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5th Frome Cub Scout Pack

East Somerset District Scouts, Somerset

Cubs are young people aged between 8 and 10½, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.


During their time in the Pack, Cubs will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.

There are a range of badges available which Cubs can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing.

Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Structure and organisation

A Pack of Cubs is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

Where are we?
Selwood Academy
Berkley Road
BA11 2EF
Meeting Times
Thursdays - 18:30 to 20:00

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

08/09/2020 By Paul Marsh

Dear Parents,

                     Good news! We have now had our Risk Assessments (or to put it correctly Risk Mitigation Document READ HERE) officially approved by District and we are once again free to meet up again. All Beavers, Cub's and Scout meetings will therefore recommence this coming Thursday 10th September at Tedbury Camp Site (see attached map for directions).


Timings for meetings will be as follows:


  • Beavers       -           5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Cub's           -           6.30pm - 8pm
  • Scouts         -           7pm - 8.30pm


When dropping off Beavers, please travel down the drive and park at the main arena where you will be met by the Beaver leaders. Whilst the parents of new Beavers may wish to take them to introduce themselves (whilst maintaining social distancing), would all others please remain in your cars. Pick up for Beavers will also be from the main arena.    


For Cub's, please drop off at the entrance to the Cub Field (just before the main arena) were a Cub Leader will be stationed to guide your Cub to their group for the evening. Once dropped off, please go down to the main arena to turn around and leave the site. Picking up of Cub's will be from the main arena. If you are a few minutes early, please remain in your car until your cub is brought to the arena by the Cub leaders.


For Scouts, please drop off and pick up at the main arena, again remaining in your car when picking up until your Scout is ready to leave.


Once in their respective section meetings, your child will be briefed on the use of the toilets and other measures they will need to observe. No doubt they will be used to this from school, but we will need to go over these simple rules as they relate to our meetings.


As we will be outdoors at the campsite please ensure your child dresses appropriately, with sturdy footwear or wellingtons and a warm waterproof coat. Full uniform is not required, but please wear neckers.  


Scouts are advised to bring a torch as it will be dark by 8.30pm


To minimise the need for face to face contact with leaders at Tedbury, if you have any queries relating to the restart, please contact them direct by e-mail prior to Thursday at:


Beavers: Emma Blake - emmabeavers5th@gmail.com


Cub's: Richard Webley - richardwebley@blueyonder.co.uk


Scouts: Ray Marsh - ray.jmarsh@btinternet.com


Group Scout Leader - mikeplaskitt@blueyonder.co.uk


If you do though wish to speak to somebody face to face about any concerns you may have about your child's safety, our Group Scout Leader Mike Plaskitt will be available at the main arena car park at the start of every section meeting.  


We look forward to seeing all once again and it will be great to be getting back to Scouting. We will continue to update you as and when there are any changes and particularly when we plan to move back indoors at Selwood School,    






David Hoare

Chairman -  5th Frome Scout Group


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As with all our camps, this virtual camp is jam-packed with things to do!

We have 3 tasks for you to do Sunday afternoon, 2 tasks for Monday, challenges to be completed anytime throughout the camp and a whole bunch of optional additional activities to pick from and have a go at whenever you fancy over the weekend.

With all the tasks and activities, we really want to see what you achieved, so please share your pictures, files and videos of you completing the below with us during the camp. You can either


Please be safe while doing these activities and check what you’re doing with an adult.

Download the list here:

Microsoft Word version: TasksChallengesActivities.docx

PDF version: TasksChallengesActivities.pdf

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5th Frome Virtual Camp - Easter 2020
06/04/2020 By Paul Marsh

Dear Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Parents/Guardians and Family!

