Howden Scouts

  gsl@howdenscouts.co.uk     Station Road, Howden, DN14 7AF

   

For 8-10.5 year old girls and boys, 1st Howden Cubs meet on Wednesdays at 18.00 – 20.00 during term-time, and it costs £20 per half-term.

As well as those weekly meetings, we also have regular events. Some of these might be during our usual weekly sessions, like going to the marsh or litter picking at the park. Sometimes we have events outside of our weekly sessions like camps, activities like ice skating or St George’s Day Parade with the other sections.

We’ve put together some information below for you, if you’re thinking of joining.

Uniform

Cubs uniform is a green jumper, but we’d recommend giving the first few weeks a go before investing in a new one. Comfy bottoms like joggers, leggings or shorts (depending on the weather) are a must, and your child must be able to get anything you send them in dirty. Jeans tend to get wet and heavy so we discourage them.

Once they’ve been in Cubs for a while, they’ll get invested. This means that they’ll be provided with a necker (purple and white, 1st Howden colours), a woggle (the colour will depend on the group they’re in), and they’ll make their promise.

Clothing needed for camps will be detailed in a kit list.

Badges

Your child will work towards earning badges each week – some are quick to earn and others take a bit more effort. Sometimes we’ll ask you to work towards them at home too.

Badges are divided into core, challenge, activity, and staged badges, plus they get ones for special occasions too, like the Coronation. They can work towards their Chief Scout’s Silver badge throughout their time at Cubs.

Then there are camp blanket badges, which don’t go on their uniform but can be nice reminders of nights away and other achievements.

Don’t worry about where badges go on the uniform. When your child starts coming to Cubs, you will get a login for Online Scout Manager (OSM), which has a handy tailored image guide showing you exactly where to put the badges your child has earned.

Our leaders

Lala

Our leaders work hard to plan engaging sessions for the children. Want to help? We’d love to hear from you!

Events

The weekly programme is tailored to the group, so if there are badges we’re working towards, we’ll organise activities that will earn us those badges.

Cubs is a step up from Beavers when it comes to camps – you’ll find that they get longer and are sometimes further away.

You’ll get plenty of notice for events outside of the usual weekly sessions, and it’s up to you if you want your child to be involved. There is sometimes an additional cost involved with trips and events. Notifications will be sent through Online Scout Manager, and you just need to visit the portal to let us know whether you want your child to attend.

Here's what we got up to last year in Cubs.