About Cub Scouts
The Cub Section is for children aged 8 to 10 years, six months and boys are grouped into "Sixes".
The Cubs have a varied programme with pack nights covering everything from road safety to the history of Epping Forest, alongside this the Cubs have a football team in the district league and enter the swimming gala, sports day and district quiz competition each year. The highlight of the Pack calendar is of course the camps, in an average year the Cubs camp under canvas at least twice and have two activity weekends.
The 43rd Epping Forest South Cub Pack is one of the most successful and popular in the Woodford area with a full and packed programme, Cub football team and busy camping season.
Subs for each term is £30.
The group is limited to children who are practising Catholics from local parishes.
A registration form is available in the documents section of the Group website www.43rdefs.co.uk this must be filled in and returned to the address on the form, or printed copies can be obtained from the Parish Office. Receipt of all registrations will be confirmed and names added to the waiting list.
The 43rd is a hugely popular group with a lengthy waiting list, to give your child the best chance possible it is advisable to get them on the waiting list as soon as possible. In this respect the Group is similar to many of the popular primary schools of the area. Most of the children who join Beavers at age 6 stay with the group through the sections, this severely limits the number of places open for the Cubs section at age 8, and the Scout section at age 10.5, as we guarantee all members a place in the next section.
The 43rd is a very popular Group and each Section has a limit on the number of children it can accept, this is due to the number of leaders and physical room / health and safety.