The Cub Scout section is for young people between the ages of 8 and 10½. The Cub Scout programme is packed with fun and adventure, and is designed to present every young person with new challenges and prepare them for when they become a Scout. Each Cub Scout will gain some of the 7 challenge and 36 activity badges that are available, during their time in the pack; and also have the opportunity to go camping for a full weekend.
Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six. Cubs may choose to wear a Cub polo shirt and Scout activity trousers.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
In our Cub Pack, we ensure that we don't just focus on badges but also on taking part in games and activities to make Cubs think and test their physical, mental skill and knowledge. Over the year, we ensure our Cubs get the opportunity to attend Camps allowing them to challenge themselves and try new things that they may not experience any where else.
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.
If you are interested in finding out more about Cubs or even want to join our Cub pack, then please contact us via our Join us page.