All Cub Scouts attending Cuboree are assigned to 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 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. 

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. 

Scouts and Venturer Scouts attending Cuboree will be assigned to a Junior Service Leader's (JSL) Unit.  

The JSL Unit will comprise of 24 Scouts and Venturer Scouts of mixed age and ability. The Units will be organised into 4 Patrols of 6 JSLs, generally organised by work assignment and/or home Group alignment. A Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader will be appointed for each Patrol. 

Each Unit will be supported by 2 JSL Unit Leaders who hold a Certificate of Adult Leadership preferably in the Scout or Venturer Section. These Unit Leaders will support the Unit by ensure health, hygiene, welfare and camping standards  are maintained. They will also ensure all JSLs know, understand and fulfil the requirements of their work assignments. 

The JSL Unit Leaders will camp near their Unit and take their meals with the JSL sub camp. They will also have duties as a service leader that are compatible with their Unit duties, allowing them to be available during important times such as meals, curfew and start work times. 

The JSL Unit Leaders will report to the JSL Experience Manager as part of the JSL Sub Camp Team. JSLs will need to provide their own tent which they may share as permitted by NSW Scouts policy and rules. 

All other Service Leaders (SL) attending the Cuboree will be assigned to the Service Leader's Sub Camp. SLs will need to provide their own tent which they may share as permitted by NSW Scouts policy and rules. 

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