Introduction to Cubs
For Cub Scouts, excitement, challenge and adventure are the key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities in the areas of fitness, global and beliefs, whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½ years. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from 7½ years and can move up to Scouts between the ages of 10 and 11.
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older and experienced Cub Scout 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.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts get opportunities to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and there are a wide range of challenge awards and badges available that Cub Scouts can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements. The highest award Cub Scouts can gain is the Chief Scout Silver Award.
In the Ilkeston District, we organise a number of competitions throughout the year for all Cub Scouts including football, swimming gala, sports day, chess and draughts, cross country and cooking.
Cub Scouts wear a dark green sweatshirt with a group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their Six.