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CubIconAges: 9 – 11 (P5 – P7)
Times: Monday (7.30pm – 9.00pm)


‘The aim of Scouting is to contribute to the development of the youth in achieving their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and cultural potential.’

‘If you are aged 9 – 11 then you can become a Cub. You will learn so many scouting skills; enjoy exciting – yet challenging – team based activities; and all while having lots of fun with your friends.’

Something for Everyone…

ScoutsCraft33There is something for everyone in Cubs with fun games,arts and crafts, nature study and many indoor and outdoor activities.

There are so many badges that we can earn as well.

‘Camp Craft is a big part of Scouting. As Cubs we can build many things including a table and seats.’




CampingTents01We learn Scouting skills like pitching a tent, packing a rusksack, and survival, but there is so much more…

We also learn orienteering, which involves map and compass work, where we navigate around a set trail to discover markers.

As cubs we also learn how to tie knots and lashings, helping us to build useful campcraft items. This is calledpioneering.

Our leaders also teach us back woods cooking, like cooking an egg inside a potatoe, or baked cooking apples containing sugar and currents. Offcourse you can’t beat toasted mashmallows on the open fire either.

ScoutCraft05We also go on exciting Hiking adventures.

Plus there are quiz and football competitions during the year.

‘As a Cub you could find yourself doing Archery,Canoeing, Swimming, or even Mountain Biking.’




Cub Hikes…

ScoutHike07The older Cubs – in their final year – before moving in to Scouts can go on mini Hill Walking adventures with the Scouts and Leaders.

This is an opportunity to meet and learn from those in the Scout section.

With the Sperrin Mountains so close to home, its never too far away to experience a fun hill walking adventure.

‘Hiking…with so many mountains around, it could take a while to conquor them all.’


Fun for All…

Canoeing33Absailing, Archery, Back woods cooking, Badge Work, Camping, Climbing, Canoeing, Competitions (Quiz, Football), First Aid, Hiking, Hill Walking, Lighting a Fire, Mountain Biking, Orienteering (Map and Compass), Packing a Rucksack, Pioneering, (Campcraft through Scout Knots/Lashings) River Walking, Swimming, Skills Weekend, Survival Day and Summercamps. Including:’The One Programme.’ And many more.

‘The Cub Fun Days are highly recommended.’