Are you aged between 8 and 10 1/2 ?
There are plenty of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them well you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform. Cub Scouts also go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean sleeping in a tent and doing outdoor activities
Baden-Powell’s original intention was that Scouting should be for boys between the ages of 11 and 18. But younger boys, seeing the fun and adventure older brothers and friends were having as Scouts, began asking to join too. However, the physical development and interests of boys differ considerably over and under the age of 11, and Baden-Powell appreciated that training must therefore be designed on quite separate and distinctive lines although being complementary to each other. In 1914 ’Junior Scouts’ were announced and in 1916, they became ’Wolf Cubs’.
In 1966, as part of a ’modernisation’ plan, a number of sweeping changes were introduced in preparation for the years ahead and the Section became known as Cub Scouts. New proficiency and Training schemes were introduced and the Cub Scout Law and Promise revised.
In 1991, the Cub Scout Training Programme was updated again, based on the themes of Challenge & Adventure.
Even after 80 years, the magic is as strong as ever. There are nearly a quarter of a million Cub Scouts, boys and girls, in the United Kingdom, and there could be many thousands more, but for the lack of sufficient adult Leaders in some areas.