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Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts

15 Feb 2016
cubs event

Here at Northfields we are very passionate about the areas we work in and feel very much a part of the communities. This is why we are the proud sponsor of our local Cubs and Beaver group, the 28th Hammersmith close to our Askew Road office. The group have organised a joint Winter Pack Holiday with the 21st Hammersmith Cubs from the 19th – 21st February 2016 at the Pacaar Scout Activity Centre.

As we celebrate 30 years of Northfields, the Cub Scouts are celebrating their centenary. The Cub Scouts were founded by Robert Baden Powell in 1916 and are part of the wider Scout Association which offers 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences and the chance to help others so that they make a positive impact in communities. It is widely acknowledged to be the largest mixed youth organisation/volunteering movement in the UK.

The 28th Hammersmith are based a St Stephens Social Club on Gayford Road in Shepherd’s Bush .  The group consists of a Beaver Colony and a Cub Pack, together totalling around 35 children.  The Beavers are aged 6 – 8 years and the Cub Scouts are aged 8 – 10.5 years.  Each section runs exciting age appropriate activities with the aim of helping the cubs and beavers develop skills including teamwork, leadership, initiative, creativity, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.

The group meets every Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and run a full programme of activities.  There are also two cub camps each year (the next camp is in June 2016) as well as a number of weekend activities including West London District competitions and events with other groups.  There is plenty to do!

If you are interested to find out more, please contact either Mark Durrant (07824 393370) or Neil Docherty (07841 408238) at the 28th Hammersmith Cubs & Beavers, or e-mail them at [email protected].