Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days Cubs accepts girls as well as boys between 8 and 10½ years of age.
In Cubs, you will join a group of boys & girls who meet in a Scout Groups Headquarters where you will work & play in teams called “Sixes”. When you meet together, it is called a pack meeting. All Cubs wear a uniform and the evenings are organised by leaders and parent helpers. Cubs enjoy working towards various badges including the Our Adventure and Our Outdoor Challenges, Backwoods Cooking and Digital Citizen Activity Badges as well as playing games, and taking part in loads of fun activities such as; swimming, hiking, camping, pioneering, kayaking, computing, music, first aid and many, many more. If you do the best that you can do in the activities, you can earn badges which you can wear on your uniform. The different Badges Cubs can earn are shown below.
Cub also get to go on trips and days out, to places like zoos, theme parks and museums. An integral part of being a Cub is taking part in nights away sleepovers and most importantly camping! This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Chief Scout's Silver Award
To achieve the Chief Scout's Silver Award Cub Scouts must complete all the Challenge Badges. Click on the badge below to view all the badges required on the new Scout website
Click on the picture below to view all the Challenge Badges in a new window on the Official Scout Website.
Staged Activity Badges
Click on the picture below to view all the Staged Badges in a new window on the Official Scout Website.
Click on the badge below to view all the Activity Badges in a new window on the Official Scout Website
If you are not already involved in Cubs and would like to take part in the fun of Scouting either as a Cub Scout, or as an adult Leader or Helper, please feel free to contact the Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) for the Cubs section, who will be pleased to give you details of Pack near you and If he doesn't know all the answers he will know someone who does!
The ACC Cubs can be contacted by using the Contact form on the website