Scouts logo

Meeting times
Joining External link


« Back



Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people.

Cub Scout you get opportunities to learn and take part in activities like swimming, computing, collecting, sports and exploring. They get badges for doing the activities properly. Cub Scouts will also take part on days out and get the opportunity to go camping and doing lots of outdoor activities.

Age range: 8 to 10½ years old

The Cub Scout promise:

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law

When a Beaver reaches the age of 8 they have the opportunity to move on to Cubs

The Cub Scout uniform may be purchased from The Official Scout Shop or from John Lewis in Newcastle.

Badge placement diagram for Cubs (PDF)