About the Cub Section

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About the Cub Section

The Cub Scout section meets on a Monday evening from 6.30pm until 8:00pm

Age Range

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.


Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7 1/2 if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by Cub and Beaver Scout leaders.


During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting.
There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.

Structure and organisation

A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.
The recommended maximum size of a Cub Scout Pack is 36 Cub Scouts. To meet local circumstance this maximum number may be increased, either in the long term or the short term with the agreement of the Group Scout Leader.

Cub Code of Conduct

The Cub section has a ‘code of conduct as follows:
• Be quiet and respectful at flag break and down
• Use common sense
• Listen to others
• Take part in activities
• Set an example to one another
• Wear smart uniform when asked
• Respect each other and property
• Follow instructions given by leaders
• Know the scout law and to your best to keep it
• Don’t hurt each other

For further information please contact the Group Scout Leader: gsl@151-bristol-scouts.co.uk