Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½ years old.
They are easily distinguished by their dark green sweatshirt and Group Scarf, and make up the largest Section of Scouting in the United Kingdom.
Baden-Powell's original intention was that Scouting should be for boys between the ages of 11 and 18. But younger boys, seeing the fun and adventure older brothers and friends were having as Scouts, began asking to join too. However, the physical development and interests of boys differ considerably over and under the age of 11, and Baden-Powell appreciated that training must therefore be designed on quite separate although complementary lines.
In 1914 'Junior Scouts' were announced and in 1916, they became 'Wolf Cubs'. In 1966, as part of a modernisation plan, a number of sweeping changes were introduced in preparation for the years ahead and the Section became known as Cub Scouts. New proficiency and training schemes were introduced and the Cub Scout Law and Promise revised.
Following an update in the early nineties, the Cub Scout Section has changed again within the introduction of the new 6-25 programme. With a fresh new image, cartoon mascots and an exciting and balanced programme of activities, which for the first time included girls as well as boys, the Cub Scout Section is as strong as ever. There are currently some 142,589 Cub Scouts in the United Kingdom.
Our Cubs meet at the Woodside during term times