Tell me more about Cubs...
‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from
swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!’ Scouting is one
of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on
Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28
million members. Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in
1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In nearly a century, the section has constantly
evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation
of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.
There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub Scout Section.
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress
in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several
challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues
connected with the Scouting world.
In addition, there are a number of special badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, or for time spent in the Scouting
Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide extra exciting resource packs to help Cub
Scouts towards gaining their badges.
You can also keep your young people motivated and recognise achievement with your own awards.
Mid Glamorgan Area Scout Council is a UK Registered Charity No: 515965