Cub Scouts (8-10.5)
Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up a whole other world.
Who are the Cubs?
Cubs are young people who join the section aged between 8 and 10 ½ years old.
At Cubs we participate in many different activites that help to…
- Develop new skills
- Try new things
- Spend quality time outdoors
- Have lots of fun and adventures
- Make new friends and get to know different people
As a Cub we also like to work with our local community and help other people.
What makes the 3rd South West Cheshire (Wolverton) special?
Our Cub Pack at the 3rd is one of the most active in South West Cheshire. Although last year’s lockdowns prevented normal meetings for much of the year, we were the first Group to resume activities as soon as restrictions were eased.
During lockdown our Cubs meet up regularly using a secure version of Zoom and we offer suggestions for activities and badges that they can complete at home. We are also ready to resume face-to-face activities in line with regulations as soon as restrictions are eased.
Every Wednesday at 18:30 until 20:00 we hold a meeting in our Cub Pack and take part in different activites at the hut or out on an adventure. At the 3rd we make sure that all of our Cubs have the opportunity to take part in lots of different challenges and see them achieve anything they set their minds to.
What do our Cubs get up to?
Being a Cub is all about trying new things in a fun environment with your friends. Cubs will grow and learn more than they ever imagine!
Activites we get up include (but definitely not limited to)…
- Adventurous activites (Kayaking, sailing, hiking, climbing and more!)
- Craft activites including taking part in District competitions
- Camping overnight – telling stories round a campfire, learning to cook and plenty of fires with Smores!
- Survival skills – shelter building, firewood collecting, compass and map work!
- Social action work – working with out community to better the lives of others and learning about Global Issues.
What should I wear?
On your first night at Cubs, you’ll be taking part in lots of activities, and should just wear something you feel comfortable in. If we are going off site we will let you know with plenty of notice, usually they will need hiking boots/ wellies with clothes that don’t matter getting dirty!
Eventually, you’ll get your own Cub uniform to wear to meetings and camps. Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone to feel a part of the Pack. It also gives you a place to show off all the badges you earn!
For Cubs, the uniform consists of a green sweatshirt with your badges sewn on and a Black and red necker to represent your local group. There are lots of other optional accessories you can wear such as hats, hoodies, navy blue trousers or shorts. Uniform can either be bought from our Scout shop on Bedford Street in Crewe. If you’re not sure where to start, adult volunteers can give you more information about what to buy and where to buy it.
How much does it cost?
The cost of going to Cubs is £12 a month, starting after a 3 week trial period. This fee covers the cost of the upkeep of the Cub meeting place and funding all of their badges. Trips, camps and activities that take place away from the usual meeting place are usually charged separately.
Cubs is designed to be an accessible and affordable way for young people to learn lots of new skills through a single membership. Nobody should feel excluded from Cub activities because of money worries. If they’re concerned about costs, adults should speak to their local leader in confidence, to see what they can do to help. In most cases, support is available to make sure nobody misses out.