The Leigh Pack, named after our founder “Skipper Leigh” was the 5th Dartford Scout Group’s first Cub Scout pack and was founded in 1953.
We are a lively section who enjoy many adventurous activities and challenges and like being awarded our badges for our efforts.
Our leadership team consits myself, Tracey, Tina, Jacqueline and now Amy, who has taken on the media responsibilities for the section. We also have Earley-Troop Scouts come in to help with games and activities from time to time, which helps when it’s time for Cubs to move on to the Scout section.
Occasionally we take photos of the Cubs at various Scouting events i.e. camp/days out for our website to help promote local Scouting, but if you have any concerns about this please contact us though we are currently sending out Data Protection Act forms.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, or would like to get involved with the Leigh-pack as a parent helper then please contact either Tracey, Tina or myself in person after cubs or on the email addresses below.
John McLaughlin (Akela)
How do I join Cub Scouts?
If you would like to take part in the fun of Cub Scouting at 5th Dartford as a young person then please visit our Join Us page or if you would like to find out about becoming an occasional helper or leader, please visit our Contact Us page.
When should I buy my uniform?
Before buying a uniform, new Cub Scouts should visit us for a few weeks to be sure they like scouting. Once the young person, parents and Cub Scout Leader (Akela) are confident that the young person is enjoying scouting, they will be invited to become a member and invested. The young person will then be required to wear a uniform for the ceremony and thereafter. If the new cub is a linking Beaver, the Beaver uniform should be worn until invested as a Cub.
Where can I buy my uniform?
Your official Cub Scout uniform is the same wherever you buy it, but you may well find it cheaper and more convenient to purchase from the shop at Dartford district Scout House in Broomhill Rd, DA1 3HT, which is usually open on Monday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00.
Alternativly, uniforms can be bought locally from TFS Schoolwear, 45 Spital Street, Dartford, DA1 2DX or John Lewis or online from the scout-and-guide-shop or indeed on ebay, where both new and preowned bargains can be had.
Where do I put my badges?
Don’t forget that your Cheif Scout Bronze Award, Joining In Awards and Staged Activity Awards (Purple Border) can be transferred to your new Cub Scout uniform.
What is the Cub Scout Motto?
What is the Cub Scout Law?
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves.
And do a good turn every day.
What is the Cub Scout Promise?
“I promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God and to the Queen.
To help other people and to keep the Cub Scout Law.”