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 Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.
How is Scouts organised?Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping.
What sort of things do Scouts get up to?Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
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.
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. 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.
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
The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day