Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10½ – and are often lively, enthusiastic and loud!
A Cub Pack normally meets term time only for about 1½ hours and usually starts with a gathering known as Grand Howl. The Pack is divided into small teams known as Sixes, each one has a Sixer and a Seconder to lead them. The adult in charge of a Cub Pack is called Akela, as in this section the leaders often all have a name taken from the “Jungle Book”.
The weekly meetings cover a range of activities that combine the fun element of scouting with learning essential practical skills, whilst gaining knowledge about their local community and the wider world. By taking part in all these opportunities the Cubs can earn a range of badges. Some Cub Packs also take part in the Children’s University.
Cubs also offer activities outside of the weekly Pack meetings. They take part in trips, adventurous activities, sleepovers and camps – sometimes locally and sometimes much further afield. This might be just their Cub Pack or with other Sections too.
Around the age of 10 1/2 Cub Scouts move from the Cub Pack up into the Scout Troop
More information is available on the Scout Association website.