THE PACK ARE NOW USING THE ONLINE SCOUT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OSM WHICH WILL HELP MAKE ADMIN SIMPLER AND ALSO ALLOW PARENTS TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON. THE AIM IS TO HAVE THE WHOLE GROUP USING IT.
4th Brightlingsea Spartan Cub Pack is a thriving pack with at present 30 boys and girls aged between 8 and 11 years old. To supervise the nightly and occasional weekend activities there are six adult leaders and one young leader. These leaders and Cub Scouts in general take their names from characters in the Jungle Book.
Over the course of a year the cubs undertake a variety of activity, challenge and staged badges such as home help, athlete, hobbies, sports enthusiast, artist, collectors, home / personal / road safety, campers, adventurer, artist, cyclist, naturalist, outdoor and fitness challenge badges. When the weather is warm and dry you will find us outside on bike hikes, tracking around the town, on the boating lake, at Valley Farm Swimming pool, cooking sausages at Thorrington on a fire we built, building and launching water rockets, playing games on the field or visiting the fire / police station, the RNLI, Brightlingsea museum and All Saints Church. During the darker colder months we play games indoors, make towers out of newspaper, Christmas cards, mothers day gifts, silly hats and masks, have Halloween and Christmas parties, have a "Cubs got talent night", tracking, have visits from people, shoot our air rifles and undertaking badges. We also have two sleep overs, in October / November and March usually with some sort of theme and then the highlight of the year has to be the Cub Camp at the end of June where we camp out in tents for a whole weekend, playing in the woods, going down the water slide, sitting round a roaring fire, abseiling and climbing, doing archery, going on the rope swing, playing man hunt and building shelters.
In all our activities we try and learn scouting values and keep the cub scout law -
" A cub scout always does their best, thinks of others before themselves
and does a good turn every day".
“AKELA” - Ian Wilkinson