Cubs

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts. 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. They 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.

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

Joining

Cub Scouts usually join the pack around their 8th birthday, although under some circumstances they can join a little earlier, 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 Cub and Beaver Scout leaders.

Structure

A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, with a Sixer and a Seconder to lead them.

Uniform

Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six.

 

Cubs have a Promise, Law and Motto

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

Flag

The Cub Scout flag is yellow, bearing the Scout symbol and motto.