January 2012 Activities/Badges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Ford   

10th January 2012


Dear Parents/ Guardians,


Welcome back after our short Christmas/New Year break. Thank you for your gifts and cards, they were very much appreciated.

We lost two of our more senior Cubs to Scouts at the end of last term and welcome some new faces this term.

This term we will be working on four badges. They are the Communication, Local Knowledge, Navigator and Road Safety badges. At least one of the activities planned will include going outdoors, so coats will be required. I‘ll remind you nearer the time.

Before I list the weekly activities, I would just like to remind and make you aware of a couple of things.

Firstly, I do operate a Behaviour Policy, and if a child is too disruptive during the Tuesday night session, they will be issued with a warning on the first occasion and will be asked to leave Cubs if their behaviour doesn’t improve over the following weeks.

Secondly, for those of you who are unaware, I do have a full time job, and on occasions I may be required to attend meeting out of the area, which could mean that I may not be back in time to run the Cubs session, and as I am the only uniformed leader of this Pack, I may have to cancel the session.      

Thirdly, we are trying to re-establish Church Parade’s. Whilst the dates are still to be arranged, we are hoping to have them bi-monthly or quarterly, so we are not expecting Cubs to go to church each Sunday.  Whilst I appreciate that there are likely to be other things that your son/charge will get up to on a Sunday morning, as mentioned, Church Parade’s are not held that often, so every effort should be made to bring them to the service. Cubs is not just about turning up on a Tuesday evening for an hour and a half session, it also brings additional responsibilities for Cub and their parents. The Church Parade is an opportunity for the Cub to show off the badges they have gained and show off the fact that they are a Cub. So please make every effort to bring your son/charge to the Parade Services. I will be writing again soon with confirmation of dates. 

Finally, I am trying to set up a system where the majority of communications are either made via an e-mail or an entry on our own Cubs website. To ensure all parents are contactable, I need to confirm that I hold your up to date e-mail address. Therefore, could you please complete the attached Annex and return to me next week. Our Cubs website is: www.5thbillericay.co.uk        


Date                                            Activities

10th January 2012                    Welcome/Discuss Program

17th January                             Communication Badge – “It’s good to talk”

24th January                             Communication Badge – “A different way to                                                                    communicate”

31st January                             Communication Badge - “Following instructions”

7th February                           Local Knowledge Badge – “Location, Location”  

14th February                         Half Term

21st February                         Navigator Badge – “Map Reading?”

28th February                         No session due to work commitments

6th March                               Road Safety Badge

13th March                             Timely Gift Creation 

20th March                             Navigator Badge – Outdoor activity – coats req’d.

27th March                             End of Term activity


The above is an indication of what I have planned for each Tuesday session, but they are open for change at short notice.


Happy to discuss any of the above if you any questions.