Cub Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years
From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spead to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.
Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a “look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.
Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.
Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the pack as young as 7 1/2, for example they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is a space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by the Cub and Beaver Scout leaders.
At Wardle, the Cub Scout Pack can have up to 24 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
Cubs will generally go outdoors from Easter until the end of September.
Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Cubs meet on Wednesdays from 19:00 until 20:30 and on Fridays from 19:15 until 20:45
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.
There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing.
Cubs are encouraged to work towards their Chief Scout Silver Award. To gain the award the Cubs work towards seven Challenge Awards and gain at least six Activity or Staged Activity badges. In reality, Wardle Cubs gain lots and lots of Activity and Staged Activity badges.