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Cub Scouts
For Girls and Boys 8-11 years old

The First
Step
Come along and see what it is all about; try the activities and games; come along with a friend or make friends on the night. Let Cubs become the beginning of your Scouting adventure.


Step
into FUN!
The meetings are for one and a half hours, once a week in school terms, and are full of games, activities, and fun!

We meet weekly during school term times and sometimes on weekends or holidays for special activities or camps. Cubs meet at the following time:

Cub Scouts Thursdays 6.30-8.00pm

Climb
into ADVENTURE!
Cub Scouts participate in all sorts of adventures. From adventures at the climbing edge to adventures in the great outdoors. There is no end to what a Cub Scout can do or become.

Jump
into the OUTDOORS!
Cub Scouts participate in activities like JOTA (Jamboree on the Air), District outings (Mountain walks or Activity Days for example), an occasional meeting away from the hall (adventures on the beach perhaps), or even a sleepover at a special place.

Bounce
into Discovery!
Cub Scouts love to discover and we offer opportunities for them to explore and discover the world around them.

Cub Scouts
work together!
Cub Scouts is based on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. The Children are the wolf cubs and the leader is Akela (the head of the wolf pack). The other leaders take on names of the other jungle creatures, for example Bagheera and Baloo.

Who can be a
Cub Scout?
Cub Scouts is the second section of the Scouts Association in Australia and is open to all girls and boys who have reached the age eight (8) years and have not yet turned eleven (11) years old.

What does a
Cub Scout do?
The program consists of a one and a half hour meeting once a week during school terms. It also includes regular outings and cub “camps”, although cubs in Tasmania don’t camp under canvass. The program provides not only a learning experience but also lots of fun.

How is the
program developed?
The Cub Scout program uses craft and games (both action and quiet) to stimulate the Cub Scout’s mind and imagination, and thus have lots of fun while at the same time learning about themselves, others, and the world about them. The program is based on a badge scheme and Cub Scouts work towards earning badges for various achievements.

Cub Scouts have fun learning all sorts of things including the traditional outdoor skills and knot tying. Basic discipline is maintained to ensure all members of the Cub Scout Pack enjoy the program.

Becoming a
Cub Scout
Your child will attend two meetings before he/she and you make the decision and commitment to become a member of the Pack. Once the decision has been made, the membership form is filled in and signed and returned with the appropriate membership subscription. Your child will then need a Cub Scout shirt, which can be purchased from Snowgum in Elisabeth St, Hobart. Your child will then be invested into the Pack with a simple ceremony which parents/guardians and families are most welcome to be part of. A Group scarf, Cub Scout woggle and appropriate badges will be presented during this ceremony. The new Cub Scout will make the following promise:
    ON MY HONOUR,

    I PROMISE THAT I WILL DO MY BEST

    TO DO MY DUTY TO MY GOD

    AND TO AUSTRALIA,

    TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE

    AND TO LIVE BY THE CUB SCOUT LAW

Like all sections within the Association, the Cub Scout section has a law to expand on their commitment. The Cub Scout Law is:
    A CUB SCOUT IS LOYAL AND OBEDIENT

    A CUB SCOUT DOES NOT GIVE IN TO THEMSELVES