Cubs (8 to 101/2): Learn new skills and have adventures

May 21 Update: Demand to join Cubs goes beyond our capability to provide places and we now have a first come waiting list to join. We need new volunteers to help increase the number of places. If you can commit to joining as a volunteer we can reduce the waiting list and will be able consider fast tracking your child.

Cubs are a group of young people who:
  • Learn new skills and try new things
  • Have adventures outdoors
  • Make new friends and have fun
  • Help others and think about the world around them

Beavers is the second step in the Scouting journey for young people. Cub packs of 20 -25 young people meet every week led by trained adult volunteers, or Cub Leaders. The main leader is traditionally called Akela after the wise leader of the wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling’s famous Jungle Book.

We have two mixed Packs, Tiw Cubs meet on a Tuesday at 6.45pm and Woden Cubs meet on Wednesday at 6.45pm. You can indicate a preference or no preference when you make an enquiry.

Cubs are also organised into smaller groups, called sixes, and work together on activities and games learning new skills and having fun. Each six is led by a Sixers who are older Cubs who are chosen to take on leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new people to the Pack, being extra helpful on camp, or taking charge of a particular game or activity.

Cubs learn by actually doing things like how to cook a simple meal or how to give someone basic first aid. The most important skills they’ll start to learn at Cubs though are character skills encouraging independence, integrity, and initiative, and courage to try new things. Cubs go camping, ice skating, climbing, adventure coursing, grass sledging, cycling, have camp fires and play lots of games too.

Cubs make a promise to their fellow Cubs when they are invested, usually a month or so after their first visit. They wear a green uniform top and our group green and white scarf and work towards challenge and activity badges as they progress.

Cubs: Encouraging everyday adventure! (2mins)

Cubs really is for everyone, boys and girls, regardless of ability, disability, race, religion, background or income. All we ask is that our young people uphold our values and work as a team. Together they’ll make an impact in their own community too, through activities such as litter picking, collecting donations for a foodbank, or planting trees in a neighbouring park.

Demand to join Cubs goes beyond our capability to provide places and we operate a waiting list to join. We always need new volunteers to help as and increase the number of Cubs we can accept.

If you can commit to joining our team of volunteers, we will be able to accept your child straightaway.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls