Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement. Cub Scouts aged 8 to 10½ and can join straight from Beavers, or on their 8th Birthday
We get a chance to try lots of different activities like exploring, swimming, music, computing and collecting. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, as well as camping with the rest of their Pack, sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities
Being a Cub is all about growing and learning in leaps and bounds. Whatever skills you’d like to learn, it’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them, building on the base character skills learned in Beavers
Race down a river. Tell stories by torchlight. Fall asleep beneath the stars. Alongside your Pack, you’ll spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. Together, you might build a den in your local park, or create an edible raft out of sweets, or go on a moonlit hike through your hometown. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Cub is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Cubs learn by doing, and so will you. Some of the skills you develop will be practical, like knowing how to cook a delicious meal or give someone first aid. Others will allow you to become a master at your chosen hobby, or help you to succeed in whichever job you decide to do when you grow up. But the most important skills you’ll learn at Cubs are the ones that will make you feel confident and happy in your own skin. We call these character skills, and they include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked.
Cubs work as a team to help other people. Together, you’ll learn about global issues and what we can all do to help solve them. You’ll also make an impact in your own community, through activities such as campaigning to save your local library, collecting donations for a foodbank, or planting trees in a neighbouring park.