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1st Devonport Scouts

Group Leader: Cliff Brown 021 519 200

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Welcome to the 1st Devonport Cub Pack!

The Devonport Cub Pack is run by a team of warranted leaders who have undergone training with Scouting NZ, with the assistance of Programme Activity Leaders and parent help. We run an active and diverse program and do bike trips, mini-hikes, local history walks, visits to Fire Stations and Rescue Helicopters; campcraft, cooking, orienteering and compass work, knots, pitching and striking tents; creative pursuits, lots and lots of fun games - as well as emphasising the fundamentals of Cub Scouting. The Cub Scout motto is 'Do Your Best!' The values of scouting are expressed in the Scout Law, which is:

Have Respect
Do the Right Thing

and Be Positive

Cubs is for boys and girls from Yr3 through to Yr6 and children of this age love rules and rituals so we start our meetings formally with a Grand Howl and a Flag Break. The Cubs are required to wear the scout uniform and at investiture are given a Scarf and Woggle to show that they belong to the 1st Devonport Pack. New Cubs need to get a Cub Shirt and the Cub Award Scheme Book and we carry stocks of these at the Scout Den.

We place a lot of emphasis on the Cubs acquiring skills through the completion of Personal Interest badges. all of which enhance a sense of respect and self-discipline and enhance their self-esteem. We participate in the annual Devonport Santa Parade and take part in the Devonport ANZAC Day Service and do several community service activities throughout the year including our annual Litter Clean-up at North Shore Utd soccer club.

We also take the Cubs to stay at our Bach on Rangitoto Island and run a Summer Camp under canvas each year, which is a highlight for many of our experienced Cub Scouts.

We have two Cub Packs - the Victoria Pack meets on Mondays and the Flagstaff Pack meets on Wednesdays throughout the school term. See this article in The Aucklander for a great story about a cub who joined our pack.

Fees are $100 per term with a $30 joining fee to defray initial administration costs, and are payable at the start of term. New cubs have three visits to find out all about it before investiture, so come along and try it out and see if you like it! Scouting is a three-way relationship between the parents, the leaders and the child and all parents are required to make a contribution to the group, whether it is attending meetings as a parent help, sewing the scarves, joining the committee, helping with fundraising etc and your role in the group is one of the things we discuss when we meet. Scouting is a voluntary organisation so please indicate on the enrolment form in which ways you may be able to help out.

Cubs on a hike along the Green Route from Devonport to Takapuna

ANZAC Day Parade
Clearing rubbish from Rangitoto Island
Learning Knots
Outdoor Cooking
Cubs exploring...




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