The Cub Scout pack is made up of boys and girls from 9 to 12 years of age divided into small groups called sixes. Cubs have more responsibility and more say in the running of what they do than Beavers, as they learn to look after themselves and to look out for others. Cubs are encouraged to work as a team, to recognise that everyone comes to the group with different talents that help to make the pack stronger, better and more able for anything they’re challenged to do.
Cubs will work on skills in the traditional outdoor “scouty” areas like
Being outdoors and learning about nature and how to live well with it is what scouting is all about. Cubs will camp outdoors for a few nights each year. Cubs learn about their environment, their community and how to value teamwork and responsibility.
Some activities Cubs participated in last year include:
- tie dying
- minibeast safaris (insect hunting)
- cooking toad in the hole and twist outdoors
- tallest flagpole challenge
- pizza making
- Science experiments
- fire lighting skills
- mental challenges
- knots and map reading skills
- visit to see how a lifeboat operates
- 3 night camping at Larch Hill
- 2 night sleepover in Arklow Sea Scout Den