Cubs meet on Thursday evenings from 18.30hrs to 20.00hrs during school term-time at The Scout Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD.


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/her 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 Uniform top and activity trousers, Scout Belt 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 online at

Bury St Edmunds District Scout & Guide Shop
3 South Parade Shops, Lake Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6HX

Opening hours: Wednesday 19.00hrs–20.00hrs
Saturday 09.30hrs–12.30hrs (School term times only)

There is no telephone number for this business.

Colchester Scout & Guide Shop
Mill Race Garden Centre, Colchester, Essex CO6 3QT

Tel: 07501 891259

Opening hours: Saturday 09.00hrs-12.00hrs


  • Green Sweatshirt Uniform top – £16.00
  • Blue Activity Trousers£15.00
  • Polo Shirt (ideal for summer) – £15.00
  • Leather Belt showing Scout logo£16.00
  • Optional: Blue Activity Shorts price – £12.00

Full Uniform is to be worn by all Cubs in the Pack unless otherwise stated.

These Activity 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.

Badges and Awards

To view the Cub badge placement diagram, click here.


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 £45.00 per term (January 2024). Subscription money pays for membership fees to Gilwell Park £48.00, insurance, badges, day/evening out, mileage for mini bus, Pack nights, District events and Leaders travelling expenses. Members Fees @ £10.00 per head per term pay for maintenance of Scout Headquarters/grounds & cleaning.

Access to the Scout Headquarters

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 Cub Pack?

If you would like to join the Cub Pack – please complete on the online Form (Join Scouts today). And our Group Scout Leader will be in contact with you.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls