Our Wolf Cub Pack….
- Age range: 8 – 10 1/2
- Meeting times: Monday, 6:30pm to 8.00pm
- Meeting Place: The Scout Hut, Riding Lane
- For Boys and Girls
The Cubs program offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers.
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called “Sixes”, each headed up by an older Cub called a “Sixer”, and often with a deputy “Seconder” as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points before, during or after the Six meeting.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation rather than meeting set standards is a key approach, and there are a range of challenge awards and badges available that Cub Scouts can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements. Here they will start to develop their life skills as well as adventuring into such skills as fire lighting, using tools and cooking outdoors on an open fire.
The link to the Scout Troop is made over a period of four to six weeks at the age of 10.5yrs, during which they will gain their Moving-On Award.
We have a dedicated team of both adult and young leaders who give up their time every Monday evening to run cubs. Each leader, as in Cub tradition has a name from the famous Jungle Book story and they are listed below.
- Cub Scout Leader (Akela) – Kath Barton
- Assistant Cub Leader (Kaa) – Tracy Beatles
- Assistant Cub Leader (Hathi) – Paul Bird
- Cub Section Assistant (Chil) – Brian Mouser
- Cub Section Assistant (Bagheera) – James Cope
- Young Leader (Rikki) – Lucy Bird
- Young Leader (Rama) – Sarah Simpson
- Young Leader (Shere Khan) – Jack Mouser
- Young Leader (Ikki) – Josh Barkaway
Recent Activities 2017 / 2018
Autumn Term 2017
At the start of a new scouting year, the Cubs have been very busy learning new skills and experiencing a diverse range of new activities. In September, the Cubs worked on their Communicator Badge, where an evening was spent communicating via telephone, text and email in order to teach the Cubs the key skills in effective communication methods. Linking in with the Communicator Badge, the Cubs had a visit from a blind lady and her guide dog where they learnt about how a blind person uses a guide dog to help them in their daily life. The Cubs also learnt how to use brail and sign language effectively, in order to work towards their Disability Awareness Badge. In October, the Cubs started work on their Local Knowledge Badge which included a landmark tour around Tonbridge in the dark and an interesting talk from George Gorham, about the history of scouting in Hildenborough and the surrounding area.
The Autumn term continued with a spooktacular Halloween Party, where the Cubs played traditional games such as “Wrap the Mummy”, “Apple Bombing” and “Donuts on a String”. They were some great scary costumes and a great time was had by all. In the second week we had a visit from the Scout and Guide Marching Band, who taught the Cubs how to march like soldiers, with the leaders learning a thing or two as well. The band also showed the Cubs the different musical instruments they play and then let the cubs try them out, which made for a very noisy evening! In addition, this term has seen the Cubs take part in the annual Remembrance Parade, showing of their marching skills while paying respect to those who had died for our country and also helped the Hildenborough Conservation Group to Coppice Westwood as part of the annual coppicing season.
As we moved into December, the Cubs spent an evening at the new ClipnClimb in Tonbridge which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Then on the run up to Christmas, the Cubs took part in Christmas craft activities, a Christmas party and then on the last week of term, Hathi lead a night hike around Hildenborough, which finished off with the Cubs enjoying hot chocolate under the stars. Special thanks to ex- Akela Nigel and Toni Simpkins for hosting us.
Winter Term 2018
The 8th Tonbridge Wolf Pack came back with a bang in 2018! The first week started off with pebble painting, with the Cubs all trying to devise the most unique design in aid of ‘Kent Rocks’. Everyone then hid their rock around Hildenborough and soon some of the rocks were found and became a twitter sensation! For the second week in, the Cubs took a visit to the new ‘Jump In’ trampoline park in Tonbridge, where they spent a whole evening burning off calories and doing summersaults! The following week, the older Cubs taught the younger Cubs to light a fire using the tepee method. All the fires came alight and one groups nearly reached a metre in height!
This term, the Cubs have started working on their naturalist badge. Lynne and Peter Flower came to Cubs to run a bird evening, where the Cubs learnt how to make bird food and feeders, while also getting the chance to dissect a barn owl pellet to see the sorts of food barn owls eat. For the last week before half term, Bagheera and Shere Khan ran a computer evening for the digital citizen badge, where the Cubs got to put together a computer system from scratch, design digital graphics and learn about internet safety and cyber security.
After the half term, the Cubs started back with a Chinese New Year themed night. Everyone made masks from the Chinese zodiac, lanterns and got to use chopsticks to eat a Chinese takeaway. Many thanks to the Oriental Buffett in Tonbridge for providing the food for this brilliant night. In the second week, the older Cubs tried their hand at knife and axe skills, while the younger Cubs started their home safety badge. With Mother’s Day fast approaching as we moved into March, the next week was devoted to Mother’s Day cards and craft, in which the Cubs tried their hand at a new type of present, involving boiled sweets baked in the oven to form a rainbow crystal. Following this, we had a Cubs Bake Off, where the Cubs had to try and bake and decorate the best mud cake. Well done to the three Cubs who got 1st, 2nd and 3rd, a great effort by all! For the last week before Easter, the Wolf Pack took part in an Easter egg hunt around Hildenborough, where they had to put together clues, and follow a map in order to find the hidden eggs. Thank you to Hathi for organising this again.
Activities 2016 / 2017
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For more information about the Hildenborough Wolf Cubs please contact us through the following means:
- Via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By telephoning Kath Barton, the Cub Leader on 07971 09106