A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs can be between 8 and 10½ years old. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
We run a 2 year programme designed to take a young person through a series of challenges and activities that provide fun, learning and individual development. The programme is run during weekly meetings, at events we run throughout the year and activities individuals can undertake at home. We focus on a series of programme zones and apply a range of methods against each zone to deliver the programme. The bottom line we are looking for is the cub scouts having fun, getting on with others, completing activities, keeping the scout promise, achieving personal development, working well together and taking responsibility.
Badges and Awards
Visual and formal recognition of achievement is through badges and awards which signify milestones, level of attainment and completion of significant challenges.
At the bottom of the page you can download the Cubs badge book which has compiled all of the badges and criteria for earning them for easy local reference. These are also outlined in the Cubs PowerPack which is used to track attainment.
There are four main areas of badge and award attainment for Cubs: Core, Activity, Challenge and Partnership . Our goal is to help a Cub achieve the Chief Scout Silver award before they become a Scout and this means achieving the challenge badges and good cross section of the activity badges. Summarised below is an overview of each area of attainment with a link back to the Scout Association website where these badges are detailed in more detail.
There are many Activity badges available, allowing Cubs to show their progress in existing pursuits, or to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. A selection of the badges available are below. Please click on any of the badges below to be taken to a summary of what is needed to earn them
These badge can be earned throughout their time in Scouting across each section and show an increasing level of attainment in each category
Gaining a Challenge award involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world. Click on any of the badges below to be taken to a summary of what is needed to earn them.Partnership Awards
The partnership encourage link ups with similar sections in different parts of the world and the wider community.
These awards encourage the cub to link up with another Section within our own Scout Group, a Section in another group, or another youth group or organisation, to work together on a project that will help other people.
The positioning of the badges on the cub uniform can be seen by following this link.