About Cubs

How old are Cubs?

Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 to 10½ yrs.

What do they do?

They have fun! . . . They also play games, gain badges, go on outings and visits, go camping and learn about the outdoors, look after themselves, look after their surroundings, help others, create things and
become Scouts!

The best way to find out what Cubs get up to is to come along and try it out!

What do they wear?

Cub Scouts wear a uniform. Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Cub Scout. For instance, people can tell what Pack you belong to by looking at the colour of your scarf. The uniform consists of a dark green long sleeved cub sweatshirt, a group scarf and (optionally) blue activity trousers.

Cub Scout activities are a combination of learning and having fun. They learn about themselves and how to look after themselves, they get to know people from their local community. They find out about life in other countries and explore through organised activities. They care by helping those around them.

The Cub Scout programme and activities are based on seven Programme Zones: Outdoor Scouting, Fitness, Discovering the World around You, Creative, Beliefs & Attitudes, Caring and Community and Global.

It is by participating in a Balanced Programme that the Cub Scout experiences Scouting. The Balanced Programme provides opportunities for growth and development in Six personal development areas: Body, Mind, Faith & Beliefs, Relationships, Community and Surroundings.

What badges do Cubs have?

Cub Scouts can gain a wide range of badges and awards.

Every Cub wears a set of badges to identify themselves. They have a Membership Badge to show they are in Scouting, a District and County Badge along with a group Name Tape to show which Scout Group they come from.

Every now and then there are special events that allow you to wear a special badge for a short period of time. These normally stay on your uniform for around a year. When the time comes to remove the badge you can add it to your collection. Many Cubs keep a collection of badges and may even add them to a ‘camp blanket’ which makes a good talking piece when you wear it around the campfire.