the world’s largest young people’s organisation. We aim to introduce 8-10½ year olds boys and girls to Scouting with a variety of fun and interesting programmes.
At the 45thGloucester (Abbeydale) the Cub Scouts meet on a Tuesday evening at the Abbeydale Community & Sports Centre. Our meeting times are from 6.00pm-7.15pm.
The Cub Scout Leader is Heather Taylor assisted by Sam Ward, Dom Creese, Nick Harris.
All leaders are CRB checked and undergo leader and First Aid training.
All are unpaid volunteers.
When Cub Scouts join us they are invited to attend for 4/ 6 weeks to see if they like us before they are invested. This is where the Cub Scout will make a promise and where he/she will become a full member of the pack by receiving a neckerchief and badges. Parents are invited to see their child invested.
Uniform can be purchased from the Scout Shop at Murray Hall, Tuffley which opens every Thursday evening in term time from 7pm-9pm or from scout shops on line. We suggest the uniform is only purchased once your child is happy to attend Cub Scouts and is due to be invested. Uniform comprises a green sweatshirt and navy blue/black trousers, not jeans and group neckerchief (45th). Blue/ black trousers can be the child’s own.
Cub Scouts work towards badges and awards, this can involve making things, going places and camping, building confidence and learning new skills, but most importantly having fun.
Fees for Cub Scouts are preferably paid by Direct Debit/ Standing Order of £10 per month on or before 12th of each month. The first two weeks are free.
Alternatively by cheque made payable to 45th Gloucester (Abbeydale) Scout Group or cash for £40 at the beginning of each term September, January, April.
If you are subject to payment of Income Tax to HMRC, we encourage you to complete the Gift Aid authorisation form to help Group funds, this is at no cost to you but is a great financial help to us.
Whilst we make every effort to keep costs down, there are times when outings may incur an extra charge.
If parent/guardians wish to discuss any concerns they may have regarding fees, uniform, forms, etc, they should contact the Section leader who will discuss the matter in confidence with you.
We always welcome parents or relatives who may be interested in helping with the section, i.e. sometimes an extra adult may be required to help with an outing or on an evening meeting or maybe with the group background work for instance helping with fundraising etc. You may also have a hobby or skill that you could share with the Cub Scouts, if so we ask you to complete a CRB form so that you can be involved with us too.
So what are you waiting for?
Come and join in the fun.
For more information on scouting check out this web site http://www.scout.org/