Cub Scouts (8-10.5)
Cub Scouts is where the traditional view of Scouting beings; camping, rafting, knots and woodcraft, but of course it’s much more than that!
Cub Scouts start to experience the more adventurous things that Scouting has to offer, from our regular camps to more challenging camps during the winter or camps where the Cubs are able to plan and run parts of the camp, especially the cooking! Cubs can also be more adventurous on the water, learning Canoeing and Kayaking, more challenging climbing and night hikes.
During our more regular meetings Cubs will learn about the environment, vital first aid skills, how to safely use tools, cooking, and much more. But through all this adventure and learning, our Cub Scouts figure out how to work in teams, how to look after each other, how to stretch themselves and face up to challenges and, we hope, how to be the best young men and women they can be. Cubs welcomes boys and girls of any ability, disability or extra need.
A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts, in West London we try and keep the numbers below 30. Each pack is split into smaller groups called Sixes. The Sixes are each run by a Sixer and a Seconder, and each Six will work together as a team nor many activities, fostering teamwork, interplay and communication. Friendly competition is encouraged within and between each Six, teaching the Cubs important life-skills along the way.
In West London we make use of the varied environment for activities ranging from orienteering to community engagement, and encourage activities and camps at a district level between the packs based at different groups. We give Cubs every opportunity we can to grow and develop.