Cubs at 1st Lightwater
“My pack is brilliant, I’ve tried loads of new stuff and we have so much fun!”
Cubs (male or female) are aged between 8 and 10½ years of age. In Lightwater we have two Cub Packs:
- Seeonee (Monday)
- Waingunga (Wednesday)
This junior section to Scouts was set up in 1914 by Lord Baden Powell and named Wolf Cubs. The name has since changed to Cub Scouts but the principles have been carried through to this day. This includes the use of themes from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Which is why you’ll hear your cubs call their leaders by the names from this literature.
What we do
Lots of fun activities are part of the programme, such as swimming, music, exploring, campfires, computing and collecting. There are also trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. As well as going on pack holiday, always a firm favourite!
Badges are awarded for a whole variety of life skills and activities. The top award in this section is the Chief Scout Silver Award. Many of our Cubs achieve this, so why not give it a go?
We wear the full cub uniform – dark green cub sweatshirt, scarf and woggle (colour depends on which Six(team) you are in). Quite a lot of the time we will get changed into our ‘scruffs’ for activities; which means getting changed into the Lightwater maroon t-shirt, available to purchase from a leader.
If you enjoy your first few weeks within the Cub Pack then you’ll undertake an investiture, taking the Cub Scout promise and agreeing to the Cub Scout law.
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.
The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.