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Cub Scouts

Cubs, or Cub Scouts are boys and girls between the ages of 8 years and 10½ years. They are divided into small groups called "Sixes". Each Six is led by a Sixer with help from a Seconder. Some packs have a Senior Sixer, usually the oldest Cub just preparing to join Scouts.


You probably know that Cubs earn badges. These are usually red, with a yellow border and circular. These can be for a whole range of subjects from Animal Lover to Writer and from Computer to World Conservationist. There are also Challenge badges to be earned. These include Outdoor Challenge and Fitness Challenge.

The highest award is the Chief Scout's Silver Award.


Cubs enjoy adventurous activities. The Cubs are able to try out many adventurous activities such as Abseiling, Air Rifle Shooting, Archery and Canoeing, as well as going Camping and Hiking. All activites are supervised by National Governing Body qualified instructors, many of whom are Scouters themselves.

Cubs also go on outings, to Marwell Zoo and Legoland for example.