Deeside Cubs


We recently had a birthday party!

Cubs were 100 years old this year.

We all went to Braemar and had a wonderful time.

Cubs are for boys and girls aged between 8-10½ years old.  
They are the second section in the Scouting family.

At the discretion of the Pack, the earliest joining age is 7½ years old and latest leaving age is on their 11th birthday.  This allows young people to join and leave at a convenient time in the session i.e. start or end of a term. 

Cubs move onto Scouts when they are aged between 10½ and 11 years old. 

Cubs meet in Packs.  Girls and boys can join either by direct entry into a Pack, or by moving up from our junior section - the Beaver Colony.

Cubs enjoy adventures while making new friends along the way.  As well as regular weekly meetings, Cubs also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. 

Girls and boys in Cubs:

go camping
try adventurous activities - such as climbing, sailing and archery
explore the outdoors
play games
meet people from their local communities
experience the culture of other countries
keep themselves and others safe

For taking part in activities Cubs earn badges and awards including the Cubs highest award, the Chief Scout’s Silver Award, as well as having fun and making friends.

Cubs also gain awards for leadership, teamwork, personal development, and in Scotland, for awareness of their Scottish heritage through the Cub Scouts Scottish Challenge Badge. 

The Cub programme is based around three main themes:

outdoor and adventure
world
skills

Packs run interesting, diverse and high quality programmes enabling every Cub to experience activities in each of these three programme themes.

Cubs work in small groups called Sixes, each of which is led by an older Cub Scout, called a Sixer, and assisted by a Seconder.  Each Six is identified by a coloured neckerchief woggle.