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Cubs is the second section of the Scout Group, following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½.

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.

 

“The best part of Cubs is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!”

 

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Our 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, including camps and residential experiences. Participation and personal development is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Click here to see all of the badges and awards available

 

 

Click here to find a local Cub Pack

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 their deputy. 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.

 

 

The Cub Scout Promise

I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to God and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

There are a number of variations of the Cub Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.

 

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to my Dharma and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

For Muslims

I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to Allah and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise that I will do my best,

To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen,

To help other people

And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless, the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’

…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

 

The Cub Scout Law:

Cub Scouts always do their best

Think of others before themselves

And do a good turn every day.

 

The Cub Scout Motto:

Be Prepared

 

Uniform

Cubs may wear a dark green sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle in the colour of their six.

 

 

Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from our local Scout shop in Durham or the national online Scout Store.

Cub Uniform and Badge Placement