What Is A Cuboree Unit

All Cub Scouts attending Cuboree are assigned to a Cuboree Unit.

Structure of a Cuboree Unit
A Cuboree Unit consists of:

36 Cub Scouts organised into six Patrols of six members.

Units can decide how they would like to organise their Patrols, but many activities on site are designed for six Cubs to participate as a team, so a traditional Patrol would include a mix of abilities, ages and interests and would be led by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. However, Units are encouraged to be flexible in their Patrol organisation to allow for some special interest Patrols to be created for specific evening activities.

Supported by 9 adult Line Leaders:

The Unit Co-ordinator is the Team Leader of the Cuboree Unit. They must hold a Certificate of Adult Leadership, preferably in the Cub Scout Section and must have attended a Cuboree before as a Line Leader.

Five Unit Leaders who hold a Certificate of Adult Leadership and support the Unit Co-ordinator. Units can decide exactly what role each of these Unit Leaders performs for the Unit, but Units may wish to consider:

Health and Welfare Leader(s) who ensure the Pack is set up and run to keep all of the members healthy and happy
Activity Leader(s) who understand the program of activities and entertainment that is on offer, prepare the Unit to participate fully and provide additional program resources for use on journeys and during Unit time
Camping Leader(s) who ensure the equipment, camping standards and kitchen are maintained at a high standard
Three Unit Helpers who need to hold an A2 Helper Appointment (https://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/become-an-adult-helper/) as a minimum. Units can decide exactly what role each of these Unit Helpers performs for the Unit, but Units may wish to consider:

Catering Helper(s) who prepare and serve meals, maintain the kitchen and stores
Activity Helper(s) who attend the activities with their Cub Unit to assist those organising the program
It is important that all adults attending have variety, interest and a well-paced workload. All adults involved in a Cuboree Unit must work together ahead of the event to plan and attend a pre-Cuboree camp. Involving all adults with aspects of the planning and preparation will ensure everyone feels involved and has a sense of ownership.

Pre Cuboree Roles
Unit Leaders and Unit Helpers may be involved in other aspects of planning Cuboree outside of the Unit but their full time focus on site is to their Cuboree Unit only.

Cub Scouts who require a full time carer must indicate this on their application. Such an adult carer will not be counted in the 6 + 3 adult allocation above but must meet the eligibility criteria and register in the same way as every other adult.

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