Cub Scouts Law

Cub Scouts always do their best,
Think of others before themselves,
And do a good turn every day.

Cub Scouts Promise

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


Cub Scouts are girls and boys aged between 8 and 10½, who make up the third section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

Structure and Organisation

A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into smaller groups of six called Sixes. Each Six is named after a colour with a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

The recommended maximum size of a Cub Scout Pack is 36 Cub Scouts. To meet local circumstances this maximum number may be increased, either in the long term or the short term with the agreement of the Group Scout Leader.

Uniform & Badge Placement


Cubs will usually meet on Fridays during term time from 6.00pm – 7.30pm.


During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

More Information

If you would like to find more information about being a Cub please find a link to the Cubs pages on the main Scouts website here.


Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7 ½ if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by Cub and Beaver Scout leaders. If you would like to enroll a cub, please complete our join form.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls