Cub Leaders


All our Cub leaders are volunteers who are dedicated to seeing young children develop social and life skills, independence and a love for the outdoors. The group is led by Akela and supported by Shere Khan, Kaa and Raksha

Leader Profiles

Name: Sean Croft

Leader Name: Akela

Role: Scout Leader 18th Maidenhead

Leader Experience: Leader at Cox Green Scout group (8 years) Rebuilt 18th Maidenhead cub and scout packs and Leader here for over 4 years

What I like most about scouting:

I started my scouting career as a a scout at Pinkneys Green Scout Group. What I learnt there from the leaders at the time has stuck with me throughout the years. I achieved things I never thought I would. 

When I had two boys, I wanted them to gain the knowledge I had, plus the activities, camps and friends you make.

I got them into Cox Green Scout Group as we live in that area. They joined as Beavers.  My two boys progressed through Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. One even became a leader too.I believe Scouting is good for all walks of life. The children gain so much knowledge which will one day be useful to them.

Name : Chris Basley
Leader Name : Shere Khan
Scouting Experience: I was a Cub / Scout / Senior Scout until I went to university and attended the World Jamboree in 1957. Then a long break until my son joined Cubs 10 years ago so started helping out, became a Section Assistant then Assistant Cub Leader and now also Group Coordinator.
What I like most about scouting: seeing young people develop life skills and having fun.

Name : Sam Gallespie

Leader Name : Kaa

Scouting Experience: I was a cub scout at 1st Chagford scouts on the edge of dartmoor in 1982 and when I had a family of my own I was keen to get them involved in scouting. They are all at 18th as a Beaver, Cub and a scout. I became a Cub assistant leader with the 18th initially to help out at Cub Camp. At first I was Baloo but when Jamie became a leader I became Kaa. In 2018 I took on the role of Group Scout Leader 

What I like most about scouting: I am keen to preserve the history of this great group dating back to 1945


Name: Gemma Gillespie
Leader Name: Raksha (Mowgli’s Wolf mother)
Scouting Experience: I was a girl guide as a teenager. Have been a Cub sectional assistant since 2014 after being asked to help with camp.

What I like most about scouting: I love the togetherness of the group and what a great team we are.

The 18th Maidenhead Cub group was founded in  1974 with the latest cub pack and leaders reinstating the group in 2014. Cubs runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 - 8.00pm. If you are interested in joining us or just finding out more please go to our contacts page.



The District Cub swimming gala will be held on Saturday 19th January at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead. If your cub wishes to take part please contact Shere Khan


The Christmas Party was held on Wednesday 12th December at Jump In! at 6pm. Everyone had great fun. We hope you all had a gret christmas and happy new year!

District Cooking Competition

We entered a team into the district cooking competition on Sunday 18th November. Our team of three cubs, Ruby, Holly and Stevie had a WWI themed menu and table and cooked a deliceous war themed meal. All their hard work paid off and they won first place. Well done team!

WinterTerm Program


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