if you enjoy fun, games and learining new skills then you’ll love being a cub scout! life as a cub scout is full of adventure and teamwork. as a member of a ‘six’ you and your pack will work together to explore the world.
your cub scout leader will help you along the way and encourage you to participate in scouting activities. you’ll learn life-long skills and participate in the cub scouts award scheme and earn badges, make friends and have fun!
what can i do in cub scouts?
• enjoy bush walks • learn water-safety skills • orienteer and learn to read maps and compasses • perform team activities and meet individual challenges • go camping with your friends • learn about first aid • play imaginative games • be a part of exciting team relays • perform in plays and skits • show your creativity in art and craft sessions • learn practical skills like knots and construction • discover our environment
cub scout meetings
cub scout pack meets once a week at the scout den on TUESDAY NIGHTS, DURING THE SCHOOL TERM, FROM 6.15PM – 7.45PM.
the trained cub scout leader and their assistants are in charge of ensuring that the cub scouts work well together and challenge themselves to do their best, while also meeting the development program goals for the week. the leaders encourage their cubs to use their imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. cub scout meetings are full of energy and fun and our cubs go home with the confidence and the abilities to face whatever challenges or goals they set for themselves.
"cub scouts are keen to learn, belong, and have fun, so our activities are designed to stimulate their emotional and adventurous spirits."
usually a cub scout pack is organised into three or four groups of six cub scouts called ‘sixes’. each six is named after a colour, and is led by an older cub scout called a‘sixer’, and assisted by a ‘second’. the cub scout theme is based around rudyard kipling’s the jungle book.
the cub scout motto is do your best. once a term the akela will get together with the sixers at a pack council to talk about the pack’s activities the cub scout section program revolves around playing games and doing activities to develop relationship skills, values and abilities, helping others and participating in the award scheme.
cub scout award scheme the cub scout award scheme has three parts: the boomerang scheme; the achievement badge scheme; and the grey wolf award.
boomerang scheme the boomerang scheme is the major part of cub scout training and is the method that helps to achieve self responsibility, outdoor scouting, aims and principles, awareness, values, creativity and world awareness. there are three boomerang levels: bronze, silver and gold. each boomerang level has 14 parts. for each boomerang, parts one to seven must be completed and of parts eight to 14, three must be completed. achievement badge scheme there are 34 badges to choose from. each badge has two levels and cub scouts can choose the level they’d like to achieve. the badges are grouped in four categories: art and literature; nature, science and technology; sport and recreation; and our world. special interest badges as well as the achievement badges, a cub scout can earn a number of special interest badges.
cub scout leadership course
the aim of the cub scout leadership course is to provide suitable leadership skills for cub scouts developing through the pack and six environments utilising a practical ‘hands on’ approach. these are run by districts within Queensland. grey wolf award the requirements for earning the grey wolf award are: • gold boomerang badge • have participated in a minimum of four outdoor activities in the past 12 months one of which must be an overnight camp one should be an inter-pack activity • using a map, plan and lead a bushwalk of at least two hours duration with your leader and a group of cub scouts (three to six youth members). • in the past 12 months have attended two pack councils. • have completed four level 2 achievement badges (one from each category) • have completed one special interest badge – see page 8. • develop and present a resource (e.g. a game or play) for your six or pack based on your understanding of the jungle books. section handbook the following handbook outlines the award scheme for this section. it is available at the scout supply centre when you buy the uniform.
pack holiday – the main highlight for the cub scout pack is an annual weekend away at an approved campsite. accommodation is usually in bunkhouses or dens. the activities for the weekend are around some sort of theme such as olympics, environment, pirates or spies.
cuboree – this is a camp available to all cub scouts in queensland every three years. it isheld at verious locations. accommodation is in tents and activities are geared to the cub scout age. duration is usually five days, and they attract around 3,000 children.