Our best six points competition includes a monthly award
to the six of the month, starting from a zero score at the start of each
month. We also see which Cub has scored the most points and present them
with our special "Cub of the month" woggle.
Lots of points up for grabs this month with our camp at the start,
artists badge and then bag packing all earning points for those who took
part. Well done to Craig, who came along reluctantly to bag packing to do
his duty but as a result completed his Promise challenge and with its +30
points ended up as our Cub of the Month.
Lord Mayor's Show and Remembrance Sunday resulted in a lot of points and
some challenge badges being awarded which helped push up the points. In the
end it was a close thing between the Reds and Yellows but the Reds held on.
The last time they won was January 2013. Well done to our new Yellow Sixer,
Harry, who was Cub of the Month for the first time.
There are lots of ways to earn points.
- +5 when you earn a "joining in" year badge
- +10 if you are there when we call "pack pack pack" at 6.30
- +10 if you get a perfect score in inspection
at the start of our meetings
- +15 when you represent us at an event
- +20 when you earn an activity badge
- +25 when you become a sixer or second
- +30 when you earn a challenge badge or your Silver Award
- Be the winner or the winning team in a game and your six will get
- Be the first six ready when asked and your team will get extra points
More about inspection
We will start most evenings with inspection. Each cub is marked out of
ten points so what will we be looking for?
- You will be assessed to see how smart you look
- Is your scarf folded correctly with at least 3 "chevrons"
- Are your badges are in the
- Are your hands clean?
Of course in addition to giving points we can also take them away. In
particular, if your behaviour is bad enough for you to be sent into the
corner you will lose 10 points.
You can see the latest points totals on the left of this page. Each
month we will make an award to the best six and this will be displayed on
the Cubs notice board and also on this page.
Although all the points are added up to see which is the best six we
also record the score against individuals. Our Cub of the month
gets to wear our special woggle for a month.
Why did we introduce a points competition?
We want to try and make the sixes work better as a team and so the
points competition will give them a reason to pull together. We hope that it
will also help improve behaviour as those who are behaving badly should be
stopped by other members of the six to prevent them losing points. Other
groups operate similar systems successfully.