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Cub Investiture

December 3rd, 2012

Normally during the Cub meeting. Parents/Guardians, brothers and sisters, Grandparents along with friends and family members are very welcome to attend. Do remember your camera.
Scouting is a uniformed organisation. The new Cub Scout should attend the investiture in uniform with the exception of a necker, woggle and badges. Beavers should be in full beaver uniform and hand their cub jumper to Akela at the beginning of the meet. The cub uniform is as follows:
Dark green long sleeved sweatshirt in the approved style incorporating the scout association’s logo on right sleeve. Group necker and woggle.
Official long blue activity trousers and dark footwear is preferred
The official Cub uniform sweatshirt may be obtained from Rawcliffes 17, Colliergate, York or from the Internet scout shops, or
The group necker (not available from the shop) along with badges, handbook and woggle are supplied by the scout group. An investiture fee of £18 is charged to cover the cost of these .
With certain exceptions. Cub scout badges are provided without further charge. The badges
presented at the investiture should be positioned as shown. These will include: Membership Badge, Group nametape, District and County badges.
The Cub Scout promise
The Cub Scout promise – To be recited during the ceremony.
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And keep the Cub Scout Law


You can download the Cub badge positions HERE

Meteorologist Badge – Scouts

October 10th, 2009


In order to gain the Meteorologist Badge you must be able to complete the following tasks.

Task 1

Be able to explain and demonstrate how the following are measured:

Task 2

Keep a record of these weather conditions for at least two weeks:

Task 3

Understand at least three different ways in which clouds are formed.

Task 4

Know the typical weather produced in your own area by ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter, noting the effects of land and sea. Understand the weather associated with a change of air mass at a ‘front’.

Task 5

Know how synoptic weather maps are produced, and be able to understand a simple map with fronts and isobars similar to those shown on television and printed in some newspapers. Relate your observations in Task 2 to these maps.

Task 6

Understand the effects of temperature, wind and water on the human body in cases of hypothermia and exhaustion.

We have access to a local weather station in Selby – to see how it works click HERE


1. Anemometer vane – this measures wind direction
2. Wind cups – these measure wind speed
3. Rain collector – this measures rainfall
4. UV and solar sensors – these measure radiation of wavelengths 290-390nm and 300-1100nm respectively
5. Sensor Interface Module – this is powered by a solar panel and transmits sensor readings to an indoor base station
6. Radiation shield – this contains temperature and humidity sensors

Live Data: