Welcome to 2nd Wideopen Cubs


Welcome to 2nd Wideopen Cub Pack

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Our Cub Pack meets on a Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:15 pm and takes part in a wide and varied series of adventurous activities and training.


The Cub Pack is for young people, aged between 8 and 101/2 years.


There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout - you will get the chance to try lots of different activities like sports, games, challenges, exploring, learn new Scouting skills and develop hobbies. If you do them well, you will get a badge, which you can wear on your Cub uniform.


Being outdoors is important in our Group - Cub Scouts will get to go on trips and days out, to places like wildlife centres, the crazy golf course or out and about in the countryside. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack, sleeping in a tent or even staying in somewhere like an old station or Youth Hostel and doing loads of great outdoor activities.


Typically, our programme of activities will include:

  • Residential Weekends and Camps
  • Wide Games
  • Crate Stacking
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Fire Lighting and Survival Skills
  • Hiking 
  • Visits
  • Pioneering
  • Bird and Wildlife Spotting
  • Grass Sledging
  • Orienteering and Navigating
  • Assault Courses
  • Environmental and Conservation Work
  • Team Building and Problem Solving Activities
  • Sports Activities, Games and Fitness
  • First Aid Training
  • Cooking and Camp Cooking
  • A Range of Activity Badge Courses


Have You Thought About Trying To Get The Scout Mate or Northumberland Challenge Badges?

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    Scout Mate Badge                             Northumberland Scout Challenge Badge    


Did you know you can work towards and gain some very special badges in Cubs which are specific to our County of Northumberland?


In Cubs you can gain your Scout Mate badge by bringing along a friend who is old enough and interested in joining the Cub Pack.


Once they stay (hopefully they will!) and they get Invested as a Cub Scout - you will qualify for the Scout Mate badge - which you can wear on your right sleeve, below your District and Nametape badges.


You will also be working towards the Northumberland Scout Challenge badge over the next year, as part of our Programme - when we will visit some tourist attractions, sample some local foods, sing some local songs,  camp at a number of campsites in Northumberland and do other exciting things like the Lookwide Walk, to help you to gain the badge.


You can download all the details of what you have to do, to complete this special badge, which can be gained by Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers.



Cub Camp - Barrasford May 2014

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In early May 2014, most of the Cubs and a few of the Beavers visited for Barrasford Station in the North Tyne Valley for a weekend of activities and challenges, organised by the Cub Leaders, with help from 3 of the Explorers who were working as Young Leaders.


The weekend allowed the Cubs to work towards their Entertainer, Chef, Nights and Hikes Away badges, as well as the Northumberland Challenge.


Activities included completing a short night hike, taking part in a a day hike around Barrasford and Gunnerton and te surrounding area, taking part in a variety of games, learning new Scouting skills, taking part in a campfire and those present helped in a clean up in the vacinity of the Scout Centre. The weekend was finished off with a number of new Cubs being invested into the Cub Pack and the Scout Movement in front of parents and the rest of the Pack.


Well done everyone who attended.


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Cubs Re-Visit The Site of First Official Scout Camp on the Lookwide Walk

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In March 2014, a number of the Cubs, Leaders and Parents (and a couple of dogs!) re-traced the foot steps taken by Baden Powell and early scouts over a hundred years ago, to undertake the Lookwide Walk and visit the memorial cairn for the camp which was held near Fourstones in Northumberland.


The Cubs had a great time on the day and the weather was not too bad either and they even had time and the energy to extend the walk to include some of the fantastic surrounding countryside surrounding the location.


The Cubs were all sponsored on the Walk and as a result will have raised around £200 towards funds to undertake Cub activities.


Well done everyone who completed the walk - you will soon be receiving your commemorative Lookwide Walk badges and the certificate to say you have made the trek!




Animal Carer and Naturalist Residential Weekend At The Quarry Centre

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Eighteen of our Cubs and Leaders recently took part in a fun packed residential activity weekend staying at Whitley Bay Scouts' Quarry Centre. 


During the weekend, the Cubs worked with staff from the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth and the wardens at both Marden Quarry and St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay, learning about the wildlife that inhabits our varied coastline, with sessions bird watching, pond dipping and rock pooling (finding starfish, shrimp, hermit crabs, scorpion fish and blenny in the many rock pools), as well as seeing the range of creatures at the Blue Reef Aquarium, including a baby seal pup less than a day old (how amazing is that?).


With the fantasic support provided by the experts and leaders during the weekend, all of the Cubs were able to complete the requirements for both the Cub Naturalist and Animal Carer badges, as well as gaining Nights Away badges and achieving the Northumberland Nights Away Challenge 2013 badge.


Due to the brilliant weather and the long sunny days, we were also able to complete a number of the requirements for the Northumberland Scouts Challenge badge - including making sandcastle on Tynemouth Long Sands well into the evening.


Well done Cubs - you were all brilliant, you gained a load of badges and learned lots about nature - with plenty of hands on tasks!


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This Is What Happened When One Cub Tried To Tie Knots


Thanks to Caters News Agency / Daily Mail for the picture!


My Badges App - suitable for Apple and Android

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This handy app allows you to:

  • Keep track of the badges you earn and read about what is required for the badges you are working on
  • Shows Badge Placements to help you know exactly where each badge needs to go on your uniform
  • Helps you to learn and remember your Law and Promise


COST: £1.49






Cub Scout Promise and Law


In Cubs, we try to follow our Promise and the Cub Scout Law - which are:


Cub Scout Promise

I promise that I will do my best

To do my duty to God and to the Queen

To help other people

And to keep the Cub Scout Law



Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best

Think of others before themselves

And do a good turn every day


Really Useful Links To Help You In Cubs

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Below are a number of really useful website links which will help with you to gain activity badges and challenge awards and improve both your Scouting skills and knowledge!


They contain plenty of things you can download, as well as games and challenges linked to badges such as the Global, Outdoors and Fitness Challenges and Water Activities, Astronomer, Naturalist, Global Conservation,Emergency Aid, Map Reader, Navigator and Hiker Activity Badges, to name but a few.

  • Check out the Scout Association's website for details on badge requirements and loads of handy bits of Scouting information - http://www.scouts.org.uk/
  • Find out about global conservation, sustainability and wildlife from the World Wildlife Fund http://www.wwf.org.uk/


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