Introduction to Cub Scouts
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cubs are our middle age group (Section), and generally meet for an hour and a half per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; with plenty of outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Cub Scout sleepover with their friends
Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. There is some flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ , and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11. A District Commissioner may also permit a young person to be in a Section outside of the recommended age range, for example due to a young person’s additional needs and/or disability.
Going to Cubs is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, Cub Scouts are encouraged to understand the world by exploring, playing and doing.
The Cub programme offers a huge variety of activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Whilst also allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities.
About cubs Scouts
The Cubs Pack
The Cub Pack is the middle section of the Scout Group. A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting. Given sufficient demand (and helpers) we can have more than one Cub Pack , if it is appropriate to do this.
Cubs spend lots of time outside with their Pack. Together, they might build a den, or go on a trip to the seaside, or host a Cub sleepover beneath the stars, whatever a Cub Scout does they are guaranteed plenty of adventures on their doorstop, being a Cub is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Scouting is open to all young people, regardless of their mental or physical ability. We can usually arrange things to make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you have any questions about accessibility, have a chat with your leader. By being upfront from the start, parents and carers can work in partnership with the colony leaders to make sure their young person has the best experience Scouting can offer.
Many young people will require some special consideration to enable them to fully participate in all Scouting activities. By identifying an individual’s additional need and providing them with appropriate support, we can include more young people in Scouting.
Some additional needs are not immediately obvious (behavioural problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties), these are referred to as hidden disabilities. Scouting provides a range of resources available to help us include young people with particular needs in our Group.