Being a Cub
When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.
For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding 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 our Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½.
There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
Staged and Activity Badgework
Become an expert in something you love, or try something shiny and new.
With badges from athletics and astronomy to photography and pioneering, there’s something for everyone.
What will you do next?
Completing the award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.
Broadstone Scout group has three cub packs:
Springdale – Meets Tuesdays
Broadstone – Meets Wednesdays
Brookdale – Meets Thursdays
For more information, please get in touch here.
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ – an oath that helps us to be our best
How it works:
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub 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. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
Moving up to Scouts
Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Cubs and embrace your next big adventure: Scouts! Scouts will build on what you learn at Cubs, but level it up!
All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the unit week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.
No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.