More About Cubs

From early in the development of the Scouting movement it was felt there was a need for provision for those too young to join the Boy Scouts at the age of 11. Robert Baden-Powell published a first draft of a scheme for "Junior Scouts" in 1913, followed by a more detailed outline for "Wolf Cubs or Young Scouts" in January 1914.

What age do you have to be?


The Cub Pack is the second section of the 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.




How are Cubs organised?


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.




How do I join?


Please fill in the form on our Contact Us page and John or Alison will get back to you as soon as possible. Children are welcome to come and try it out for a few weeks. Once they feel comfortable that scouting is for them they will be Invested into the Scouting family. Please be aware that there are sometimes waiting lists for our sections so we might not be able to get you a place immediately. If you are the parent or carer of a young person who wishes to join, please consider volunteering in some form. Scouting is run by volunteers and most of these are parents. Please visit our Parents & Carers page for details.




How much does it cost?


Our subscription is currently £33 a term.

The fee covers the costs of maintaining the Scout Hut., insurances and most of our weekly activities. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately.

Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, you can speak to our Group Scout Leaders or your Section Leader in confidence.





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 Motto

Be Prepared

The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day

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