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 they 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;
The School Wear Shop 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury (01787) 881500;
Scout & Guide Store, C1 Seedbed Centre, Severalls Industrial Estate, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9HT
Tel: (01206) 842650.
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 £40.00 per term. (As from September 2019 – Subscriptions will be: £40.00). Subscription money pays for membership fees to Gilwell Park £42.00, insurance, maintenance of Scout Headquarters/grounds, badges, day/evening out, mileage 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
Please contact us for joining queries, from time to time we have a joining list, please also 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 Tony Waring email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 07976 305852 for more information.
Position of Badges & Awards on Cub Uniform
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Steve Cridland (Assistant District Commissioner) presented the highest Scout Award - the Chief Scout's Gold Award on Monday 9th December to a member of Bures Scout Troop. Over the four years since she joined the troop - she has exiled in gaining Nine Challenge Awards...
Bures Beavers were donated 20 High Visibility Jackets (Be Seen in any Light) by Wardale Willaims Opticians, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. Thank you for donating them to our Colony. Beaves showing off their new High Viz jackets in the Headquarters.
Thank you so much for all your help, support and contributions to the event on Saturday 30th November at the Christmas Fair on the Common and Street Light Switch on evening. It was a huge success raising a total of net £165.38 on the raffle, £50.20 on the teas and...
Explorers receiving money from Committee Member (BMF) Ian Elder On Thursday 21st November 2019 in The Eight Bells Public House was the BMF (Bures Music Festival) presentation of grants to various charities. Bures Scout Group was presented with a cheque for £877 for...
Many thanks for your efforts at the Work Afternoon on Saturday 16th November 2019 - down at The Scout Headquarters and Camp Site area. Many jobs were completed: Mini bus cleaned inside and out, storage shed hoovered, camp fire pit, leaves and brambles cleared. Well...
Ian Woodman (ASL) was officially Invested into the Scout Group by Group Scout Leader - Tony Waring at Remembrance Day Parade. Investiture took place outside Bures St Mary's Church in front of the Troop.
A great day on Bures Recreation Ground (next to the River Stour) on Saturday 14th September for the Annual Sudbury to the Sea Paddle (River Stour Trust) event! Lots of members, Leaders and volunteers serving yummy food for all the rowers! Thank you everyone for your...
We removed some very large tree stumps from the camping areas in early June 2019 - work was carried out by Nigel and Adam Norton. Currently we are levelling out and grass seeding areas ready for camping at the end of the season.
Jumble in the Community Centre - there was loads A great result at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 23rd March 2019 - raising over £850 for equipment at the Scout Headquarters! Thank you so much everyone for your help - we had an army of members, parents and volunteers...
Scouts and Cubs enjoyed attending the Championship game at Portman Road featuring Ipswich Town v Stoke City on Saturday 16th February. Seated in the Co-Op Stand. And we got to see a goal just before the end of the game!
Recycling Crisp Packets