Cubs provides a programme for young children, focusing on fun, excitement and adventure. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, outdoor awareness and crafts; 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, hikes and fun fieldtrips.
The Cub Pack
The Cub Pack is the first section of a Scout Group. Cubs are children aged between 7 and 11. Upon a Cubs 11th birthday they will have the opportunity to join the Scout Troop.
In the Cub Pack, the children take part in activities in smaller groups, called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes provide a ‘home’ area for Cubs to gather during meetings. And more importantly, Sixes are a way for new/young Cubs to start making new friends of all ages.
The Cub Pack is overseen by the Pack Scouter, who most Cubs call by the nickname of ‘Akela’ – a throwback to the early tradition of basing Cub events on The Jungle Book. Akela’s are assisted by a team of trained and approved assistants.
What do Cubs do?
During their time in the Pack, Cubs will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on outdoor trips, educational fieldtrips, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and awards that Cubs can gain to recognize their achievements and expend their interests.
How do I get my child involved?
Feel free to contact your nearest Cub Pack (see details on the map below). Your child will be allowed to attend pack meetings for a few weeks without any commitment, to see what its all about. During this time you as the parent will get an opportunity to become acquainted with the groups ‘Akela’ who will talk to you about whats expected in terms of indemnity, and what activities you can expect in the future.