Cubs (Age 8 to 10½)
A Cub is a young boy or girl aged between 8 and 10½ years.
There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Where do my Badge Go ?
Click the uniform for a quick guide to show the position of the most common Cub Scout Badges.
What Badges can I get ?
Click this link to see a list of Activity badges and what to do to get them.
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.
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
The Cub Scout programme still uses the Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book stories as a basis, each new Cub finding out about the story of Mowgli’s entry into the Pack. The programme starts on a trail to learning all the Scouting skills needed later in the Scout Troop, giving a taste of the game of Scouting and teaching how to be part of a co-operative team, the Pack. As well as the adventure the fun element of the Jungle Book character’s are used, the Pack leader being Akela, and other assistants Rama, Kaa, Baloo and Bagheera.
Cub Scouts wear a common uniform, to create a sense of belonging and encourage a feeling of pride and of being part of a worldwide movement. The uniform consists of a green Cub sweatshirt, group neckerchief (scarf) and woggle. If not awarded at Beavers, the neckerchief and woggle, are presented to the Cub during their investiture along with a set of badges.