Cubs

Welcome to the Cub Scout section of our County website!

‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!’

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. 
There is flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 7½ , and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11, For further information including information on further flexibility for young people with special needs, please refer to Age range and flexibility page

Nikki Parr
Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts)

Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts in 2016

In 2016 we will commemorate one hundred years of the Cub Scout section with local and national celebrations. To help you celebrate we've produced four resource packs full of programme ideas and activities to help you make the most of this amazing year. They're designed to support different events and opportunities throughout 2016, as well as offering a whole years worth of programme ideas that you can use in your Pack.

Cub Scouts themselves have a massive role to play in this special year. The resources will help you get them involved in the planning, and to help choose and organise the activities, whilst also working towards gaining badges and awards.

We encourage Cub Scouts and Leaders to celebrate our journey of adventure in 2016. Highlights during 2016 will include:

  • The Cubs100 Badge and related merchandise from Scout Shops.

  • Resources packed full of activity ideas for Leaders and Cub Scouts to use throughout the year. (16 December 2015)

  • Adventure camps that will encourage Cub Scouts to experience new adventurous activities. Merseyside's will be a special Wingding 100 Camp!

  • The Promise Party: a national celebration that will include a Promise renewal, to be held on 16 December 2016 at 7.16pm (19:16) to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub Scout section.

The best way to find out what Cubs get up to is to find your nearest Scout Group and go and see for yourself! Email County Officeand we will put you in contact with a local Cub Scout Pack.

What do they wear?

Cub Scouts wear a full uniform. Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Cub Scout. For instance, people can tell what Pack you belong to by looking at the colour of your scarf.

The uniform consists of:
Dark green long sleeved sweatshirt
Group Scarf
Blue Activity Trousers/Skirt (optional)

Cub Scout activities are a combination of learning and having fun. They learn about themselves and how to look after themselves, they get to know people from their local community. They find out about life in other countries and explore through organised activities. They care by helping those around them.

The Cub Scout programme and activities are based onseven Programme Zones, these are:
starOutdoor Scouting
starFitness
starDiscovering the World around You
starCreative
starBeliefs & Attitudes
starCaring and Community
starGlobal

What badges do Cubs have?

Cub Scouts can gain a wide range of badges and awards.

Every Cub wears a set of badges to identify themselves. They have a Membership Badge to show they are in Scouting, a District and County Badge along with a group Name Tape to show which Scout Group they come from.

Every now and then there are special events that allow you to wear a special badge for a short period of time. These normally stay on your uniform for around a year. When the time comes to remove the badge you can add it to your collection. Many Cubs keep a collection of badges and may even add them to a 'camp blanket' which makes a good talking piece when you wear it around the campfire.

How do I join?

Perhaps you know a friend who is a Cub . . . ask them if you can come along to a Pack Night meeting and see what all the fuss is about. You can also contact your local Scout Group through our County Office email Office@merseysidescouts.com and we will contact you with the relevant details.

Most groups will be glad to let you stay for a night or two to see what it is like. If you enjoy Scouting (and many people do!) you can find out how to become a full member from the leaders at your chosen group.

Cub Scout Promise

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to my God and to The Queen
to help other people and to keep the Cub Scout Law

Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best
think of others before themselves
and do a good turn every day.

Contact the Cub Scout Team

Should you require assistance, or for more information on Cub Scouting on Merseyside please contact.

Nikki Parr
(ACC Cub Scouts)

Cubs Gallery

West Wirral Fire Themed St Georges Day 2017

West Wirral Fire Themed St Georges Day 2017

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The Best of Wingding 100

The Best of Wingding 100

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Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 4

Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 4

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Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 3

Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 3

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Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 2

Big Adventure Weekend - Gallery 2

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Upcoming Events...

12th September 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

ADC Cub Scouts Meeting - Tea Factory

16th September 2017, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Getting Started Training Course - St Vincents School Yew Tree Lane Liverpool L12 9HN

28th September 2017, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

County AGM - FACT Liverpool

6th - 8th October 2017,

Feast of the Lanterns 2017 - Tawd Vale

20th - 22nd October 2017, 11.15am

Jamboree on the Internet/Air (JOTI/JOTA) 2017 - Worldwide

21st October 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Section Essentials Training Course - Christ Church Bebington - Community Centre Kings Road CH63 8LX