Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10½ years. Cub Scouts enjoy a wide range of adventures and activities both indoors and out. Cub Scouts camp, explore, hike, collect badges, play games, learn practical skills, make friends and have fun.
Cub Scouts are one of the sections that make up the wider Scouting movement. The ideal behind Scouting is for young people to grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities. Cub Scouts follow a balanced programme which covers physical, intellectual, social and spiritual activities.
The Cub Scout section is based on the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and leaders take their names from the book's characters. Akela, the head wolf, leads the Pack. The meetings begin and end with Grand Howl, which is when the Cub Scouts promise Akela that they will do their best. The Cub Scouts are grouped in sixes named after a colour and wear a coloured woggle to show this. Each Six is led by a Sixer, who is assisted by a Seconder, who help the leaders to run the Pack.
The uniform consists of a Cub Scout jumper, necker and activity trousers. Follow this link for information about the position of badges on the Cub Scout uniform.
Here at the 8th Alton Group we have two Cub Scout Packs, one called Anstey Pack, the other called Neatham Pack. Neatham meet on Monday evenings from 18:45 to 20:15 and Anstey meet at the same time on Wednesday evenings.