Dorridge has a thriving cub scout section currently running with three packs: Methodist, Sioux and Blackfoot. These meet on different evenings at different venues in the community from 6.30 to 7.50pm during term times. About half move up to join us from our Beaver sections with others joining from the local villages via our waiting list when they reach the eligible age.
Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½ years old. Easily distinguished by their dark green sweatshirt and Group Scarf, they form the largest Section of Scouting in the UK. Baden-Powell’s originally intended Scouting should be for boys aged 11 to 18. But seeing the fun and adventure older brothers and friends were having as Scouts, younger boys began asking to join too. The physical development and interests of boys differ considerably over and under the age of 11, and Baden-Powell saw training must be designed on quite separate although complementary lines. In 1914 ‘Junior Scouts’ were announced and in 1916, they became ‘Wolf Cubs’. In 1966, as part of a modernisation plan, a number of sweeping changes were introduced and the Section became known as Cub Scouts. New proficiency and training schemes were introduced and the Cub Scout Law and Promise revised.
Our activities have included outdoor cooking, navigation, fitness, cricket, biking, first aid, football, map reading, camp fires, walking, fun days and an annual camp. Most parents get involved, either as part of the parent rota helping support the activity evenings, or on trips, giving a talk or demonstration or coming along to help run a camp.
You may have heard that recently the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to volunteer on a flexible basis in Anglesey with younger scouting sections. To find out more please check out this interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16424198
If you would like to learn more about our cub scouts in Dorridge or would like your child to join email us at dsgwaitinglist [at] gmail [dot] com
Blackfoot Cubs – Dorridge Scout Hut – Thursdays 6.10 – 7.50pm
Methodist Cubs – Methodist Church Hall – Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.50pm
Sioux Cubs – Dorridge Scout Hut – Wednesdays 6.45 – 8.00pm