Awarded to

Lone Cub Scouts


Age Eligibility: 8 - 11 yo 




Cub Scouts is the second section of Scouts, for young people aged 8 - 11.


The Scouting adventure continues in Cub Scouts, with new challenges and opportunities helping define the learning journey.


Cub Scouts create their own paths, finding adventure in not only the activity, but the challenge of leading the way.




Cub Scouts will decide their own adventures and take more responsibility in the process of Plan>Do>Review>. They will explore further into nature and their communities, building an understanding of their responsibilities to both. Their active imaginations will help them understand their roles as part of a Patrol and Unit as social groups become increasingly important.

Cub Scouts is about creating their path through their journey in Scouting. The Cub Scout section may be the beginning of their journey as a Scout or it may be the next step on their journey from Joey Scouts.

The path the Cub Scout chooses will start them on a journey of a lifetime! Along the path, they will meet new Cub Scouts, make new friends and look out for each other. They will work together, still in Patrols and discover and lead lots of adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive adventures in nature and the outdoors.

Cub Scouts will work as a Patrol to problem-solve, to make, construct, design and invent. They will learn by discovering community, outdoors, creative and personal growth challenges along the way. Their path may twist and turn, go back and start again or change completely, as they discover new interests and face new challenges. Everyone's path will be different but they will cross over and/or join, depending on the choices they make.

Creativity and imagination are at the centre of the Cub Scout experience. Scouts will develop and use skills and ideas to make their program more adventurous, fun, challenging and inclusive. Their diverse program of creative, outdoor, personal growth and community challenges will promote Cub Scouts to be active, express themselves, build confidence and conquer fears.

The Cub Scout section is all about getting young individuals into small groups to start to explore independence, teamwork, leadership, adventure and the outdoors in an exciting and free environment where risk is there but safely managed. As Cub Scouts, they are trying new things, developing deeper friendships and furthering leadership skill development.

The Cub Scout program may operate for the whole Unit, or it may be focused on individual Patrols. All Cub Scouts will be involved in the activities of the Unit through either their Patrol or whole Unit adventures. Activities will occur in Patrols and the tracking and recording of Milestones and achievements are primarily managed through the Patrol. Each activity might be a new or different challenge for each Cub Scout and it is their involvement during these times that will guide their achievement of Milestones.

You will wear the National Cub Scout uniform along with the Lone Scout scarf to show which Group you represent.


More information

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