About us

Welcome to Caldecote Cubs.

What’s it all about? = Fun!

We’re all about having fun! At Caldecote, Cambridge Cubs join together with their parents for small or big adventures. Best of all, you can get involved.

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Total adventure for a console generation

Involvement in Cub groups around the country is continuously growing: we’re a total antidote for the Xbox/ Playstation generation. Are you old enough to remember packing your lunch, riding off on your bike and waving goodbye to your parents with them saying: “See you at tea time”? Some of us are, and we realise that the world has changed. That’s one of the reasons we love Cubs: we allow young people to enjoy adventure in a way they wouldn’t otherwise get to.

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We’re loud, and we’re noisy: but that’s not all

Yes when you see us you’ll see that we’re loud and noisy. None of the leaders know about the latest electronic DS or PSP games, but we play plenty of riotous games. Our youngster love them and they are always asking for them. For many, we’re the first place they’ve seen such boisterous team games, and for some Cubs we’re the only place they get to play them.

But we’re not just about noisy games. We’re about learning new skills, respect for others, respect for ourselves; and our young people quickly realise that personal discipline is as important at Cubs as it is in other team environments. Really, under the cover of adventure, Cubs is all about building confidence and developing people.

Developing people

At Caldecote Cubs you’ll find young people being challenged in new ways. There’ll be plenty of ‘firsts’ for someone in Cubs. Perhaps they’ll get their first taste of leadership, perhaps they’ll find themselves working much more closely in a team than they’ve had to before. Maybe they’ll get their first try at abseiling or canoeing. For some at Cubs they will have their first experience of sleeping out with their mates, or lighting a fire, or burning a sausage and eating it. And if you’re a parent who chooses to get involved in the group, you could find yourself with a few ‘firsts’ as well.

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Right here you can find out more about what our group is up to at the moment, and the benefits you might see should you choose to get involved.

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24-2: looking for clues!

Dear Cubs & Parents, This week at Cubs we will be outside looking for Clues …….. Cubs, you will need to be ready for a challenge – but we know you can do it !! Please bring your Cub to the Village Hall at the normal time – 6pm. Collection...

Cubs 27-1

Dear Cubs and Parents, This week at Cubs we will be doing some science based experiments. Don’t want to give anything away – but it’s going to be great fun ! Usual place: Village Hall Usual Time: 6pm to 7.30pm We may need to be outside for part of...

Cubs 20-1

Dear Cubs and Parents, Sorry for the lateness of this email. I have been really busy offsite testing this week and Friday has come around oh so quickly ! At Cubs tonight we will be outside, walking around the village. (We will not be going into Hardwick woods or along...

Prep for Cubs 13-1

Dear Cubs & Parents, In preparation for Cubs this week, please could I ask all Cubs and parents to save and bring along kitchen roll tubes and toilet roll tubes on Friday (the cardboard tubes from the inside). We have a great game planned for Friday, but a bit...

Cubs starts 13 Jan

Dear Cubs and Parents, Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year celebrations! Cubs will start back Friday 13th January. It will be the usual time : 6pm Usual place : Village Hall Best Wishes, Darrin (Akela)

Cubs Christmas party 16-12

Dear Cubs & Parents, Wow ! You guys made the Cambridge Evening News!!!! Looks like everyone had a fantastic time. So sorry I wasn’t able to be there and enjoy the fun. Best wishes, Akela, King Louis, Flunky and Baloo Aka Darrin, David, Chris &...

Cubs Christmas party

Dear Cubs and Parents, Following the conversations that we’ve had with Cubs, please find attached information for the Cubs 100th Party in two weeks time. The Party takes place at Hardwick Primary School and is between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Each Cub will need to...

Cubs 2-12

Dear Cubs & Parents, Wow ! December already ! Where has this year gone ? Cubs tomorrow will be in the village hall – I think we’ll stay inside after last week’s cold (but fun) evening of wide games outside. Usual place : Village Hall Usual time...

Cubs 25-11

Dear Cubs and Parents, Very sorry for having to cancel Cubs last week, but David and I are now feeling a lot better and looking forward to seeing you all this Friday ! The weather forecast looks dry (but cold) for Friday evening, so unless that changes – we will...

Cubs tonight is cancelled

Unfortunately I have to inform you all there won’t be any Cubs tonight. We are three leaders down – two due to illness (one of those is me) and so we can’t run unfortunately. Sorry for the short notice – last night I thought I would be able to...

Remembrance day

Dear Cubs & Parents, This Sunday at 10.45am there will be a service on the village green for Remembrance Day. The Cubs have been asked to place a wreath and be part of this service. I understand some of you may not be available, but if you are, please could I ask...

Cubs 9-11

Dear Cubs & Parents, Hope you all had a great bonfire night last weekend and enjoyed all the fireworks. Please don’t forget to bring your models & stories that forms the last part of the ‘Our Skills’ Challenge award badge – as we will...

Cubs 21-10

Dear Cubs & Parents, Yes there is Cubs tonight. No Cubs next week though – as it’s half term. Tonight at Cubs we are fortunate to have a Karate instructor coming to show us some of his moves. This is part of the Our Skills Challenge badge that the...

Cubs 14-10

Tonight at Cubs it’s all about ‘everybody’. A little cryptic I know – but I’m sure it will be an interesting evening. Please could all Cubs bring an empty toilet roll tube or kitchen roll tube with them. Usual place – Village Hall...

Cubs: tin required

Dear Cubs & Parents, This week at Cubs – it’s all about problem solving ! We are still working towards the ‘Our Skills Challenge’ Award badge – and the problem solving forms part of that. There will be 3 different problem solving...