Cub Scouts are young people aged 8-10½ years who form the second section in the Scouting family.
In cubs the young people are encouraged to explore and try lots of new and different activities, learning key life skills in the process. Activities vary from physical such as swimming and other sports, cultural such as exploring their community and music and challenge such as camping, canoeing and climbing.
There are a huge range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing hopefully culminating in the achievement of the Chief Scout’s Silver Award – the top award for this section.
In addition to the weekly activities Cubs get the opportunity to go on many trips such as the zoo, country parks. Museums and also go on camps with their Pack and District and, sometimes enjoy international activities and camps.
Cub Scouts belong to packs led by a Cub Scout Leader and work in teams called Sixes led by a senior Cub Scout called a Sixer.