95th Reading Scout Group
 
 
 

Cub Scout Section

 

The Cub Scout Section is made up of young people aged between eight and ten and a half years old. Their uniform consists of a green sweatshirt (essential), green polo shirt (optional), school trousers or navy blue Scout trousers and a blue and orange Group scarf.

95th Reading Cub Scouts meet once a week on a Thursday between 19.00 and 20.30 as a Cub Scout Pack, working in Sixes of four to six Cub Scouts for their activities.

By taking part in the weekly programmes, camps and other activities, Cub Scouts gain Challenge Badges which lead up to the award of their Chief Scouts Silver Award. These are aimed at developing the individual Cub Scouts' skills and experience. They can also gain Activity Badges which augment the Challenge Badges. The activities are led by our Cub Scout Team consisting of the Cub Scout Leader (Sean East) assisted by two Section Assistants (Kevin Aylett and Tim Baker) and some of our Young Leader Team.

Once your son/daughter has joined the Group they will have a ‘trial’ period of three – four weeks depending on the individual young person after which time, if they like being a Cub Scout, they will be invested into the Pack with a short ceremony when they make their Promise and are given a set of badges and a certificate of Investiture. Parents are invited to their child’s Investiture Ceremony for which the Cub Scouts will need their uniform. At this point we will also ask you to pay the subscription fee which is currently set at £35 per term.

Ideally the Uniform should be purchased from the Reading Scout and Guide Shop as the town centre retailers are not able to supply the scarf. If you are able to get to the Reading Scout and Guide Shop and can let us have any receipts, we can claim back 10% for the Scout Group. Please follow the link to the Scouts.org webpage showing you where to position the badges.