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Cubs (8-10½)

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

2012 was the 50th Anniversary of the 127th Oldham Scout Group at Moorside. Our Scout group is the largest in Oldham.

The children moving up from Beavers, soon get the opportunity to try one of the real scouting activities - camping!! Camps are planned every year, all under canvas plus one indoor camp, held out of season in October. In previous years as part of a District trip, the troop have also camped abroad in France for a week.

One of the areas on which the leaders try to get the cubs to focus, is to learn how to earn and keep the trust of others. This is largely done through the games they play.

The nature of the badges and the what the cubs have to do to qualify for each of them have recently been completely changed and they're now called 'Activity' and 'Challenge' badges. There are now fewer badges than previously, but because the competencies needed to qualify for the new badges are more challenging - and therefore take a little longer to learn - it's more of an achievement when a cub attains the necessary standard and is awarded one of the new badges.

Cubs meet in St. Thomas' Church Hall each Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

For further details contact Kathy Temple-Heald on 01706 663 817 or email:

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