Cubs

Develop new skills. Soar to great heights, Being a Cub opens up a whole other world.

Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures.
  • Make friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference in their own communities and beyond.

Our Cub Pack meets every Thursday evening during term time from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Being a Cub

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. This page has everything you need to know.

Join Cubs

Cub Promise

Being a Cub is also about going on a journey to understand who you are and what you stand for. When you join the Pack, you’ll explore these ideas by making a promise.

Once new starters have learned the Promise and attended a few weeks of Cubs they are formally invested into the Scouting Movement. Parents are invited to attend this special ceremony.

There are several variations of the Cub Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and nationalities in the UK within Scouting, including an option for those with no faith. All the variations are available here.

Activities

Prepare for excitement and adventure! Cubs get to take part in lots of fun, adventurous and exciting activities, both indoors and outdoors. They are introduced to camping and outdoors skills, and have opportunities to earn lots of badges and awards which recognise their achievements. As well as partaking in a wide range of different activities, they help go on trips, days out, camps, events and they help others. All while making new friends, exploring the outdoors and trying adventurous activities.

Awards

Completing the award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. Start your journey to the Chief Scout Silver Award

Discover Awards

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Learn about what to wear in Cubs Badge Placement

Cub leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or to share their skills. No matter how much time you can give, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

Find out about volunteering