Cub Summer Programme 2017

PACK PROGRAMME – Summer 2017 Programme

Welcome back, hope you all had a good Easter and the Easter Bunny Came,  Please find below the Summer  Term Programme. Our aim this term is to work towards Our Outdoors Challenge badge and the fact  we will have Family Camp and District Camp in this term those attending will be well on their way to earning this badge,  we have also factored in some of the work into our normal pack nights. During this term we will also be earning the Chef Badge with  “Cub Come Dine with me !” , Local  Knowledge  Activity Badge and the Finishing of the Photography Activity Badge.

As we all know we still like some more Uniformed leaders so if you know of anyone who is over 18 and are interested in helping out we would love to talk to them.

Also don’t forget we have moved our Pack Nights to a Monday 19:15 – 20:30


Summer Term Programme

Sunday 23rd April

St Georges Day Parade 15:00 – 16:00

Meet at the Town Hall for 14:30

Monday 24th April 

Our Outdoors – 1.5 Shelter Building – 1.7 Country Code – 1.9 – Camp Basic 1st Aid

Friday 28th – 30th April

Family Camp

Monday 1st May

Bank Holiday – NO CUBS

Monday 8th May

Our Outdoors – Camp Gadgets  1.6

Monday 15th May

Local Knowledge (Activity Badge)

Meet in town TBC

Monday 22nd May

Cub Come dine with me 1 (Planning)

Monday 29th

May Bank Holiday – no Cubs

Monday 5th June

Cub Come dine with me part 2 (Cooking)

Sunday 11th June

Cub Adventure Day

Monday 12th June

World Faith Visit (Venue TBC)

Monday 19th June

Orienteering Venue TBC

Sunday 25th June

Darlington Jamboree

Monday 26th June

Outdoor Games

Monday 3rd July

Hike – Route TBC

Friday 7th July – 9th July

District Camp – Details TBC

 Monday 10th July

No Cubs Recovering from District Camp

Monday 17th July

Water Night (Last Night of term)


Programme Support

With the Cubs Leadership Team being reduced in size its ever more important that we have your support as parents. If you can look at the above plan and offer your support to any of the dates by attending on the night then please let me or John know.
I would like at least 4 adults in attendance on each of the nights.
We welcome any parents who would like to assist on any evening, especially trips or hikes and nights away. If you would like to assist on an evening please either speak to me or email at .
In the coming year we are aware that some leaders will be moving on, so as a Group we are looking for new leaders to take over.

Pack Administration

Visit Protocol

All visit forms for this term are on the Groups Website. Please return with payment, we now accept parentpay preferably as one payment for all activities by the date on the Permission form.

Leaders who have organised pack visits have been spending an excessive amount of time outside of meetings in their administration through non return or loss of forms prior to the event. In future a designated cut-off date will be given and any late forms will not be accepted. We will not accept forms at the visit site.

Collecting Cubs after Pack Meetings

At the end of the meeting all Cubs must be collected from the Church Hall. Could parents please come into the hall foyer to do this. The car park is very busy at this time, Cubs leaving, Scouts arriving and other people arriving for regular church activities. Due to this Cubs will not be permitted to leave without an adult.

Pack Meeting times

Parents please note that the normal pack meeting times are 19:15 – 2030 hrs. Outside these times leaders are not responsible for your children. The hall is used by Beavers prior to Cubs, so can all Cubs and Parents please wait till the Beavers have left the hall. Please confirm with a Leader before leaving your child. Any amendment to these times will be promulgated.
Contact and medical information

It is very important that we maintain an up to date list of parents contact details and other medical and dietary information on the cubs. If any of your or the cubs details change can you please let me or another leader know; either in person on a Pack night or by email.


A reminder that Subs for the new term are now due. The subs are £30 per cub in addition to this we have also included the costs of the Cub activities that have been planned for this coming term on ParentPay, we would appreciate if you pay for the subs and activities your cub will be taking part in as one payment using ParentPay. By paying as one sum we don’t incur multiple transaction costs.

If you have any questions about ParentPay then please contact our Group Treasurer – Craig Alderson via email

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer would you please consider completing a gift aid form so the group can reclaim funds from the Revenue and Customs against the fees. If you have not completed a gift aid form please see or email me or see the Group treasurer, Craig Alderson.

Cub Spring Camp

12th Darlington Cub Spring Camp

Venue: Thornthwaite Activity Centre and Campsite Dacre Pasture Lane Darley Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 4AQ

Date:     17/03/17 to 19/03/17


Drop off : 18:00 – 18:30 17th of March

Pickup:  13:30 19th of March

The Camp

Please arrive at camp between 18:00 – 18:30 if you arrive any earlier there wont be anyone there as the Buildings will be locked.


Last minute changes – Please let us know of any last minute health changes in the family eg. upset stomachs etc, however trivial, it could help us a great deal. If you have any regular or specific medicines remember to supply them and a permission to administer letter.

No need for money as no shops nearby, and NO KNIFES  on camp please, download the kit list below.

The Cubs will need a meal before arriving as we will only be providing a light supper on Friday Night.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you

12th Cub Leadership Team



Parent/ Guardian Questionnaire

We are looking for parental/ adult support so would be interested in the skills/ interests you have, so please can you complete the questionnaire below.


Parent/ guardian questionnaire

Which group (s) is your child in?


What are your hobbies/ skills/ interests relevant to scouting, e.g.; climbing, cooking, crafts, etc. Please list in box below.

Would you be interested to be part of a rota to help at Elmridge? Probably every 4- 6 weeks.


Do you have any suggestions for the group for activities in the future?

Thank you for your time in completing this Parent/ Guardian Questionnaire