The second section is Cubs, these are boys and girls aged 8 to 10½ years old. Cubs at 1st Leigh enjoy a huge variety of activities from swimming to exploring, to cooking to camping. There is something for everyone in Cubs and young people will get the chance to build on skills and activities tried in Beavers as well as learn and try new things. Our Cub Pack cover more than one school, giving your child the chance to mix with different people and make new friends.
Cubs have an "Akela" who is in charge of the pack, and the other leaders are named after Jungle Book characters. This is because Baden Powell who started Scouting used his friend Rudyard Kipling's book to base many of the early activities and themes of Cub Scouts or Wolf Cubs as they were then known!
Going away is a big part of Cub Scouting at 1st Leigh with weekend trips happening. These are often in tents, which adds lots of excitement to the trip, however sometimes Cubs stay in halls, purpose built pack holiday centres or at Scout Activity Centres, The camps usually have a theme and often the Cubs earn badges while they are away. Another part of Cub Scouting is learning to hike, whether learning to read a map, use a compass or simply following a trail, getting out and about is important.
1st Leigh Cub Scouts have enjoyed lots of days out to many places including the zoo, swimming pools to enjoy swimming galas and theme parks.
Earning badges is one of the other best things about being a Cub and they have lots of badges that cover loads of different topics. Cub Scouts are encouraged to work on badges at home, as well as with their friends on pack nights. With badges for everything from astronomy, to DIY, to martial arts and beyond, you will find that most of your child's hobbies and interests will be covered in a Cub Badge!
When a Cub Scout gets close to 10½ they begin to move on to Scouts. This is a chance for young people to learn about what happens at a weekly Scout meeting, meet the other members of the Scout Troop and the Leaders, reflect on what they have enjoyed at Cubs and say goodbye to life with the Cub Pack. When they are ready, they have a celebration and are formally invested as a member of the Scout Troop.
Badges you can try at home
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Hobbies Activity Badge
Collector Activity Badge
Naturalist Activity Badge