Cub Scouts (8-10.5 years)
Cub Scouts are a mixture of both girls and boys aged 8-10½ years who take part in lots of fun and exciting activities. Cubs celebrated their 100th birthday in 2016. We are the second section in the Scouting family but you don’t need to have been a Beaver Scout to be a Cub.
Cub Scouts all over the country meet together in Packs of up to 36 Cubs, and take part in all sorts of different activities. They all make a promise to do their best and they often take part in the special ceremonies. Every Pack has a Cub Scout Leader (often called “Akela”, the leader of the Wolf Pack) plus some assistant leaders and other helpers. The Packs are split into smaller groups called “Sixes” which are led by a Cub known as the Sixer.
To be a Cub Scout you should enjoy:
- Having lots of fun and adventure;
- Trying out and learning about plenty of new things or other people;
- Playing all sorts of exciting games;
- Making new friends and working in teams;
- Exploring and embracing new challenges;
- Making things; and
- Helping other people.
Our Cubs are encouraged to explore and try lots of new and different activities, learning key life skills including teamwork, leadership and becoming a little more independent. Activities can vary from physical such as swimming, snow sports and others, cultural such as exploring their community and other faiths or music and challenge such as camping, canoeing and climbing.
There are a huge range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how much fun, challenge and adventure they are participating in, hopefully culminating in the top award for Cub Scouts: the Chief Scout’s Silver Award. To find out more about each challenge badge click here
In addition to the weekly activities Cubs get the opportunity to go on many trips and visits, enter into competitions with other Cub Scouts and also go on camps or residential experience with their Packs, Districts and the County.