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Being a Cub

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Learn the Lingo

Cub Scouts – Cubs are young people usually aged between 8 and 10½ years old. Young people can join in the 6 months leading up to their eighth birthday. They can move to the next section, Scouts, between 10 years old and 11 years old.

Pack – Cubs meet together in their section which is known as a Cub Scout ‘Pack’.

Sixes – Cubs may be split into smaller groups called ‘Sixes’ to carry out activities and tasks together.

Sixer – Normally an older cub in charge of a Six

2nd-er – Assistant to the Sixer

Nights Away – Our Pack aims to organise at least one weekend residential event per year, known as a ‘Night Away’ from home.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

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Completing the award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

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Cub Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Cub Promise

Moving up to Scouts

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Cubs and embrace your next big adventure.

Find out about Scouts

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Learn about what to wear in Cubs Badge Placement

Cub leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.

Find out about volunteering