Who and what are Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beaver Scouts. They are young people aged between eight and ten and half years old. They will get the opportunity to try lots of different activities and will work towards badges including the top award – the Chief Scout Silver Award.
What is the best thing about Cubs?
Cubs enjoy new adventures while making friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges! As well as regular weekly meetings, Cubs also enjoy activity days and weekend camps. Cubs enjoy:
- Going camping
- Playing games
- Exploring the outdoors
- Meeting people from their local community
- Experiencing the culture of other countries
- Keeping themselves and others safe
- Trying adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
What is a Cub Pack?
Cubs normally meet weekly for around one to one a half hours in a Pack. Packs usually have an opening and closing ceremony. After a few weeks of attending pack meetings and learning about Cubs, a young person will be invited to be invested where they will receive their Group necker and badges relating to Scouting, County, District and Group. Within their Pack, Cubs are also part of a Six. A Six is a smaller unit of Cubs, headed up by a Sixer and a Seconder. Sixers and Seconders are Cubs who are chosen to take on leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new people to the Pack, being extra helpful on camp, or taking charge of a game or activity.
Activities with other Packs
Sometime Cubs get together with 2 or 3 other Packs or with all of the other Cubs in Lowry. This enables a wider range of activities and gives the opportunity for Cubs to meet new friends, work with Cubs whom they have not met before and take part in competitions.
District activities have included camps, sleepovers, football competitions, visits and activity days. We also take part in events such as St George’s Day celebrations and Remembrance Sunday Parades with all the other sections in the Scouting family from around the District.
Normally the activities organised at District Level are done so by the Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs. In Lowry, this position is currently vacant, if you are interested in taking on this role please click here.
How can I join Cubs?
To register your interest in a place within Cub Scouts, please click here.