|CUB SCOUTS – 8 TO 11 YEARS
Cub Scouts have a lot of fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn, places to see and new friends to meet.
Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too.
Each week you’ll get together with other boys and girls your age and be led into adventure! You’ll wear your own Cub Scout uniform to show you’re one of us. And you’ll be able to collect special badges to put on your uniform to show your achievements.
Fun Out and About
Cub Scouts get to see a lot and do a lot.
Fun in a Pack
Fun from the Start
Fun in a Six
Your Pack will be divided into `Sixes’, so named because each `Six’ will have 6 people in it. The first badge you’ll put on your uniform is the colour patch of your Six.
Fun with your Sixer
One of the boys or girls in your group will be your `Sixer’ (a bit like the Captain of your school sports team). You’ll know your Sixer by the two yellow stripes worn on their left pocket.
Fun with your Leaders
Your Leader is known as `Akela’ (The Wolf – the one who stands alone). Akela’s helpers are known as ‘Bagheera’ (The Panther – the teacher of hunting) and `Baloo’ (The Bear – the teacher of Jungle Law).
The names are from the famous Rudyard Kipling story “The Jungle Book”.
Fun earning Badges
Cub Scouts can earn achievement badges by doing things that interest them and by learning new skills like cycling, electronics, sports, cookery, boating, writing and more.
There are also special Boomerang Badges earned by doing things like tying knots, first aid, hiking in the bush and building models. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang Badges.
Fun near You
The programs in Cub Scouts emphasise exciting and challenging activities based on individual needs.
All Cub Scout activities are designed to be appropriate to age, development, social competence, family and community circumstances.