Cubs (8 to 10½ years)

Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up new opportunities.

Being a Cub Scout

Cubs are for boys and girls ages 8 to 10½ years old.

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s the basics you need to know.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

Badges and awards

Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

What Cubs wear

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Note to existing members: You can see exactly where badges should go using OSM.

The Cub volunteers

All of our adults are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.

No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

YoungPeople working together

Get involved

Interested in finding out more and maybe joining in?

For Young People:
Complete our joining form and someone will get in touch.

For Adults interested in joining in:
Please have a look at Find out about volunteering.