Cub Scouts

The Cub Section is the second of the Scouting ladder and is for boys and girls usually aged between 8 and 10½. For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Our programmes offer 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. Structure
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 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 the 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.

Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. Boys and girls:

  • Go camping.
  • Play games.
  • Explore the outdoors.
  • Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery.
  • Meet people from their local community.
  • Experience the culture of other countries.
  • Keep themselves and others safe.

Baloo - Jeff Madden (Newman Pack - Meets Monday nights 18:00 - 19:30)
click here to find the Newman Pack Facebook page where you can request to join the closed group.

Akela - Patrick Leighton (Marshall Pack - Meets Thursday nights 18:30 - 20:00)
click here to find the Marshall Pack Facebook page where you can request to join the closed group.

Cub Scout Leader Team

Meet our Cub Leader team, roll over the images for a snippet of each.

Newman Pack (Monday nights)

Jeff Madden
Cub Scout Leader
Vic Rhind – AKA Rikki
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Rikki has a wealth of scouting experience covering all section of the movement but is at his happiest passing on his knowledge of all things Scouting to the children. He also acts as the assistant Quartermaster as they work their way through the inventory of camping gear making sure everything is fit for purpose. In 2016, Rikki was presented with the prestigious Silver Acorn for services to Scouting.
Carole Rhind AKA – Kim
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Kim, like Rikki has an enormous amount of experience in Scouting across all sections. Apart from providing excellent support across our group Kim is also the District Deputy Commissioner, the District Badge Secretary AND a Training Advisor for some of the newer leaders. In 2016, all Kim’s efforts and support were rewarded when she was presented with the prestigious Silver Acorn Award for services to Scouting.
Helena Jeffries
Sectional Assistant
Matt Gilks
Section Assistant

Marshal Pack (Thursday Nights)

Alderney Smith
Cub Scout Section Leader
Alders missed out on Beavers & Cubs and went straight into Scouts, Young Leaders, Explorers and then went on to gain her Queens Scout Award which is the highest award you can get in Scouting under the age of 25.
Patrick Leighton (AKA Akela)
Assistant Section Leader
Pat joined the team in July 2012, he started out in the world of Scouting as a Scout himself aged 10, after leaving at 16 he followed the natural progression into Venture Scouts, he then realised aged 40 that something was missing in his life and decided to get back involved as a Leader. He has since been employed as the Group Scout Leader. By day Pat owns a Graphic Design and Print Company based in Hertford.
Simon Alford (aka Bagheera)
Sectional Assistant
Simon started scouting as a Cub and continued all the way through Scouts where his hilight was completing his chief scout challenge. After a brief period in Venture Scouts he left Scouting, but returned as a leader when his son joined the Cubs. Simon works as a software developer for a company making search and rescue avionics.
John McGhee (AKA Chill)
Assistant Section Leader
John got involved after we took his son off the Cub waiting list, his younger son also started Beavers and we managed to secure a Necker to him. By day John is a warehouse operative and also runs his own mobile Disco going by the pseudonym DJ Little John
Terry Adams (AKA Kaa)
Assistant Section Leader
Terry got involved when his daughter was a Cub, only to be told by her that he wasn’t allowed to help out with her cub pack on a Monday and he would have to go to Thursday where we greatly received him.
Gary Lawrence
Sectional Assistant
Gary has been involved in scouting since the age of 6, he went through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and signed up as a leader as soon as he turned 18.

Cub Badges

Cub Scout Promise, Law and Motto

The Cub Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the King
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto
Be Prepared

Get in touch

This form is for general enquiries only, if you wish to sign your child up to the waiting list please click here for the waiting list signup form.