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All you need to know about Cubs

Who are Cubs?

Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who:

  • Master new skills and try new things

  • Have fun and go on adventures

  • Make friends

  • Are curious about the world around them

  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond

Every week, we gather as a Packs to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities and having lots of fun along the way.

What do we do?

Going on adventures

Race down a river. Tell stories by torchlight. Fall asleep beneath the stars. Alongside being at the HQ, you’ll spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. Together, you might build a den in your local park, or create an edible raft out of sweets, or go on a moonlit hike through your hometown. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Cub is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Learning new skills

Cubs learn by doing, and so will you. Some of the skills you develop will be practical, like knowing how to cook a delicious meal or give someone first aid. Others will allow you to become a master at your chosen hobby, or help you to succeed in whichever job you decide to do when you grow up. But the most important skills you’ll learn at Cubs are the ones that will make you feel confident and happy in your own skin. We call these character skills, and they include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. Whatever skills you’d like to learn, it’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.

Helping others and the community 

As Cubs, we work as a team to help other people. Together, you’ll learn about global issues and what we can all do to help solve them. We also make an impact in our own community of Bassett, through activities such as liter picking, collecting donations for a food bank, or planting trees. Our latest venture is 'Bees for Bassett', we are trying to get bee boxes placed in varies locations around the local area.

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How does Cubs work?

All Cubs are members of the global Scout family. Closer to home, they’re also part of the 7th Southampton (Bassett) Scout Group, alongside our Squirrels, Beavers and Scouts.

 

Leaders

The Pack is led by adult Cub Leaders named after animals from the Rudyard Kipling novel 'The Jungle Book'.  They all have roles within the Pack.

Our Leaders are...

  • Akela - Wolf (Cub Scout Leader)

  • Mang - Bat (Assistant Cub Scout Leader)

  • Ikki - Porcupine (Assistant Cub Scout Leader)

  • Baloo - Bear (Sectional Assistant)

  • Kaa - Snake (Sectional Assistant)

  • Cubby - Teddy Bear (Mascot)

As well as the Cub Leaders, other adults may come and run specialist activities or share their skills. Other Young People aged 14 to 18 might help out too, these are Young Leaders.

 

Sixes

Within the Pack, Cubs are also part of a Six.

A Six is a smaller group of Cubs, headed up by a Sixer and a Seconder. Sixers and Seconders are Cub Scouts who are chosen to take on Leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new members to the Pack, being extra helpful on camp, or taking charge of a particular game or activity. Sixes are differentiated by their different coloured Woggles. We have six Sixes in our Pack Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and Orange. Each Six works towards points by completing activates and doing well in inspection.

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