With the assistance of their Leaders, Cub Scouts begin planning their own adventures, brainstorming what they would like to achieve and what they would like to do as a group. They often spend weekends away together camping, fishing and exploring, and go to sports meetings, visit factories, go to the zoo, the museum, or the fire department headquarters.
Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too. They are encouraged to find and develop ways to contribute to their community, participating in community service activities like the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Clean Up Australia Day, visiting a nursing home or helping to re-vegetate an area of bushland.
Other activities that a Cub Scout might do include:
- Games: Leaning about team work, leadership and co-operation while developing gross motor skills and building physical confidence.
- Outdoor Activities: Getting out in nature on activities such as a nature hike can make Cub Scouts think about the environment they are in, and start to care about it. At the same time they learn skills such as how to pack for a hike, how to read a map and how to navigate by compass or GPS. They might even have the fun of geocaching or special activities to complete on the journey!
- Environmental activities: A large part of the Cub Scout Award Scheme focuses on the environment and Scouting has a strict environmental charter. Specific projects such as caring for a pet or area of native bushland can count toward a badge while increasing the Cub Scouts knowledge of the world around them.
- Camping: Camping offers a whole range of activities that you just can’t access from the hall. Cub Scouts can get further afield into the environment and learn more about themselves and their Pack on an extended adventure.
Cub Scouts get to see a lot and do a lot. Why not come along and join the fun?
A young person should have had their 8th birthday prior to commencing in the Cub Scout Section. Youth are able to commence their progression to the Scout Section at any time after their 11th birthday and will have completed their progression by their 12th birthday.
(reference: https://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/about/youth-program/cubs/about-cubs/ 31/12/18)