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Cubs

Joining

Cubs are usually aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years old, although the ages that they move between sections can vary.

Cubs join our pack either by moving up from Beavers, or as new members to the group. We currently have spaces for new Cubs and the best way to enquire is via the contact page.

Structure

A Pack of Cub Scouts is organized into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

Cubs will also be put into larger teams for activities – team B.P and Team Snaggles.

The Pack is led by Akela (Cub Scout leader), with the support of other adult leaders, sectional assistants and young leaders.

Cub badges and awards

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Section. In our pack the Cubs are encouraged to carry out their own badge work alongside our Friday night programme with the help of our Leaders. The aim of this is to encourage Cubs to take the initiative on what they want to achieve.

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like Camping, Hiking, team building, visits in the community and activities out of the hall for our badge work.

Activity badges

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

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cubs to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. These activities span a wide range from Animal Carer to World Faiths.

Challenge badges

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoors-y to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Whilst at Cubs one of the highest accomplishments you can have is the chief Scout Silver Award. To achieve this you need to earn all of the challenge badges which a number of our scouts are in the process of doing.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving through the sections, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

More information about scout badge can be found in the links in our Helpful Links section.

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