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Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement and membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. Scouting is designed to be flexible to support all young people to take part, achieve and reach their full potential. When joining a Section, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers, the young person should be encouraged to progress through Scouting with their peers. Scout groups will make reasonable adjustments and work in partnership with parents and carers to identify young people's needs and plan support strategies.

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Age Ranges
From: 8 years old
To: 10 years old

Last updated 21/08/2023