Cub Scouts (8 – 10 yrs)*
Cub Scouts is the second section into Scouts. It’s for boys and girls aged 8 to 10* and it’s all about adventure!
*These ages may vary up to 6 months.
Life as a Cub Scout
If you enjoy fun, games and learning new skills then you’ll love being a Cub Scout! Life as a Cub Scout is full of adventure and teamwork. As a member of a ‘Six’ you and your Pack will work together to explore the world. Your Cub Scout Leader will help you along the way and encourage you to participate in Scouting activities. You’ll learn life-long skills and participate in the Cub Scouts Award Scheme and earn badges, make friends and have fun!
What Can I Do in Cub Scouts?
• Enjoy bush walks
• Learn water-safety skills
• Orienteer and learn to read maps and compasses
• Perform team activities and meet individual challenges
• Go camping with your friends
• Learn about First Aid
• Play imaginative games
• Be a part of exciting team relays
• Perform in plays and skits
• Show your creativity in art and craft sessions
• Learn practical skills like knots and construction
• Discover our environment
Cub Scout Meetings
Cub Scout Packs usually meet once a week at their local Scout or community hall. The trained Cub Scout Leader and their assistants are in charge of ensuring that the Cub Scouts work well together and challenge themselves to do their best, while also meeting the development program goals for the week. The Leaders encourage their Cubs to use their imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. Cub Scout meetings are full of energy and fun and our Cubs go home with the confidence and the abilities to face whatever challenges or goals they set for themselves.
Cub Scout Uniforms
The uniform for Cub Scouts consists of a blue shirt with yellow sleeves and collar.
They also wear the Queensland maroon scarf.
Cub Scout Award Scheme
The major components of the Cub Scout Award Scheme are the Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang badges. To earn each of these badges, Cub Scouts must complete at least ten challenges under the guidance of Leaders.
Cub Scouts can set challenges for themselves to earn Achievement Badges from the areas of Arts and Literature, Nature, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation, and Our World. There are also a number of Special Interest badges.
Grey Wolf Award: This is the pinnacle of achievement in the Cub Scout Section. To earn the Grey Wolf Award a Cub Scout must hold a Gold Boomerang badge, participate in a minimum of four outdoor activities and attend two Pack Councils in the previous 12 months, complete four Level 2 Achievement badges (one from each category) and one Special Interest badge, and develop and present a resource for the Six or Pack based on the Cub Scout's understanding of The Jungle Book.