Cuboree X - Planning for April 2021
Earlier this year we had to postpone Cuboree due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were disappointed with this but knew the safety of our youth and leaders was paramount. Since then, we have been planning for its return…
The aim is to run Cuboree X at Gilwell Park from Monday 12th to Friday 16th April 2021. Yes, that’s right, we are still planning for a 4-night, 5-day adventure-filled event in a similar style to previous Cuborees. This is subject to government and Scouting guidelines around COVID-19; we will be keeping a close eye on how this progresses.
Recognising the financial impact many families are facing, the committee have worked hard to reduce the cost of the event. The new fee structure is:
Cub Scouts $300
All others $150 (Leaders, Venturers, Rovers, Adult Helpers)
This includes the bus travel to and from Gilwell, meals at the event and onsite activities.
Applications are scheduled to open in October or November (subject to government requirements) and will close in February.
Cuboree is for Cubs, so any youth in this section younger than 12 years at the time of Cuboree can attend. They must have been born on or after the 12th April 2009 and meet the requirements of the Camp Out badge (best COVID efforts).
We have changed the age range so older Cubs can still attend. Remember, they must still be a Cub Scout at the time of Cuboree.
Please, don’t hold Cubs back for Cuboree if they are ready to go up to Scouts; the challenges and opportunities in the Scout section (such as getting ready for the Australian Jamboree in January 2022) are more enjoyable for the older youth.
We all know that under current restrictions Cuboree can’t happen right now, but we are planning for a brighter horizon in 2021 with the anticipation that the situation improves.
Further information will be shared with Cubs, Groups and District Leaders over the next few months.