We hope you are keeping well during this of big changes in the way we must live. We are all stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we cannot continue our Scouting. With this in mind….
5th Frome are holding a Virtual Camp!
Will we be doing the same sort of activities as a normal camp, just tweaked slightly!
It will include;
- building and sleeping in a shelter/tent (inside or outside),  
- building a campfile (real or model)
- Wide games
- Virtual day trips
- challenges and activities
- Online meetings to bring us all together.
Full information, including programme and activities download the letter here: 5thFromeVirtualCamp.docx
This is open to the whole family to join in!
We hope to you will join us and help keep 5th Frome Scout Group Scouting!
Any questions please get in contact!
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Just because we are stuck indoors, it doesnt mean we have to stop our Cub Scouting! #TheGreatIndoors

In this blog we will keep adding some ideas for you to work on at home, so check back regulally.

You can find additional activity ideas that the Scouting HQ has produced here: scouts.org.uk/thegreatindoors

As you fulfill the badge requirements, keep a record and bring them with you once we are back to our regualr Thursday meetings, and feel free to share what you do along the way on our social media - we'd love to see what you are up to!


 Photographer Activity Badge 

Would be good to do this at round the home and in the garden, if you collect some pictures and print them off using a computer program with some words, this could also go towards an IT badge. collect all that you have done and bring them along when we all get back.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Show that you know how to use and look after a digital camera or smartphone camera.

    Show how to change the mode, change the settings, use the zoom function, and transfer photos to another device.

  2. Take at least five photos of your local area that could be used on a tourist leaflet or website.

  3. Take photos while you’re on a trip, camp or another event.

    Show 10 of your best photos to someone else after the event. You could present them in a scrapbook, on a screen, in a photo book or some other way.

  4. Choose one of these activities to do:

    1. Create two photos of the same thing, one in colour and one in black and white. Compare how the effects change the way the final picture looks.

    2. Make a short film on a subject of your choice.

    3. Using a series of photos, make a short animation sequence.

    4. Edit a photo using a smartphone or editing software. Explain what you have changed and why



Home Help Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Plan, cook and serve a simple one-course meal.

  2. Wash up afterwards. Show how to clean a saucepan or other cooking utensils, cutlery and glasses. You could use a dishwasher for this step, including loading and unloading it.

  3. Help sort out the washing. Load and unload the washing machine.

  4. Iron at least two items. They could be things like pillowcases, t-shirts or trousers.

  5. Sew on a button.

  6. Help to clean and tidy a living room.

  7. Clean at least two items in your home. They could be things like a basin or kitchen cupboard, silverware or brass.

  8. Take sheets, pillow covers and the duvet cover off a bed and help to put clean ones on. Make your own bed for a week.




Naturalist Activity Badge

1. Learn how to identify six different living things from two of these 
garden birds
water birds
minibeasts and insects
wild flowers
pond dwellers
butterflies and moths
That means you should have 12 examples in total. 
2. Over three months, visit the same natural area at least four times. Take a note of the changes in the plants and wildlife that you see. You might visit a garden, hedgerow, canal, river lake or park. Make sure that you have an adult’s permission for the visits.
3. Learn the countryside code and how to follow it.
4. Choose one of these activities to do:
  • Create a piece of art using natural material. You could do a bark or leaf rubbing, dried flower picture or maybe a collage.
  • Use a dye that uses natural ingredients to colour a piece of material.
  • Make a feeding station for birds. Get permission to hang it in a good position.
  • Make a hedgehog, ladybird or bee house.
  • With an adult pick wild edible berries, leaves or fruit. Use them in a recipe.
For number 2, it must be agreed with an adult that a young person can visit a natural area. They must know where a young person is and how long they are going to be.
When picking plants or berries for number 4, it is very important to know that plants and berries in the countryside can be poisonous and you should avoid touching and never eat them


Book Reader Activity Badge

How to earn your badge


  1. Make a list of at least six books you have read or used recently. Books you have read on an e-reader count too.
  2. Name the authors of your books. Tell your leader or other Cubs something about three of your books. At least one book should be fiction and one should be non-fiction.
  3. Show that you know how to care for your books and know the benefits a library can bring to people who enjoy reading.
  4. Show that you can use a dictionary and a thesaurus. 
  5. Write a review of your favourite book and share it with your Sixer, an Explorer Scout Young Leader or your Cub Leader.


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Easter Competition!!
03/03/2020 By Paul Marsh
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5th Frome Cub Scout Pack
Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF
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