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Cub Scouts or Cubs are boys and girls aged 8 to 10 1/2. Cub Scout Packs form the middle section of a Scout Group, with the Beaver Colony below and the Scout Troop above. The Cubs within the pack are separated into sixes, ideally of five or seven members with a Sixer and Seconder to lead the six.

Cubs meet on a Thursday evening between 18:30 – 20:00

Cubs get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, exploring computing, experimenting and collecting. Cub Scouts also go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm.

Cubs often go camping with the rest of their pack. This means they sleep in tents and get to try lots of outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling, raft building, archery and orienteering.

The Cub Scout Promise

All Cub Scouts undertake the Cub Promise and are expected to observe the Cub Scout Law. The Cub Scout promise is very similar to the Scout Promise, however some words have been simplified:

I promise that I will do my best,

To due my duty to God and to the Queen,

to help other people

and to keep the Cub Scout Law

Alternative Promise

Scouting is available to people of all faiths, as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith. Similarly, those of other nationalities, who may owe allegiance to their own country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Cub Scout Promise

The Cub Scout Law

The Cub Scout Law is:

Cub Scouts always do their best

think of others before themselves

and do a good turn everyday

The Cub Scout Motto

The Cub Scouts share the general Scout motto of BE PREPARED!


The Cub Scout uniform consists of a dark green sweatshirt, an optional dark green polo shirt and group scarf. The sweatshirt and polo shirt are available from and the scarf will be provided by the Group on joining – further details will be provided by the Cub leader.

Essex Jamboree 2008