Welcome to Woking District Cub Scout pages
- Woking Cubs are active
- Woking Cubs are helpful
- Woking Cub Scouts earn badges
- Woking Cub Scouts play games
- Woking Cub Scouts have FUN!
Cub Scouts are boys and girls between 8 and 10½ years old who meet for around an hour and a half on a weekday night. Woking has Cub Packs all over the Borough who get involved in all sorts of different activities including: camping, hiking, science, DIY nights, environmental challenges, Scuba diving, climbing and abseiling, helping people, arts and crafts, music, gang shows and, of course, more traditional things like knots, first aid and campfires!
In addition to this, the District Cub Scout Team organise regular big events where all the Cub Packs come together as a District to have even more fun, take part in competitions or to learn new things.
And in past years we’ve had cooking competitions, Back to Basics skills days, indoor and outdoor games competitions, handcraft competitions, and many other exciting activities.
During their time in the Cub Pack, the Cubs can earn up to seven Challenge badges in addition to their activity badges and ultimately their Chief Scout Silver award, which is the highest badge in the Cub section. The Pack Leaders draw up balanced programmes which offer the Cubs the opportunity to gain the skills to earn the badges. This can include arranging visits and day trips out, or inviting speakers into groups. As this was published, some of our Cubs had just visited the Synagogue in Weybridge, met Prison sniffer dogs, learned about the RNLI, taken part in litter pick on Bisley Common, made fishing rods and went fishing on the River Wey and enjoyed a great visit to Fairoaks Airport!
Most Cub Scout Packs in Woking District are nearly full and have waiting lists. If you would like to register your child, or if you are interested in helping at a Cub Pack then please contact your local group directly, or the Assistant District Commissioner for Cub Scouts in Woking. Scouting is an inclusive organisation and we will do our best to find a suitable place for your child if they have any special needs.
A Eureka moment for Woking Cubs!
Recentl, 54 Cubs from all across Woking District met up at the District Head Quarters for an action packed day, full of Science based fun and games.
There were ten different bases and the themes ranged from learning about building bridges, using pulleys, making Dynamos, using IT and microscopes to discover the world in miniature, the properties of light, acids, alkalis and magnetism. There were also bases where the Cubs built their own water filters and then found out what happens when you mix Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda....... Very Messy!
No Cub science day is complete without the demonstrations, Cubs are never disappointed; there are plenty of whizzes, bangs and explosions, complete disbelief with the floating Gyroscopes and huge Fun with the Air Cannons. The day was summed up very succinctly by one young Cub who simply said "Wow! - this is Awesome!!"
These events are not possible if it wasn't for all our Adult volunteers... should you be interested in becoming a volunteer with the Scout Association, click here
C.H.A.T (Cubs Have Amazing Talent)
About 18 months ago someone foolishly suggested that for the Cubs Centenary it would be a good idea to hold a District gang Show... well it wasn't just a good idea, it was a brilliant one! After having a few moments of panic, the day of our show was here, and seven of Woking Cub Packs came along to Bishop David Brown School for a one-off, full rehearsal before the main show.
VIPs attended with our DC Liz Pocknell accompanied by Sue Moore (a previous ADC for Woking Cubs), along with parents and family members to see the show. Packs were paraded in, led by their Flags and then whisked off to get ready for their acts.
Our show was compered by District Leaders Tracey Gates & Marc Platt, who did a great job helping the acts keep to time. The Cubs put on a variety of acts with everything from a potted history of Scouting round the camp fire to synchronised swimming, Bollywoood dance and Edelweiss, along with 'a day trip to sea' and the John Lewis sketch. There was a great signed version of Cubs meet Ed Sheeran and a very funny 'got to go wee' sketch. During the interval the SASU organised refreshments and a raffle, which raised over £150, our thanks go to them. The second half started with an impromptu Leaders version of YMCA (not bad considering we hadn't rehearsed it).
Synchronised Swimming Deaf-signed Ed Sheeran
In total with ticket sales, we covered our cost and made a small profit for the District Cub funds. The Cubs all did a fantastic job and were awarded their Entertainer badge by their Leaders. On the day, Cubs took home a Cubs 100 pin badge along with a Cubs 100 balloon. We hope to have a DVD available soon as a memento of C.H.A.T for Leaders and Cubs to keep, produced by the sound & lighting team of Freddie, Steve & Graeme who did an excellent job on the day.
Feedback has been received and looks like this might be coming a regular feature on the Woking Cubs District Calendar!
Leaders' YMCA performance!