Cub Scouts – 8 to 11 years
Cub Scouts have lots of fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn and new friends to meet. Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too. Each week you’ll get together with other boys and girls your age and be led into adventure! You’ll wear your own Cub Scout uniform to show you’re one of us. Plus you’ll be able to collect special badges to put on your uniform to show your achievements.
From the Start
At your first pack meeting you may feel a bit shy to begin with but it won’t take long to get to know everyone.
You’ll learn the Scout Salute, the Handshake, the Motto, the Grand Howl, Pack Calls, the Cub Scout Law and the Cub Scout Promise. The leaders will help you. You’ll soon be making friends with Cub Scouts and having a terrific time!
You’ll find there are around 30 boys and girls in your Cub Scout Pack. All of them are just like you. They all might have different interests and be good at different things, but they all want to enjoy themselves and have fun.
Fun Out and About
We spend weekends away together camping, fishing and exploring. We go to the Fire Station, visit factories, go the zoo, go to the local museum and local Heritage sites. We learn bushcraft, and we learn how to fly model aeroplanes and make matchbox sailing boats.
Cub Scouts can earn achievement badges by doing things that interest them and by learning new skills like cycling, electronics, sports, cookery, boating, writing and more. There are also special Boomerang Badges earned by doing things like tying knots, first aid, hiking in the bush and building models. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang Badges.
There’s a lot more Cubs Scouts do too. Why not come along and find out?
Fun with your Leaders
Your leader is known as ‘Akela’ – the wolf who stands alone, the leader of the pack from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Your ‘Akela’ is Jacala (the crocodile) and she is helped out by assistant leaders Baloo (the Bear) and Rama (the Water Buffalo).
Akela, Jacala, Baloo and Rama’s names are taken from the famous Rudyard Kipling story “The Jungle Book”.
For details about Cub Scouts please email: firstname.lastname@example.org