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Cub Scouts

Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends
The Cub Section is the third section of the Scout Association for young people aged 8-10½.

We aim to provide a fun range of activities which give the Cubs a chance to run around, learn interesting things, do activities in groups and on their own, play sports and games, make things, visit new places, meet other Cubs, go on group and district camps, earn badges etc. and we aim to do all this in the spirit of friendship.

Recognised by their green sweatshirts, Cub Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. We have a strong Cub Pack with lots of young people enjoying excitement and adventures.

There are lots of awards and badges to be gained which adds to the excitement of completing the requirements, earning self-belief, confidence and being proud of their accomplishments both within cubs and with their activities and sports outside cubs. The cubs also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps as well as sleepovers. For some a cub camp may be the first time they spend a night under canvas so it’s a real adventure for them!

The Chief Scout Silver is the highest and most prestigious award a Cub can earn. It is earned by the Cub earning all seven Challenge Award badges, six activity or staged activity badges and have taken an active part in at least three night away on camp or at a sleepover.

Being a Cub

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

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Completing the award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

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Cub Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Cub Promise

Moving up to Scouts

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Cubs and embrace your next big adventure.

Find out about Scouts

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Learn about what to wear in Cubs Badge Placement

Cub leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.

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Challenge Awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing several more challenging tasks within the pack. There are several challenge badges across several themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on challenge awards.

Activity Badges

Activity badges allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. Some of the activity badges are covered during Pack activities but you can achieve others in your own time.

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on challenge awards.

Staged Activity Badges

Staged activity badges give Cub Scouts the chance to try something new or get better at something they already know. Cubs can choose the right stage for their skills rather than age.  With staged activities Cubs get to try the same challenges as Beavers, Scouts and Explorers. They can jump ahead to a higher stage if they are ready.

Follow this link to the Scout Association web pages for full information on activity badges.

To find your nearest Cub Pack in Bradford South click here

It’s easy to find out where all your hard-earned badges go, just have a look at the image below: