Cub Scouts Ages 8 – 10½ years
Cub Scouts is the second youngest section of The Scout Association and is open to boys and girls.
The Cub Leader will place your child in a small group called a six. There will be several different sixes within the pack of between 24 & 30 children. Each six will have an older child as a leader called a Sixer who will help them settle in.
A Cub will spend approximately 2 ½ years in the Pack. This may be adjusted depending on their date of birth and school terms, so they are not trying to contend with moving to Scouts and transferring to Senior School. This section will begin to build on the skills already developed and stretch them individually encouraging them to work as a team. They will undertake a wide selection of activities from the seven areas of the challenge programme. Adventure, outdoors, skills, our world and teamwork and leadership
It is likely they will get the opportunity to attend Nights Away events spending some time under canvas. This will develop their independence, encouraging them to be a little more self reliant. They may even get the chance to attend some international gatherings online or the amazing Cubjam. (Cub Jamboree)
Your child on joining this section will soon discover the many exciting programmes on offer for their age group obtaining many badges, which are appropriate to their own areas of interest
The challenge and activity badges they earn are proudly displayed on their uniform, leading ultimately to The Chief Scouts Silver Award
When they are 10 the section leader will prepare them to move onto the Scout section contacting the Scout Leader who will arrange a transfer