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.
Young people join Cubs when they are 8 years old and are expected to move on to Scouts when they are around 10 1/2 years old. Most of the activities form part of a badge requirement. This can be a challenge badge which forms part of our Balanced Program or an Activity Badge which is of interest to the young Cubs. During the 2 1/2 years that they in Cubs they are given the opportunity to complete the Challenge Badges and be awarded the Chief Scouts Silver Award.
We encourage the parents to become involved with the section so they can be part of the development of thier children. Yes we do see a change in them during the time they are with us. It helps with the running of the section if we have a good number of adults helping each week and if the parents move through the group with the young people everybody knows each other.