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Organisation


Organisation

Usually a Cub Scout Pack runs with 18 to 24 Cub Scouts, organised into three or four groups of six Cub Scouts called Sixes. Each Six is named after a colour, and is led by an older Cub Scout called a ‘Sixer’, and assisted by a ‘Second’. The Cub Scout theme is based around Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, with the Cub Scout Leader named ‘Akela’ after the leader of the wolf pack, and the other leaders taking on other character names from the book, such as ‘Baloo’, ‘Bagheera’, ‘Raksha’ and ‘Chil’. The Cub Scout motto is Do Your Best. Once a term the Akela will get together with the sixers at a Pack Council to talk about the Pack’s activities.

Pack Council

The Pack Council is an advisory body, whose members, as representatives of the Cub Scout Pack, pass on the program and activity suggestions of the Pack members. It is also a valuable medium for informal discussion on issues which may be affecting the smooth running of Pack Meetings and the Sixer’s or Second’s leadership of his/her Six. It is an excellent training ground for Sixers and Seconds. Pack Councils enable the Leaders to ascertain and meet the needs of the Cub Scouts. Just as important, it gives the roles of the Sixer and Second a sense of importance and status, resulting in a good team spirit and overall Pack co-operation.

The Pack Council members are:
  • Cub Scout Pack Leaders
  • Sixers
  • Seconds
The Cub Scout Leader (CSL) normally chairs the Pack Council meeting. Should the CSL not be available, another Leader should do so.

Pack Council generally meet once per term usually before a normal Cub night.  Our usual place is either Hungry Jacks or McDonalds.

For more info check out "Packs a Punch"


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