Cubs (8 – 10½yrs)
Who are Cubs?
Cubs are young people aged 8 – 10½. Cubs with learn new skills and try new things. They have a lot of fun and go on lots of adventures. Cubs make new friends and enjoy helping others and the community around them.
Every week, cubs gather in groups called Cub Packs. In the packs cubs take on interesting and challenging activities. And within Mid Herts we have cub camp which is a highlight of a cub’s time in the section.
What do Cubs get up to?
Going on adventures
In Cubs, we want to be outside as much as possible. This could be building a raft and going down a river, sleeping under the stars, and telling stories around a campfire. And all this is done under as a pack. Cubs may have ambitions but might not be quite there yet, but being a cub, they will get there. Cubs will have plenty of adverturous activities of their own as being a cub is about making the most of what they have, wherevery and whoever you are.
Learning new skills
Cubs learn by doing, and so will you. There are so many different activities and skills in cubs. Some of these being practical skills, like learning how to cook, sew, create a fire, put a tent up and lots more. Other will allow you to become a master and a hobby and helping other. Whilst developing knowledge as you move through the pack.
In the pack also you will gain the ability to work as a team and become a leader. There are oppounities in cubs to become a sixer or seconder. With in a pack, there are sixes with are small teams within the pack. A sixer takes lead within the six. The seconder is then the deupty with in the six. This gives you a chance to take the lead and be involved with how the entire pack is lead. You can also work towards your highest award in cubs which is your Chief Scout Silver.
Cubs work as a team. And working as a team we help others in the community. Together, you’ll learn about gobal issues and what we can all do to help solve them.
What does a cub pack look like?
Within Mid Herts we have over 12 cub packs. Cubs in the UK is the section between the Beavers (aged 6 – 8) and Scouts (aged 10½ – 14). The pack of generally led by a leader called Akela after the wise leader of the wolf pack in the Jungle Book. But sometimes other names of leaders are used.