Cub Scouts are for young people, both boys and girls, aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years old. Cubs is all about having fun, making new friends and trying new things! To join the Cub Pack there is no requirement to have been a Beaver Scout first, however if the Cub Pack is full we give priority to Beaver Scouts who are old enough to move up.
There are a lot of fun things for Cub Scouts to do and they are given the chance to try lots of different activities. Swimming, kayaking, music, exploring the outdoors, gaining badges and taking part in games are just some of the opportunities Cub Scouts have. We also hold a Cub camp each year, where the cubs sleep in dorms together and take part in lots of different activities outdoors around the Scout Centre.
At Fairmilehead Scout Group we have two Packs – Castlelaw and Scaldlaw - both of which meet in the Church Halls on a Thursday evening from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm. The Cub Scout programme is full of fun, challenging and rewarding activities, with the Cubs often working in small groups and enjoying the outdoors.
Please note that both of our Cub Packs are currently full. We don't expect to have any spaces available for new boys or girls in the near future as priority is given to Beaver Scouts from our Colonies moving up to our Cub Packs.
When a new Cub joins the Pack, we have a short ceremony called an ‘investiture.’ This is when they make their Cub Scout Promise in front of the Cub Pack, and officially beocme a Cub Scout.
The promise is an important part of becoming a member of the pack, and by making the promise a Cub commits to try their best and to keep the Cub Scout Law. To find out more about the Cub Scout Promise and Law, click the link below.
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Our cubs can earn a number of different types of badges. Below are a few explanations about them. To find out more about the individual badges and to see the up-to-date requirements click on the badge images below.
These include the badges that are presented to a cub when they join the pack, and represent where a cub is from, and their membership of the Scout Association.
These badges recognise a cub's progression in existing activities and pursuits or in a new activity that they have taken up recently.
There are 36 different cub activity badges to try!
(These badges are circular and red with a yellow border.)
The 7 Cub Challenge awards are achieved by completing a number of more ambitious tasks within the pack or the local community. Much of the work for these is completed through taking an active part in our programme of activities but a few may require some extra work out with our normal cub nights.
(These badges are hexagonal and blue with a yellow border.)
This is the highest award a Cub can achieve before moving onto Scouts. Cubs gain this award by achieving all 7 challenge awards and any 6 activity badges or stage activity badges of their choice.
Anyone else who wants to contact the Scout Group should contact our Group Scout Leader at: [email protected]
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New cubs who join the pack need to buy a green cub jumper. They'll use the necker that they had in beavers and we provide all badges.
The nearest shop that sells cub jumpers is the Edinburgh Guide Shop at 16 Coates Cresecent. The map on the right shows where it is.
There are now 14 different staged activity badges that can be earned whether a young person is a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer - based on their level of ability or experience. These include the Nights Away Badge which records how many nights a young person has been away with scouting.
(These badges are circular and light blue with a purple border.)