Beavers graduate to Cub Scouts around the age of 8 years old and the key to being a Cub is excitement and adventure. Cubs meet on a Monday evening from 6:00pm – 7:15pm. Cubs are aged between 8 and 10½ although they may join from 7½ and move up to Scouts between the ages of 10 and 11. The Cub uniform is a dark green sweatshirt with a dark green short-sleeved polo shirt and the HGAS blue Group scarf, known as a necker.
The Cubs Leader and Akela of the Group is Nick Burns with Mark Overton as Assistant Cub Leader. Sectional assistants are Julie Grove and Luke Everton. The Cub pack is divided into Sixes, each headed up by a Sixer and a Seconder: Red, White, Blue and Green.
Cubs enjoy a wide variety of activities, with a focus on fitness, global and beliefs. Pursuits range from indoor activities such as code breaking and camp cooking, to outdoor activities like orienteering, ecology and bushcraft activity visits to Kinver Edge and Highgate Common and hiking around Kinver. Cubs learn to light camp fires, build and launch water rockets and, most exciting of all, get the chance to fly in an aeroplane flown by our Assistant Group Scout Leader Rick Mayall from Air Midwest, based at the airport.
Cubs are awarded Challenge and Activity badges based on their achievements and the ultimate goal is their Chief Scouts Silver Award, which can be worn on their jumpers until they get their Gold award in Scouts. Challenge and Activity badges are awarded throughout the year. The Silver Award is presented at our AGM in June, along with other special awards.
Cubs also take part in our camps, usually at Blackwell Adventure in Bromsgrove although we do occasionally camp at the Scout Camp in Kinver. Cubs usually camp for two nights in tents. They also take part in a sleepover at the Hut just before the break for the summer holidays. There is also a week-long camp arranged in the summer holidays packed with amazing activities at the Boys Brigade Dyffryn Campsite at Barmouth in Wales.