Dundee District Scout Council

What are Cub Scouts?

Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10 years, who like challenge and adventure. The Cub Scout Section is the second of five Sections, which make up The Scout Association in Scotland.

Cub Scouts usually meet once a week as a Pack, under the supervision of a trained team of adult Leaders, lead by the Cub Scout Leader.

How are Cubs organised?

Cub Scout leaders have traditionally taken many ideas from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" and many of the leaders are known as some of the animals in the book. The Cub Scout Leader is known as Akela (The Mother Wolf), and other adults may be Baloo (The Bear), Bagheera (The Panther) and Chil (The Kite).

What do Cubs do?

Cubs take part in a wide and varied programme of indoor and outdoor games and activities that include games, crafts cooking, visits and outings, acting, singing and, of course, camping.

All of these activities provide the basic building blocks that will be built upon when the Cub moves up the Scouting ladder into Scouts, whilst at the same time offering the opportunity to achieve awards and badges.