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Badges that can be done outside of Meetings

At Cub Meetings we do lots of activities, games and badge work.  We will usually work on the Challenge badges and badges such as Navigation whilst at meetings, however, there is simply not enough time to do all the badges available.  Here are some of the badges that we encourage Cubs to work on outside of meetings.  Check the Scout website for the requirements for each badge.  We simply ask for evidence that you have done the requirements. Sometimes that might be a signed letter from an instructor or teacher, but it might just be that we ask you to talk about the badge work at Cubs.

Activity Badges

Animal Carer  This is a good one to do if you have a pet, or love animals. The main criteria is too look after a pet or farm animal over a three month period.

Artist   If you like drawing or painting, or have done lots of art at school, this one is for you.

Book Reader   If you have read 6 books, you can get this badge with just a little extra work.  Coming in to discuss your favourite books and know how to use a dictionary and how to find books in a library.

Chef   If you like cooking, you’d be able to do this badge. Like the Great British Bakeoff?  Like cakes? Learn how to make them whilst earning a badge at the same time.

Collector   Every cub can get this badge.  Be it Match Attax or Lego figures; if you have a collection of favourite things, you can earn this badge by showing off your things to the other cubs.

Entertainer   If you are part of a school show, or have put on some kind of performance, this badge can be earned by telling us about it.  Even if you just like to sing lots of songs.

Hobbies   What do you like doing outside of cubs or school.  Do you make model planes?  Take photos? Does anyone still collect stamps? Let us the pack know about it and get a badge to show

Home Help   Your parents will love it if you do this badge.  Help out at home with some simple home activities such as ironing or washing up.  Part of the badge work could be to sew on one of the other badges you’ve got.

Physical Recreation   Get this badge by doing sports or games. Decided to try a new sport such as joining a football team? Tell the pack about it.

Sports Enthusiast   This is for sports that you follow or love to watch.  Did you watch the Olympics and decided that you needed to learn all about the decathlon? Learn all the rules, and tell us the best things about it and earn this badge

Staged Activity Badges

These badges have different levels so that you can get the next badge as you get better or learn more.  Good examples of these badges are the musician badge and the swimming badge, if you play an instrument or are learning to swim.

Beavers – Polkemmet Country Park

We’re going to go ahead with our planned visit to Polkemmet tonight.

We’re meeting in the car park near to the play park and Visitors Centre at 6 pm and intend leaving at 7.30 pm.


See you there.





Cub Pack Forum

The Cub pack recently had their first ever Pack Forum as part of the new Teamwork challenge badg2015cu-cs-teae.  Items discussed were suggestions for future outings, favourite TV shows and any other business.  The cubs first chose a chairman, Katie, and then a secretary, Cameron.  Katie lead the meeting whilst Cameron took notes.  The teamwork badge involves lots of team building and games where the cubs learn how to work as a team; communicating, co-operating, roles and encouragement.   As a result of the first pack forum, we agreed that the hall needs more colour and the sixes would like their own corner.  For future outings, the idea of a Blackpool trip was ruled out as being too far away, but the idea of a trip to the Science center sounds good. In the last week, there will be another pack forum with the cubs coming up with what to discuss this week.

Meeting Minutes

7th Whitburn Cubs  Pack Forum 1

15th September 2016

Chair : Katie Clark

Secretary : Sam Laird


  1. Suggestions for future outings
  2. What TV programs you like to watch
  3. Any other business


Suggestions for future outings

  • Blackpool
  • London
  • Trampolines
  • Summer camp (M&Ds)
  • Science center

What TV programs you like to watch

  • Adventure Time
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Masterchef
  • Lego Show
  • Jaws
  • Avatar
  • Paralympics
  • Ghostbusters
  • Supernatural

Any other business

  • Can we play rugby? Discussed – could get hurt
  • Hall to be colourful
  • Sixes corners. (Paul offered to looking into posters that could be put up each week and make the hall more colourful too)
  • Achieving more badges (Paul will be making a sheet for the cubs to suggest what badges they can do themselves as well as what we leaders provide)
  • Extra belts
  • Shuttle running game
  • Dodge ball

Cubs at Group Camp

The Cubs visited Bonaly Scout Centre last week as part of the 7th Whitburn’s Group Camp.  They enjoyed a hike with excellent views of Edinburgh, pedal carts, earth ball, grass sledging, shelter building, camping in excellent weather, a trip to the tuck shop and George’s mince and tatties.  Less enjoyable were the wasps but they didn’t stop anyone from having a great time.















Brucefield 250th Anniversary Service


Thank you very much to everyone who came along to the church service today as part of Brucefield Church’s 250th Anniversary year.

We had lots of comments from the congregation saying how great it was to see us there!


Brucefield Church – 250th Anniversary Service


The church service to celebrate 250 years since the founding of Brucefield Church takes place on Sunday 11 September at 11 am.



Any member able to attend is asked to assemble at the front of the Church (East Main Street) for 10.45 am and we envisage the service being finished around 12 noon.  We ask that full uniform is worn, including necker and dark, school trousers and shoes.


Brucefield Church is the sponsoring organisation for the Scout Group and is very generous in the support it gives the Group.  A strong turnout at this event would be very much appreciated.