The Cub Scout Promise
There are a number of variations of the Cub Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.
(Which Can be found here).
I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God
and to the King,
to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.
The Cub Scout Law:
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.
‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!’
For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½.
There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.
A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Further information about badges and awards for the Cub section can be found below
I started my scouting journey in India in Year 6 went on to becoming the school's Guides captain and then the District Captain. I finished my schooling in Class 12 as a President award Guide( Equivalent to Queens/King's Scout) in 1995. While I was studying for my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, I was a part of NSS, National Service Scheme. When I had my first son, I joined the 1st Middleton Group in Milton Keynes as a parent volunteer and was roped in, very quickly, to be a Assistant Section Leader( Raksha), as it typically happens 😂. He is now a scout. And my second son is a Beaver as well. I hold a Masters in Geographical Information Science and a Software Systems Engineer during the day. But in the evenings I love nothing more than spending time with and for kids, mine and others, engaging them in Math, Science, Tamil ( my mother tongue), nature and stories.It's safe to say scouting and volunteering have always been a part of my life for a very long time. I can say I am what I am because of the experiences I gained through my scouting in the formative years. I am very passionate about passing on the traditions and life skills to the new generation of cub scouts.
Once a Young Leader from Matrix ESU, now, a leader for the group
I started my scouting journey in West Berkshire back in 2010, initially becoming a Cub Scout, Scout, Explorer Scout and then a Young Leader. I was driven to join Scouting when both my Dad and Grandad were Scout Leaders.I took a pause for several years during my A-Levels and first job, several years later, I moved to Aylesbury before Christmas 2022 and was introduced to the Buckingham Park Cub Group through a local school fete. Volunteering has always been something I have enjoyed and loved getting involved in, putting something back into the community for people to enjoy.Outside of Scouting, I work for the public service in the legal sector and I'm currently studying my undergraduate degree in Criminology & Law, with the view to becoming qualified for practice in the future. In my spare time, I enjoy taking up volunteering opportunities, studying in the British Library, travelling to different places and spending time with the family.