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 Queen,
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
My eldest daughter started Beavers at Buckingham Park when she was six and she absolutely loved it. When her time at Beavers was coming to an end, and they were looking for volunteers to restart the cub pack at Buckingham Park, I jumped at the chance to get involved as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.
I am a mother of two, a keen camper and my day job is as a Cartographer (I draw maps), so I feel that these things have let me embrace scouting. During my months of training at other packs and cub camps and then when our own Cub Pack started at Easter 2016, I know that I certainly made the right choice in working with these young people. I am looking forward to my continual training which in turn means an exciting and ever broadening program for the cubs.
Once a Young Leader from Matrix ESU, now, a leader for the group
Started as a Sectional Assistant with Beavers and then moved up to Cubs