Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts are young people usually aged between eight and ten and a half years old. They belong to the second section in the Scouting family.

Young people can join Cub Scouts in the three months leading up to their eighth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Scouts, when they are ready, usually at ten and a half years old but sometimes can be up to their eleventh birthday.

What do Cubs get up to?

There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

The Cub Scout Promise is:

  • I promise that I will do my best
  • To do my duty to God and to the Queen
  • To help other people
  • And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law is:

  • Cub Scouts always do their best
  • Think of others before themselves
  • And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto is:

  • Be Prepared


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