Welcome to Cubs
Cubs meet on Thursday evenings from 18.30hrs to 20.00hrs during school term-time.
We follow the National Cub Scout Programme and include a range of activities to allow the Cubs to complete work towards challenge and activity badges. If a Cub completes all the relevant activities set on Pack nights, then he will progressively be awarded badges to display proudly on his uniform. Full details of all the badges can be found on the Scouting website.
Activities are indoor and outdoor and include map & compass work, tracking, short hikes, cooking, tent pitching, making camp gadgets, team and individual tasks, arts & crafts and educational items.
New Cubs will be invested in four-six weeks once they have a Cub top and activity trousers and have learnt their Cub Scout Promise & Law. Investiture will take place at the start of the meeting – family members are welcome to attend.
This can be bought from the Scoutshops on line at www.scouts.org.uk or The School Wear Shop 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury (01787) 881500.
Full uniform is to be worn by all Cubs in the Pack
- Cub/Scout Trousers (Youth’s Scout Activity Trousers/blue combat style)
- Scout Uniform Belt and Buckle
- Green sweatshirt top.
These trousers are very hard wearing and this will bring the Cub Pack into line with the Scout Troop and the trousers can be worn in the Scout Troop when you go up. We will supply group scarf and woggle at investiture.
Cubs are usually invited to attend a District event once a year for a two-night camp.
It is important that your child attends Cubs regularly, as we have drawn up a comprehensive and balanced programme of activities, for their enjoyment and education
If your child has decided to leave, it would be appreciated if you would let us know, so we can allocate their space to someone on the waiting list.
Subscriptions are payable to 1st Bures Cubs Scouts. They are currently £36.00 per term. Subscription money pays for membership fees to Gilwell Park £39.00, insurance, maintenance of Scout & Guide Headquarters/grounds, badges, day/evening out, fuel for mini bus, Pack nights, District events and Leaders travelling expenses.
Access to the Scout HQ
Access to the Scout Headquarters by car is from the Sudbury Road entrance (B1508) just passed the cottages (Croft End Cottage). You must ONLY access this entrance and EXIT via The Croft ensuring a One-way System is operational. This helps minimize traffic congestion. The speed limit along The Croft is 10mph. At no time should you exit via the Sudbury Road, as it is on a dangerous corner.
How to join the pack
There is currently no waiting list – please contact us if you would like to add your child’s name on the joining list when he/she is approaching their eight birthday. The age range is from eight to ten years old.
Please email Joanne Waring email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 07815 298 950 for more information.
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What a fantastic evening all the members, leaders, volunteers and parents had at this 1st Bures Scout & Guide Group event! It was the first time that this format had been introduced to the Group and it worked so well. The Group Scout Leader, Tony Waring wanted to...read more
Well done to Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Parents and Supporters who helped with the Jumble Sale last Saturday. Message from our Group Treasurer Our nett proceeds from the Jumble Sale was a mightily impressive £739.01 - a fantastic result for which everyone's efforts was...read more
Thank you so much for all your support at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th March. Despite the weather it was a busy day with lots of customers and so many helpers! Thank you to all our loyal team who collected, sorted and sold the goodies yesterday; children, parents,...read more
On Saturday 24th February, we travelled over to Boxford in our Mini Bus to start our Night Hike by the Church. We walked via Hagmore Green, Assington Church & Woods, Tiger Hill Woods, Lower Meadows to our Headquarters. We stopped for Bacon Rolls in Assington Woods to...read more
Our last meeting of the year at Jump Street, Mason Road, Colchester - Christmas Party. Finished off at McDonald's and NO visit to A&E. Happy Christmas and New Year to all our Supporters, Friends and...read more
Scouts and Cubs Day Out at Portman Road to see Ipswich Town against Nottingham Forest. A great game and loads of goals. 4-2 win for town. Get in...read more
SCOUT GROUP RAFFLE WINNERS Bures Street Fair and Christmas Lights Switch On. Thank you to everyone who contributed Scouts, Cubs and Beavers! We raised the sum of £207.00 for our chosen charities, Ferriers Barn & First Responders Team (for a mobile defibrillator). The...read more
Thank you Dan Wood (Beaver Leader) for all the hard work, commitment and fun that you have given to the 1st Bures Scout Group, especially to the Beavers, over the last 7 years. We so appreciate all you have done, we’ll all miss you! Good luck in your new job! Group...read more
Well done to all who turned up at Remembrance Day Parade and Service - Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Parents. It was the largest parade we have ever...read more
Bures Music Festival Presentation Evening on Thursday 28th September in The Eight Bells Public House. Bures Scout Group was presented with £250 cheque from Dan Wood BMF for Banner Flags which will help to promote the group. Many thanks for the kind donation. Paul...read more
At the end of our Scout Troop meeting held on Monday 25th September - Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) was presented with her 5 Year Long Service Award (certificate and badge) by Tony Waring (Group Scout Leader). The Scout Group/Supporters Group thanks her for...read more
Cubs with their new Dagger Kayaks. The Scout Group was awarded the sum of £714 from Braintree District Council - Councillors Community Grants towards two Dagger Kayaks and Paddles. Many thanks from the Cub Pack. Their first trip out on the River Stour with Scout...read more