Cub Scouts

How old are Cubs?

Cubs Scouts are the second section in the Scout Association. Members are usually aged between 8 and 10½, though young people can join from the age of 7½. They usually move to the next section, Scouts, when they are about 10½ (any time between the age of 10 and 11). Groups will have their own arrangements regarding starting and moving on ages, depending on numbers within the different sections and waiting lists.

What do Cubs do?

Cubs usually meet once a week for about an hour and a half. A group of Cub Scouts is called a Pack. There can be up to 36 young people in a single Pack. Cubs will also be part of a smaller group within their Pack, known as a Six.

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

Cub Scouts also take part in sleepovers and camps at least once a year (though usually much more often than this). Some Cubs may already have been away with Beavers but for many Cubs this will be the first time they spend a night away from home alone and they usually take place not too far from home and only for a night or two at first.  Cubs also take part in District and County outings and events, including camps, competitions and day trips.

What do Cubs wear?

Cub Scouts wear a green sweatshirt with their Group scarf (often called a necker) and a coloured woggle which shows which Six they are a part of. Optionally, they may wear a green polo shirt under their sweatshirt and navy blue activity shorts or trousers. Official uniform clothing can be bought from local uniform suppliers and also online from the Scout Shop.

Cub Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God
and to the King
To help other people
And to keep the
Cub Scout Law