Cub Scouts are the second section of scouting originally started for younger brothers who wanted a look in. We now take young people, both boys and girls, aged 8 to 10½. They can take part in a wide range of activities from our exciting youth shaped programme such as camps, climbing, playing games, water sports, hikes, pioneering, crafts…basically anything they can dream of.
A group of Cub Scouts is called a pack, and our pack is divided up into five ‘sixes’ - each ‘six’ is led by a senior Cub Scout called a ‘Sixer’. Our programme is Youth Shaped - this means that we hold pack forums to find out what our Cub Scouts would like to do and our programme is planned around what they want. In the last year we’ve built catapults, cooked on an open fire, there have been camping trips, hikes, games, we’ve learned about different cultures and religions, visited the local Police and Fire Stations, took part in district events, kayaking, raft building….and so much more.
Our Cubs have the opportunity to earn activity badges, challenge badges and core badges all leading up to the coveted Chief Scout Silver Award. There are a great range of badges to be earned and some are planned into the programme and others can be awarded for participation in events and activities outside of scouting.