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Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who learn new skills, explore the world around them and most importantly MAKE FRIENDS!

What do Cubs get up to?

Every week, they gather in groups called Cub Packs to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities, achieving anything they set their minds to and having lots of fun along the way. Being a Cub is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.

Going on adventures

Race down a river. Tell stories by torchlight. Fall asleep beneath the stars. Alongside your Pack, you’ll spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. Together, you might build a den in your local park, or create an edible raft out of sweets, or go on a moonlit hike through your hometown. Even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstep, because being a Cub is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Learning new skills

Cubs learn by doing, and so will you. Some of the skills you develop will be practical, like knowing how to cook a delicious meal, become a master of your hobby, or administering first aid. Others will allow you to help you build your confidence and learn more about yourself. We call these character skills, and they include things like independence, integrity, and initiative. Whatever skills you’d like to learn, it’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.

Helping others

Cubs work as a team to help other people, learning about global issues and what we can all do to help solve them. You’ll also make an impact in your own community, through activities such as campaigning to save your local library, collecting donations for a food bank, or planting trees in a neighbouring park.

Promises and Ceremonies

As well as enjoying plenty of adventures, being a Cub is about going on a journey to understand who you are and what you stand for. When you join the Pack, you’ll explore these ideas by making a promise during an investiture ceremony. This ceremony is a celebration of you joining our family, you will be given badges and your own scarf, and asked to make your promise. How you live by your promise is unique to you, but there are some things all Cubs agree on treating everyone with kindness, doing their best, and caring for the community and world in which they live.

Your Badges!

  1. Wales badge
  2. Group name tape
  3. District badge
  4. County/ Area/ Region badge
  5. Group badge (if not warn on scarf)
  6. Leadership stripe
  7. Union Flag
  8. Gallantry/ Meritorious Conduct Awards
  9. Chief Scout’s Award
  1. Challenge Awards
  2. Wales Badge
  3. Occasional Badges
  4. Moving On Award
  5. Joining In Awards
  6. Membership Award
  7. Activity and Staged Activity Badges
  8. Group badge (if worn on scarf)