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Cub Scouts

For Boys and Girls Aged 9 to 10

Cub Scouts typically meet once a week during school terms. At  meetings they play team games and learn Scouting skills like hiking, camping, knots, first aid, cooking and more.The real adventure is in the outdoors – hill walks up mountains, treasure hunts, one, two or three night camps, litter-picking, parading on Saint Patrick’s Day, hostel trips, and sometimes overseas trips.

Children of this age love the outdoors. National events for Cubs include JamÓige – a big camp held every four years for Beavers and Cubs – and the National Cub Challenge each year. There are also lots of events run by the Scout County and Scout Province.

Cubs are a little older than Beavers and can take more responsibility. Cubs work in small teams called Sixes which are led by a Cub Scout – called a Sixer – and an assistant called a Seconder. Adult leaders ensure every child has a turn in these roles. Cubs will be involved in planning and running some of their own meetings & activities. They take part in planning their own camps – for example deciding on the menu and doing some cooking on camp, and deciding which activities to do.

Adventure Quest

Cub have maps that they can explore. They plan adventures around the themes of different locations . Desert Island survival in the Caribbean? Building maze games like traps in the Pyramids? Build a roman aqueduct to get water from one end of the camp to another?

Skills

Cubs continue working on Adventure Skills and Special Interest Skills. They will be going on longer hikes and camps that the Beavers and taking more responsibility for organisation and planning their adventures.