New Wolf Cub pack for Swynnerton

Wolf Cubs will take part in a range of activities as part of the scouting movement

Scout Masters Kingsley Leigh, Andrew Hall and Robert Bateman, with support of several other people in the village, launched a new Wolf Cub pack in Swynnerton on September 19 for anyone aged eight to 11.

The pack will be the first section of 1st Swynnerton (BBS) Scout Group and will be affiliated to the British Boy Scouts and British Girl Scouts Association, the world’s oldest scouting organisation that encourages traditional activities based on the book ‘Scouting for Boys’ by Robert Baden-Powell.

Paul Stevens, the Chief Commissioner of the BBS Association told the Gazette

“We are seeing a resurgence of interest intraditional scouting activities right across the county. We have opened several new groups recently and  welcome 1st Swynnerton (BBS) Scout Group joining us.

“I wish Andy, Robert and Kingsley every success in this exciting venture and the BBS willbe happy to give them whatever help and support they require.”

Wolf Cub cooking

Kingsley told us 

“We will be offering the best of traditional scouting with exciting and challenging programmes, including camping, backwoodsmanship, cooking, night hikes, craft and creative activities. Through this winter we will develop the scouting skills of our new Wolf Cubs so that in the summer months we can do what scouts do best: go camping and enjoy the outdoors.

“Andy, Robert and I are passionate about scouting and hope young people will have a wonderful time with us and make friends for life.”

The pack will meet every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm.

For more information please contact Kingsley Leigh on 07779 746049 or email GSM.1stSwynnerton@