Leek Wootton Cubs


Leek Wootton Cubs

Leek Wootton CubsCubs are young people usually aged from between eight and 10½ years old. They belong to the Cub Pack. They get the chance to try lots of new skills like map reading, archery and orienteering, as well as learning about the importance of healthy eating, keeping fit and their community. They go out on trips and walks and once a year go camping as a Pack, sleeping in tents and doing loads of outdoor activities.


I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

When and where do they meet?

Cubs - 8 – 10 ½ YEARS OLD - from 6.45 – 8.00pm at Leek Wootton Village Hall

For more information contact:
Jo Elsy - 01926 854623

Cub UniformBackground:

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½ years old. They are easily distinguished by their dark green sweatshirt and Group Scarf, and make up the largest Section of Scouting in the United Kingdom. Baden-Powell's original intention was that Scouting should be for boys between the ages of 11 and 18. But younger boys, seeing the fun and adventure older brothers and friends were having as Scouts, began asking to join too. However, the physical development and interests of boys differ considerably over and under the age of 11, and Baden-Powell appreciated that training must therefore be designed on quite separate although complementary lines.

In 1914 'Junior Scouts' were announced and in 1916, they became 'Wolf Cubs'. In 1966, as part of a modernisation plan, a number of sweeping changes were introduced in preparation for the years ahead and the Section became known as Cub Scouts. New proficiency and training schemes were introduced and the Cub Scout Law and Promise revised.

Following an update in the early nineties, the Cub Scout Section has changed again within the introduction of the new 6-25 programme. With a fresh new image, cartoon mascots and an exciting and balanced programme of activities, which for the first time included girls as well as boys, the Cub Scout Section is as strong as ever.

There are currently some 142,589 Cub Scouts in the United Kingdom.