|Become a Cub Scout and get into heaps of seriously exciting indoor and outdoor activities! There are so many things a Cub Scout can do. There are outdoor adventures like rock climbing, abseiling, camping, bushwalking, canoeing, sailing, gliding and flying, and billy-karting. You can learn traditional Scouting skills such as tying knots and navigating using a map and compass. You’ll play games, help others to ‘do their best’, and learn what to do in an emergency. You’ll visit exciting places and may even have the opportunity to attend a State Cuboree!
When you join Cub Scouts you’ll become a member of a group of ‘Six’, who are all aged between seven-and-a-half and ten-and-a-half. You'll find there are around 24 boys and girls (that’s four ‘Sixes’) in your Cub Scout Pack. You might feel a bit shy at first, but soon you’ll realise that all the other Cub Scouts are just like you! They might have different interests and be good at different things, but they all want to enjoy themselves, make friends and learn new things
Your Cub Scout Leader is known as ‘Akela’ (The Wolf – the one who stands alone) which comes from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Akela's helpers are 'Bagheera' (The Panther - the teacher of hunting) and ‘Baloo’ (The Bear - the teacher of Jungle Law).
Cub Scouts love earning badges to sew on their uniforms. There are a lot of Cub Scout badges you can earn, including Boomerang Badges (by completing activities on personal hygiene and healthcare, science and discovery, safety at home and in the bush, handcrafts, traditional Scouting skills, the community and the environment) and Achievement Badges in areas of special interest such as arts and literature, photography, nature, science and technology, codes and signals, pet care, sports and citizenship. The ultimate Cub Scout badge is called the Grey Wolf Award.