Scouts bring a ‘lunch pack’ to special school

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Hemel Hempstead District Scouts celebrated the opening of a brand new Cub pack this week, when 10 new Cubs attended the launch of 1st Gadebridge Maple pack at The Collett School.

The new section has been launched as part of the nationwide Scout Innovation Project which seeks to provide the opportunities of Scouting to all.

As part of the initiative, sections are being opened within 15 special needs schools across England, linking them with thriving existing local Scout groups.

The Collett School’s Maple Cub pack is the first such group to start in Hertfordshire, and will meet during the school lunchtime to ensure Scouting is made accessible to the pupils.

By being linked to 1st Gadebridge, the new Cubs will be able to take part in a wider range of activities with their parent group, and the children will learn more about the family of Scouting.

During the meeting, the very excited Cubs learned some new games and listened to the story about why they are called Cubs and why the leaders are called by names from The Jungle Book.

They also made a huge banner that they will hang on the wall during Cub meetings, to transform the room from a classroom to a Scout hut.

The new Cubs are already looking forward to next week’s meeting.

Hemel Hempstead Scouts are actively looking for leaders to help with the hever-expanding Scouting provision locally, especially for the new Cub pack at The Collett School and early evening Beaver meetings across town.

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