Cubs (8-10½ yrs)

For Cub Scouts, 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. Cub Scouts are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

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 (this is in discussion with and at the discretion of the Leader’s Team). 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.

Structure

A Cub Pack is 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 Pack. They provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.

Activities

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 Scout section can be found here.

Joining

Cub Scouts at 9th Bangor have opportunities available for new members but you can contact us at 9thbangorscoutgroup@gmail.com for more details or to put your young person’s name on the waiting list