Cubs

Cubs

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation, and we currently have a very active programme with many fun activities and camps to look forward too.

Cub Scouts are aged between 8 and 10½, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

Joining
Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7½ if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by the Cub Scout leader.

Activities
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.

There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Structure and organisation
A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, with a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

The Cub Scout Promise:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law:
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto:
Be Prepared