The Cub Scout Section « 29th Dublin Blackrock Scouts
The Cub Scout Section
At the moment this section caters for children from 9 to 11 years of age or who are in 3rd to 5th class. We meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm. During our weekly meetings we play games and we do a variety of different Scouting activities. Apart from our weekly meetings we also do lots of different activities at the weekends.
Cub Scouts range from 9 to 11 years of age. The Cub Scout Adventure is full of fun and exploration. We are all about finding out about new things and new ways of having fun. We learn to become more responsible because we want to do more things like go on longer camps and lead activities. Cub Scouts are organised into small groups called six and gues what, there are 6 Cub Scouts in them! The Sixes are collected together in what we call a Pack. The Six has one of the Cub Scouts as their leader and that person is called the Sixer. The Sixers meet and talk about things that the Cub Scouts would like to do and this meeting is called a Sixer Council.
Cub Scouts are given more responsibility and more say in the running of the programme and as a result can do more. Responsibility is the key to helping the Cub Scout grow as it teaches them to look after themselves and to look out for others. They spend more time working in small groups and making decisions as a team. Each Six has a leader (Sixer) and assistant leader (Seconder). Every Cub Scout should have a job to do in the Six and they should be given more responsible jobs as they progress. The Sixer’s Council should meet periodically to chat about bigger issues or topics and to guide the direction of programme. Scouters should ensure that each Cub Scout is given the chance to take on additional responsibility as they develop and the chance to act as the leader of a small group on a regular basis.
Getting out into Nature is what Cub Scouting is all about. There is so much to explore in nature and the Cub Scout Programme will help the Cub Scout what to look out for. You can see Cub Scouts inaction on Jamóige – which is a Giant camp for Cub scouts and normally has over 2000 Cub Scouts camping together. National Cub Scouting days as well as Pack Holidays also are typical activities for a Cub Scout to go on.
Cub Scouts's News
November 29th, 2011
Please remember that these are only provisional dates and are subject to change at any stage. If you have a query on any of the please contact your Section Leader.
Equipment lists can be found on this site as well for those overnignhts and longer camps.
October 25th, 2011
Thanks to all the Sixer who took part in the programme planning for the year ahead. Please see below image of the board as we agree.
October 12th, 2011
Don’t forget this is a weekend list so you will have to reduce some things as this weekened it is only an overnight.
September 24th, 2011
Just thought I would put an image of the necker on the site in case anyone wanted it.
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September 20th, 2011
I promised the Sixers last night I would post this image to help them prepare for next weeks so here it is.
September 13th, 2011
All sections that have not already started are starting back this week. We hope to see you all on your respective night. In case you have forgotten the times for your section please check the table below.
| Beavers || Thursday 6.30 -7.45 pm |
| Cubs || Monday & Wednesday 7- 8.30 pm |
| Scouts || Tuesday 7.30 – 9.30 pm |
| Ventures || Thursday 8-10 pm |
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August 31st, 2011
A new Scouting year is upon us once again! We will be holding a registration evening and AGM on Monday 5th September at 7:30pm. If you wish your child(ren) to be involved in Scouting again in Blackrock this year they must be registered on that night. Due to the high numbers on our waiting lists for all sections only those Scouts that are registered on that night will have a chance of a place for this year. At least one parent from each family must attend to ensure a spot this year.
Hope to see you all in attendance Monday 5th of September.
29th Dublin Scout Group
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June 22nd, 2011
Our Beaver Leader Stephen is running an archaeology camp for children, called Dig It Kids, in the Scout Den for 6-12 year olds. It promises to be a fun week for those involved, I know my 2 enjoyed the day activity that was ran over Easter.
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May 6th, 2011
Please post any other links to sites/ebooks that have the scoobiduo projects.