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We meet on Wednesdays in term time, 6.30-8pm at our Group Headquarters.

The Cub Pack is for children from 8 to 10 and a half years.


Enquiries about joining Douthwaite Cubs are handled by St Albans District Scouts (external link)

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The Pack has weekly meetings, which we try to make as varied as possible over the course of the term. We can be indoors at the hut, outdoors in The Wick, or out and about on a visit.

Our aim is that the children learn teamwork and skills as well as having a great time in a safe environment. We are currently about 30 children. The Pack is divided into sixes (maximum six children) with a sixer (older cub) in charge. This provides opportunities for the children to do things in small teams with cooperation.

We support the children in gaining badges, particularly the challenge badges that enable them to achieve the Chief Scout’s Silver Award, which is the highest award you can achieve in cubs.

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Here are some examples of our activities:

  • fire lighting and outdoor cooking
  • making cardboard ovens
  • pioneering
  • hikes
  • games nights (indoors and out), some of which are lead by the older cubs
  • scavenger hunts
  • visits to the fire station, Metrobank, St Albans Signal Box
  • external activities like Laser Quasar, sledging at the Snow Centre, bowling
  • junk modelling and seasonal crafts
  • skills sessions, eg first aid, sewing, ironing, making tea
  • code cracking

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The Pack holds at least one weekend camp per year (Friday night to Sunday afternoon), using the Group's extensive equipment.

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We also regularly attend events organized by District and County Cubs, such as:

  • District Swimming Gala
  • District Football League and 6-a-side tournament • District Archery Competition
  • County Night Hike
  • County Bushcraft Day