8 to 10 ½ years – 5.45pm to 7.15pm
Cubs are open to both boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 10 ½ years. From Cubs progression can be made within the group to Scouts (10 ½ to 14 years) and Explorers (14 to 18 years).
All Cubs wear a uniform. This consists of group neckerchief, a green sweatshirt and a green polo-shirt. The sweatshirt and polo-shirt can be purchased at either the Scout Shop (which is situated in the grounds of the Coopers Hill Community Centre – open Monday evening 7.00pm to 8.00pm term time only) or at the School Uniform shop in town.
The group neckerchief and Cubs Handbook are purchased by you from us and cost £10.00. All Cubs will be presented with a woggle at the investiture.
This will take place after your child has attended at least three meetings. This is a formal welcome to the pack. In general, this will take place at the end of a pack meeting. The pack will stand in a circle with the Cub Scout Leader. Each new Cub will in turn be invited up front to make their promise. The Cub Scout will recite the promise after the leader (Akela). Akela will then present the cub with his group scarf, woggle, group badges and handbook. The cub will then shake hands with Akela.
The Cub Scout Promise
“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
“A Cub Scout always does their best, thinks of others before themselves and does a good turn every day.”
Each Cub pack has a traditional way of welcoming all the Cubs to the meeting. This is known as the Grand Howl
- The Cubs are called to form a semi-circle around Akela.
- Akela then stretches out his/her arms to the side and lowers the arms – this is the signal to begin.
- The pack squats and shouts “Akela We’ll do our best”.
- The lead cub stands and say “Cubs, do your best”.
- The pack stands up, salutes and says in return “We will do our best”.
- At the end of the meeting all Cubs for a semi-circle.
- Any notices to parents, reminders about church parade, summer camp, etc. are given out at this point.
Through-out the year, the Cubs are invited to join in a variety of extra activities. These include district lead events e.g. football tournament, district quiz and Cub activity days; or group based activities e.g. summer camp. Information about these events are sent out via cub post and reminders are given at the end of each meeting. A termly newsletter is also sent out.