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County Cub Challenge Days – Sept 2024

Updated 26 June 2024

Are your Cubs ready for our Cub Challenge Days in Autumn 2024?    Read on for more details.


Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2024 

Times: 9 am to 4:30 pm both days

Cubs can attend either Saturday or Sunday. 

Where: Copley Scout Camp Site,  St Ives 


  • The event is only for Cubs aged 9 yrs and above at the date of the event.
  • The aim of this event is to give older Cubs a taste of the types of activities they can expect as they move forward into Scouts, but the age restriction also allows more groups to participate in this event which gets booked up very quickly.  
  • Spaces are limited to ensure the activities work for the numbers on site – unfortunately this means we are unable to accommodate any young people except for the Cubs and Young Leaders in your Pack.

The activities are expected to include:

  • Climbing wall
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Aerial runway
  • Task Master
  • Pioneering
  • Cannon run
  • Caving
  • Fire lighting
  • Camp fire cooking

How much:  £20 per Cub (no charge for leaders))

  • Please do not book more places than you need – we will not be able to offer refunds unless the space you have booked can be given to another Cub.  
  • Full payment is due within 3 working days of booking.
  • A booking will NOT be finalised until full payment has been made.
  • 150 Cub spaces available on each of the two days

 Frequently Asked Questions 

What's the adult to Cubs ratio?

A. The required ratio of adults of 1:8 plus 1 must attend.

How and by whom are payments to be made?

A. All monies due from parents are to be paid into the appropriate Group/Section/Unit etc bank account.  Full payment for all tickets booked is to be made from the bank account of the Group/Section/Unit that the leader making the booking is a team member of.  Payments should not be made direct to County by parents.

What does the cost of £20 include?

  • Each Cub Scout space is £20.
  • This includes an event badge and drink refills (there will also be drinks available for adults and young leaders)
  • All attendees will need to bring snacks and lunch.

What's the policy regarding photos, videoing etc. ?

  • Organisers will be taking photographs, video and sound recordings for appropriate scouting use (current and future), no names will be used.
  • Adults attending with each Pack must know if this means the faces of any Cubs attending are not to be photographed / videoed by the organisers, and make this known when such images are being taken.
  • We have no control over photographs taken by others.

What parental permissions are needed?


  • It is the responsibility of each Cub Section Team Leader to ensure parents have given permission for their Cubs to participate in all the activities.
  • A list of all activities will be sent following booking and payment being received.
  • If there are any activities where specific permissions are required, this will be made clear.
  • Team Leaders/Team members will be asked to confirm that they have all necessary parental permissions at registration on the day of attendance.


  • It is the responsibility of each Cub Scout Team Leader to ensure they have obtained any relevant medical information from their parents.
  • You will be sent a registration form on which you will need to list all Cubs attending by name and provide emergency contact details and any medical issues pertaining to each Cub. THIS MUST BE HANDED IN AT REGISTRATION – it is not sufficient for Leaders to have it on their phones on OSM!
  • There is a designated first aider on site throughout the event who needs to have access to information in case of emergency.

Do we need to bring food and drink?

  • Drink refills will be available for adults and young leaders
  • All attendees will need to bring snacks and lunch.

Do all Team Leaders/Team members attending need to have up to date Safeguarding and Safety training?

A. Yes. Compass records need to show that every Team Leader/Team member attending is compliant with safety and safeguarding at the event date.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls