Thursday 6.45pm – 8.15pm
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Everything you need to know about Cub Scouts
“The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!”
What are Cub Scouts?
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. Like Beavers, there is some flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.
Activities and Achievements
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. For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding the areas of:
- Global and beliefs
- Local community
- Outdoor skills
- Adventurous activities
- Camps and residential experiences
The Cub Scout Promise, Law and Motto
There are a number of variations of the Cub Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting. It is a way to introduce the Scouting values in all Sections.
Find out more about the Promise in Scouting.
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
Cub Scout Uniform and Flag
Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six. Cub Leaders will advise about when and how to obtain uniform when your child is invested in the Pack. The Cub Scout Flag is yellow, bearing the Scout symbol and motto.