Ages 8 - 10½

Friday 18:15 - 19:30

Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up a whole other world.

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Being a Cub is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways.

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Badges and Awards

The Cubs work towards various activity and challenge badges, which contribute to their Chief Scout Silver Award. There are badges for a huge range of activities including snow sports, archery, athletics, creativity, cooking and even computer coding!

More information on awards


Once your child has been to a few meetings and has learned about Cubs, they will be invested into the Pack. This is when they will need their own green Cubs jumper which can be bought online from the Scout Store. During the investiture ceremony your child will be presented with their green necker (scarf) and the core badges. The badges should be placed as per the diagram above.

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Promise, Law and Motto

Scouting is a values based organisation open to people of all religions, and those of no religion. The UK Association have published a handy guide to help you understand the purpose of the Cub Scout Promise, Law and Motto:

Promise Explained

Moving up to Scouts

Between the ages of 10 and 11, it's usually time for Cubs to move up to Scouts which meets on Fridays 19:30 - 21:00.

Moving on to Scouts is a really exciting time, but you might also feel a little sad about saying farewell to some of your fellow Cubs. This is an understandable reaction to change and it’s okay to feel nervous and unsure.

In the run up to your last night at Cubs, your Cub leader will talk to your new Scout leader – who you may have already met during joint activities. Together, they’ll make the move as easy as possible for you.

Although most Cubs move up to Scouts between the ages of 10 and 11, leaders can be flexible in cases where a Cub may need a bit more time due to additional needs or exceptional circumstances. Generally, they'll also have a think about when your friends are moving, and time things so that you can start your new adventure together where possible.

Find out more about Scouts