Cubs

Ballymoney Cub Scouts meet each Wednesday Evening from 6:45 – 8:15 pm in the Scout Hall on Edward Street.

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Cubs are the second section of the Scouting family (between Beavers and Scouts), and are open to boys and girls aged between 8 and 10 1/2. They are easily recognisable in their green sweatshirt and coloured scarf (or Knecker!). Our group’s colours are red and green with a black border. Cubs is currently the largest section of scouting in the UK with over 137,000 cubs in the UK!

 

Activities

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities and sports in a variety of different settings. There is a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.IMG_0374

Background & history

A ‘Junior Scouts’ movement was established in 1914, and in 1916 they became ‘Wolf Cubs’. In 1966, as part of a modernisation plan, the Section became known as ‘Cub Scouts’. New proficiency and training schemes were introduced and the Cub Scout Law and Promise revised.

Following an update in the early 1990s, the Cub Scout Section has changed again with the introduction of the new 6-25 programme. Girls have been joining in the fun and challenge of Cub Scouting since 1991. With a fresh new image, cartoon mascots and an exciting and balanced programme of activities, the Cub Scout Section is as strong as ever.

For more information, please contact us by filling in our ‘Contact form‘ or sending us an email: akela@ballymoneycubs.co.uk

To join Cubs you will need to fill in a registration form. You can either download and print a paper copy to fill in off-line here, or we have an online version on our ‘Registration‘ page.  Please do not come along to the hall until a space has been confirmed for your child.

Recent News

  • Welcome to Ballymoney Scout Group We are a Scout Group for both girls and boys based in the Co. Antrim market town of Ballymoney. Scouting has a long history in the town and indeed first started in Ballymoney with the formation of the ‘Ballymoney Church Scout Troop’ in 1921 and continued with other groups (1st Ballymoney, 2nd Ballymoney in various guises) ...
  • Health & Fitness February Week 2 The Scouts attended an interesting information evening at a very important local health service. Our good scouting friend Rebecca invited Ballymoney on a joint visit with Ballintoy and Dunseverick Scouts to the Causeway Hospital. First we heard a presentation about the services the hospital provides, followed by a tour of the hospital to see where ...
  • Beavers Celebrate Chinese New Year Tonight Beavers worked on their international activity badge by learning about the Chinese New Year. We told them this was the year of the pig and they found out their zodiac animal signs. They learned how to say hello (nî hâo), recognised the Chinese flag and tasted various Chinese dishes (some attempting to use ...
  • Health & Fitness February Week 1 The Scouts started Health & Fitness February with a visit to Kyoujin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ballymoney. David and Becca put the Scouts through some drills. David demonstrated how to fall and slap the ground to soften the fall. Then David talked about safety about the moves before showing them how to do the rear ...
  • Scouts Winter Camp The scouts had their winter camp on the north coast this year, staying at the Peter Thompson hall, Castlerock. On Friday night they played in the main hall with space hoppers and balls. The Wii was set up in the minor hall where they had Just Dance. After the fun the scouts had a ...
  • Beavers Winter Camp Sixteen Beavers took part in the annual winter camp/sleepover in tents inside the scout hall. For some this was their first time away with their colony!  A massive thank you to the Scout section for teaching the Beavers how to put up tents, make their beds and roll their clothes for the next day. Scouts ...
  • Scouts Get Crafty Over the past few weeks Scouts have been creating log reindeer and woodslice snowmen. They used knife, axe and saw skills to cut the logs, whittle carrot noses, arms, legs and antlers. They also used diy skills to drill out holes to slot the pieces together.  Finally they got creative with paint, baubles, felt and ...
  • Scouts Try Hedgelaying On Sunday, Scouts visited Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood to learn about hedgelaying. After meeting the experts, who briefed them on safety and kitted them out with protective gloves and head gear, it was time to get hands on with a variety of tools.  They worked with loppers, axes, bow saws, extendable saws, garden shears and ...
  • Beavers Visit The Police Thanks to Ash for organising a visit to Coleraine police station. Beavers were shown different uniforms, torches (or lightsabers) and walkie-talkies. A few had a go with the breathalyser (pleased to report no young offenders) and were shown how fingerprints were taken. After a quick question and answer session,  it was off for a visit ...
  • Rememberance Day 100 Years After the end of Great War (WW1) We had a great turn out today from all the young people in all sections. We also had representatives from all the sections for the wreath laying in the morning with the beavers sections having the honour of laying the wreath. It was very impressive to see over 40 scouts aged from 5 & three quarters ...
  • Beavers Halloween Trip to W5 & Monster Manor Beavers visited W5 and Monster Manor for their Halloween outing. Every Beaver braved the Manor admirably where they encountered skeletons, Frankenstein, a beast in a crate and other spooky creations.  They then proceeded to take over all floors of W5, fighting dinosaurs, role playing in GO and constructing all sorts of models, as well as ...