8th Wimbledon Scout Group
 
WELCOME to the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts)
 
 
Adult Volunteers - Join Us Now
Help us provide Scouting!
 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCOUT GROUP AND HOW IT OPERATES
Governance and who's who?
 
 
BEAVERS
Boys and girls aged 6 to 8
 
 
CUBS
Boys and girls aged 8 to 10½
 
 
SCOUTS
Young people aged 10½ to 14
 
 
PARENT PORTAL, OSM AND MEMBERSHIP SUBS
Keep informed as a parent and pay subs online
 
 
LATEST COVID-19 NEWS FROM THE GROUP
Policy Statements and Updates on Covid-19 and how it affects the Scout Group
 
 

 
 
Group history
Founded August 19th, 1909 - one of the oldest Scout Groups in the world
 
 
95th Anniversary Messages of Congratulations to the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group
From the Queen, the Prime Minister, the Chief Scout and the Mayor of Merton
 
 
8th Wimbledon - Press
Reports in the newspapers
 
 

CUBS

Cubs in tents

Cubs logo

 

Who are the Cubs?


What do Cubs do?

Cubs are young people aged 8-10½ yrs who learn about their friends, the world around them, and how they  through games, a series of activities, badges and awards designed to help them grow and develop as amazing young people.


They meet every week in a Cub Pack, run by an adult team of volunteers, one of which is the Cub Scout Leader. At the moment we have an Acting Cub Scout Leader.

John Kendall, Acting Cub Scout Leader (CSL). 

Email cubs@8thwimbledon.org (Please note that Andrew Ellam, Assistant Cub Scout Leader (ACSL) is the recipient of these emails.)


Our Cub Pack meets at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Herbert Road, Wimbledon, London on a Thursday during LBM School Term times from 1810-1945 hrs.


You can find out what The Scout Association has to say about 
Cub Scouts right here, but make sure that you come back to us to find out all about what we do at the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group.

There are loads of amazing Cub Awards that Cubs love to take part in. Find out details of them here - then come back to us.


There are also some fantastic Cubs Activity Badges. Check them out then come back to us.



What do they wear?


And we bet that you're wondering what Cubs wear at Pack Meetings and on outings? Well have a look here to see Scout Headquarters' handy guide to Cubs uniform and badge placement.  Make sure that you come back to us again to find out where you can get the Cub uniform and what we say you need to get to be part of the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group.


You can buy uniform: 

  • In person at: Wimbledon and Wandle District Scout Store. When you buy from the District Scout Store, our Scout Group gets to keep a share of the profit.
  • Or in person at: Fields Scouting Supplies, 32 Tolworth Rise South, Tolworth KT5 9NN. Tel: 020 8335 5450 (ring for opening times).
  • Or online at National Scout Shops Store. They often have discount codes available. 

The only parts of Cub uniform that you need are: Cub Scouts uniform Sweatshirt + Scouts Activity Trousers Kids or Girls or Kids Unisex Shorts + Lemon Yellow Youth Plain Scarf/Necker + Kids Plastic Woggle (The Cub Scout Leader will tell you a specific colour Woggle to buy - this may be swapped by the Cub Scout Leader during your child's stay in Cubs for a different colour if they ever change Six.)


Where do I go from here?


If you are thinking of encouraging your child to join our Cub Pack then please follow this link to add your child's name to our Waiting List.

Add your child's details to our Waiting List here!

Sometimes we have a long Waiting list for entry into different Sections and sometimes there is space available straight away. Either way, we will contact you in due course to let you know progress and availability. Please bear with us, as we are all volunteers...

... which brings us on to the next topic...


All of the adults who help in Scouting, either on the coal face as Leaders and Helpers, or behind the scenes on committees or helping with fund raising and administration are all 100% volunteers. They are all just like you. Some of them have been parents of children in the Group or have benefited from Scouting in their own life; some have volunttered because they have a skill they would like to share. There are many reasons why people volunteer to Scouting but it is guaranteed that they will benefit from the experience.

Have a look at what The Scout Association says about Volunteering as an adult and then come back to us...

If you would like to find out about the opportunities we currently have in the 8th Wimbledon then please take a look at our ADULT VOLUNTEERS page.




The Parent Portal of Online Scout Manager, OSM

We use this amazing facility to keep track of our Members and their progress through Scouting, their badges gained and also for so many other reasons - and you as a parent/guardian of a child in the Group get to see their records and update us on any changes to things like contact details or next of kin etc. OSM and the Parent Portal are fully GDPR compliant. Follow this link to find out more.

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