Cub Scouts typically meet once a week during school terms. At meetings they play team games and learn Scouting skills like hiking, camping, knots, first aid, cooking and more.The real adventure is in the outdoors – hill walks up mountains, treasure hunts, one, two or three night camps, litter-picking, parading on Saint Patrick’s Day, hostel trips, and sometimes overseas trips.
Children of this age love the outdoors. National events for Cubs include JamÓige – a big camp held every four years for Beavers and Cubs – and the National Cub Challenge each year. There are also lots of events run by the Scout County and Scout Province.
The ratio of adults to Cubs is set accordingly. Scouters are all Garda Vetted and trained in Child Safeguarding.
Scouting Ireland is committed to Scouting safely at all ages.
Activities allow each Cub to develop in the areas of Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional & Spiritual (S.P.I.C.E.S.) growth according to their own abilities and particular interests.When Cubs have met a set of challenges or have mastered a particular level in a skill they earn a badge to sew on their uniform.
Cubs work in small teams called Sixes which are led by a Cub Scout – called a Sixer - and an assistant called a Seconder. Adult leaders ensure every child has a turn in these roles. Cubs will be involved in planning and running some of their own meetings & activities. They take part in planning their own camps – for example deciding on the menu and doing some cooking on camp, and deciding which activities to do.
When your Cub turns twelve they will be invited to move up to Scouts where the adventure continues with old friends from Cubs and new Scout friends.