Cub Scouts are Girls and Boys usually aged between eight and ten years old. They belong to the second Section in the Scouting family between Beavers and Scouts. Young people can join Cub Scouts in the three months leading up to their 8th birthday. They can move to the next Section, Scouts, between 10 and 10.5 years.
Easily recognised by their distinctive green sweatshirts, Cubs do loads of fun things, including activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. Do them well and they earn you a badge to wear on their uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. They also go camping with the rest of your Pack, sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Cubs have fun…
- play games
- meet new friends
- gain badges
- go on outings and visits
- go camping and learn about the outdoors
- look after themselves
- look after their surroundings
- help others
- create things
- become Scouts
The best way to find out what Cub Scouts get up to is to find your nearest group and go and see for yourself!
Cub Scouts wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six.
The Groups scarf and woggle are provided when the young person is invested.
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
Cubs – Chief Scout’s Silver Award
Cubs need to earn all seven of their Challenge Awards and any six Activity or Staged Activity Badges to gain their top award. The increasing number of Challenge Awards across the sections reflects the age of the young people, and the increasing length of time they spend in each section.
There are loads of activity badges to choose from, to satisfy young people with all sorts of interests: from cooking to photography, disability awareness to road safety. Young people can also work on badges at home: for example, the Animal Carer Activity Badge is ideal for a young person who has a pet.
Chief Scout awards are available for all the Scouting sections as they progress. Finally leading to the Queens Scout award which is presented at Windsor Castle.
Below is a link to our joining form but before clicking that link please consider if you can spare any time to join us as an adult helper