Scout Group opened their second Cub Pack for the very first time- and what a fantastic opening it
The Leaders worked incredibly hard by joining together both Cub Packs for the evening, setting them
the challenge of working as a team to create an enormous wooden bridge out of pioneering poles.
There wasn’t a single gloomy face as each of the Cubs got stuck in, eager to learn knots and lashings
from their talented leaders! When we asked Leo Armstrong, 9 how he felt opening a second Cub
Pack would benefit the community, he excitedly told us “I think it makes the community better
because if there are two packs, we can do two things at once!” Fin Morely, 9 also told us “it’s good
because there’s more options so you can chose different nights to go Cubs if you can’t make it one
During the evening we were joined by special guests such as the Head Teacher of Woolden Hill
Primary School, who expressed his delight in the opening of a second Cub Pack: “It’s lovely for the
children that they’ve got a choice of different activities, a lot of these children wouldn’t necessarily
want to do football clubs and various things like that so I think it’s just a great opportunity for them
to do something different.” We also had the privilege of welcoming Martin Broomhead, Chairman of
the Parish Council, who told us how the council intended to support the Scout Group: “We actually own the building that the Scout Group uses, and we have obtained quite a large grant from the local
housing developer that we’re going to use to upgrade it.”
Just to make the opening of the second Cub Pack even more special, two of the 40th Leicester’s
Leaders received their Woodbadge, having completed their full adult training! Cub Leader Greg
Garner said “I feel very honoured to be honest; it takes a lot of hard work so it’s good to receive it in
front of the Cubs.” Beaver Leader Angela Cohen told us how she felt to receive her Woodbadge in
front of her Beaver Colony “it feels lovely to do it in front of all of them… I just feel like I’m giving
something back to the community!”
A wonderful evening was enjoyed all round by Leaders, Young People and Parents alike; we wish the
new Cub Pack and all the best for the future!
See the photos below.