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Petworth & Pulborough Scout District

As Scouts, we prepare young people with #SkillsforLife in West Sussex

Cubs are young people aged between 8 and 10½, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.


During their time in the Pack, Cubs will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.

There are a range of badges available which Cubs can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing.

Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Structure and organisation

A Pack of Cubs is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

News & Blogs

This report was first published in the Village Tweet and was provided by 1st Billingshurst
September 2020 saw the return to Outside meetings after hours putting together Risk Assessments and making sure we had the relevant PPE and cleaning equipment. It was great to see our members outside enjoying the light evenings and the good weather and having an amazing time after the last few months of Lockdown.
Since their return, the Beavers have taken part in lots of fun games including an Athletics evening with games such as socially distanced hockey, throwing bean bags into a hoop, running, jumping etc. There was even a trip to Jubilee Fields for a Mini Beast Hunt. All the children loved being outside, seeing their friends from a distance and taking part in something different. They have remained very active during these first few weeks which is great for their health and wellbeing and makes Beavers the perfect end to the school day. There was a worry that it would be difficult to keep the children 2 metres apart, especially when they are with the same friends at school all day. However, they have adjusted well to the guidelines and managed to stay within their individual hoops and space as instructed.
The Cubs have taken part in lots of outdoor games on the field outside the Scout Hut, Splat being a firm favourite! Anything that involves them being outside, jumping around and having fun has been a success. Sometimes it is the simplest things that bring the most joy. We have also worked on the Communicator badge learning about Morse Code with our torches and Semaphore with glow sticks. The Cubs learnt that if they communicate well together then they can make things and work together without being too close. Having to explain and instruct to their team members as well as listen to what they were being told are great skills they have learnt and benefitted from. We have also used the natural resources on the field by making tracks with leaves, sticks and stones. It was fun following those with torches on a dark evening.
Scouts have really benefitted from being outside with an action-packed programme this term including a Mini Olympics session, Tree & Plant Identification, Campfire Cooking, fire lighting, a photo treasure hunt, recycling and Pioneering. Scouts also had an amazing visit to a Ski Centre in Aldershot where they took part in dry slope Skiing!! These are all exciting activities that our members enjoy and can still count towards earning their badges.
The benefits of being outside, having fun and learning new and exciting activities have proved invaluable during this uncertain time. The feedback from parents has been brilliant; our members love being outside, meeting new friends and having fun. We will continue to provide a varied and exciting programme to our members in these challenging times.
At the time of writing a second lockdown has just been announced. We are all well equipped to move our sessions to Zoom for the time being. Our members know what to expect and will be excitedly waiting for the time when we can meet again Face to Face. For now, though, we will keep on scouting safely during Lockdown2.


First published in the December 2020 edition of Village Tweet which you can read online - see page 28

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Report: Cub & Beaver Paddlesport Days
08/09/2018 By Chris Evans

Our Paddlesport Team was out in force at the Wey & Arun Canal this summer with two taster days for Cubs and Beavers to have a go on the water in all sorts of exciting watercraft.  (There were a few suspiciously tall Cubs sneaking in too!)

The young people could try:


Canadian Canoes

Stand-up Paddleboards

Sit-on Kayaks

Closed Cockpit Kayaks

The weather was fabulous and a terrific time was had by all.  It was hard work for the team but they are all looking forward to doing it again next year!

If you have an interest in water activities and would like to help young people to join your interest, and have a load of fun along the way then we'd love to hear from you! ddcevents@pandpscouts.org.uk

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Report: Chief Scouts Awards April 2018
06/09/2018 By Chris Evans

The Chief Scouts Award is the highest award in each section of the Scouts; Bronze for Beavers, Silver for Cubs, Gold for Scouts then Platinum and Diamond followed by the Queens Scouts Award in Explorers and Network.


In District we like to recognise the effort put into the CSA’s, The Scouts and older sections are invited to a County Reception so we focus on the two younger sections.

Our CSA day took a new format this time to make it more interactive for the young people and parents. Held at Fittleworth Village Hall; the day was split in half with Beavers in the morning and Cubs in the afternoon, they took part in a range of activities, each one based on one of the Challenge Badges that they earned in order to get their CSA. Activities included fire lighting, target shooting with Nerf guns, biscuit decorating, building spaghetti towers (dried not tinned) and X.

The young people were then presented with their CSA certificates by Glyn Pullen, District Commissioner before rounding off the session with sandwiches and cake!

Our heartiest congratulations go to all of the recipients

And we wish them all the very best of luck in the next stage of Scouting

The District would like to thank the Scout Active Support for tea and cakes.


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Petworth & Pulborough Scout District
West Sussex County Scouts, Lodge Hill, London Road, Watersfield, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LZ

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