like to join the
adventure? We are always
looking for more members and especially new adult helpers.
Joining as a Cub
Cubs are aged 8 to 10½ years old and can be
boys or girls. We operate a waiting list as Beaver Scouts
transferring to the pack (and the children of our leaders and
helpers) always take priority. If you would like
to add your name to the list please
complete our enquiry form. The form is sent to
our Group Scout Leader, who manages the waiting list. Please
note that the Cub leaders do not have access to the waiting
list and Cub aged joiners from the waiting list and the colony
are shared between us and Dauxwood pack (Wednesday night).
Opportunities for adults
It's not just kids stuff. We’ve always got
room for extra regular helpers, so if you’d like to take a more
active role in our pack just ask. Your skills and new ideas
could be just what we need and you might find that you enjoy it
too. You don't have to be a Cub parent or wear uniform but you
may like to take advantage of Scout Association training that
will be available to you.
Please note that all adults that are in
contact with the children in our care have to complete a CRB
check. The leaders can tell you more about what this involves or
you can contact our Group Scout Leader via the "Contact us"
We're very sad to be losing our Akela, Karen Brooks, at the end of this
term. At the moment we have not found anybody to take her place and so need to
make preparations so that Cubs can continue in a temporary state until a new
Akela is found. On 10 June we held a meeting for parents so that our Group Scout
Leader, Glyn Pullen, could explain the situation. We have already decided that
we'll introduce a parent rota next term and at the meeting we decided that it
should have names allocated rather than wait for volunteers. One or two parents
offered to help on a regular basis but cannot help every week. The new
volunteering strategy from the Scout Association can cope with this and we
look forward to welcoming them to the team as soon as the GSL sorts out the
paperwork. Of course we'd be very
pleased to hear from anybody else that might like to help out.
Here are some of the roles that we are looking to fill:
- Occasional helper: We welcome additional help at
our pack meetings, particularly those outside when we go to
the woods. From September we will be reintroducing a parent
rota but that will only ask you to help with one week each
term. If you'd like to do more than that then please let us
know. You do not need to have completed a Scouting CRB check.
However, if you think that you might like to help more
regularly, or you would like to help with our camps or
expeditions then you will need to complete a CRB check.
- Helper at camp: We do a lot of camping in order to
deliver our promise of at least one night away a term. We've
always got space for extra adult helpers - either putting up
or taking down tents, helping with activities or assisting
Marian in the kitchen. You don't always have to actually camp
with us but you'll be part of the team. All adults at camp
need to have a CRB check.
- Pack Assistant: We are looking for
keen adults to assist the Cub Scout leaders. We're looking for
people who could come along most weeks as it is only by coming
regularly that you get to know the way we work and feel part
of our leadership team. You don't have to be a Cub Scout parent
to be a helper. You would not be expected to wear uniform or
to undertake training - although both can be available to you.
- Uniformed Leader: We are looking for
keen adults to become Cub Scout leaders. You'd be an energetic
person who gets on well with 8 to 11 year olds (and can cope
with the noise that they make). We're looking for people who
could come along every week and work as part of the leadership
team. Your first uniform would be provided by the group once
you have been interviewed by the District Appointments
Committee. As a warranted leader you make a commitment to
undertake training. You don't have to be a Cub Scout parent to
become a leader.
- Group Exec representative: The Group Executive
Committee exists to look after the hall and the assets of the
group. It is also responsible for group fundraising (although
Painless Fundraising). They like to have a representative
from each section at their meetings which take place monthly,
normally on a Monday evening.
- Subs recorder: As you know, things are always very
busy at the start and end of our meetings and things are worse
at the start of each half term when the reply slips are coming
in. We're looking to lighten the load for the leaders by
getting a helper to come along for the first few weeks each
half term and record the money that has come in. You won't
need to stay for the whole evening, just 20 minutes or so.
- Painless fundraiser: We're very proud of our
Parbrook fundraising that allows us to keep our costs down
without having to keep asking you for money. However, we could
do even more if everybody signed up and used our
Easyfundraising service. We need a helper to promote
Easyfundraising to our parents and their friends. A range of
marketing materials are available from Easyfundraising to
help you and you wouldn't have to come to any pack meetings.
You can find out more information about joining the Scout
Association and see the wide range of roles and
opportunities available by visiting the
Scout HQ website.
Speak to a Parbrook leader or use the
contact the Group Scout Leader if you'd like more
information about volunteering at Parbrook Cubs.
Supporting us in other ways
Giving up time is not the only way you can help us.
Anybody can support Parbrook Cubs by visiting our
Easyfundraising site when you shop online. Register for
gift aid and you'll be helping the group at the same time.
If you run a charity that would also like to sign up to
Easyfundraising then do it from
our link and we'll get a bonus for referring you.