Cubs (8-10 1/2 years)

Cub Scouts are a mixture of both girls and boys aged 8-10½ years who take part in lots of fun and exciting activities. We are the second section in the Scouting family after the Beaver Colony but you don’t need to have been a Beaver Scout to be a Cub.

Cub Scouts all over the country meet together in Packs and take part in all sorts of different activities. They all make a promise to do their best and take part in special ceremonies.

The Pack has a Cub Scout Leader called “Akela”, ( the leader of the Wolf Pack) plus some assistant leaders and other helpers. The Packs are split into smaller groups called “Sixes” which are led by a Cub known as the Sixer.

Farsley Scout Group has 2 Cub Packs, Swallows and Amazons. Whilst each meets independently of the other, both aim to achieve the same Scouting goals of:

  • Having lots of fun and adventure
  • Trying out and learning about new things or other people
  • Playing all sorts of exciting games
  • Making new friends and working in teams
  • Exploring and embracing new challenges
  • Making things
  • Helping other people

Our Cubs are encouraged to explore and try lots of new and different activities, learning key life skills including teamwork, leadership and becoming a little more independent. Activities can vary from physical or cultural as well as adventurous challenges such as camping, canoeing and climbing.

In addition to the weekly activities Cubs get the opportunity to go on many trips and visits, enter into competitions with other Cub Scouts and also go on camps or residential experiences with their Packs.


There are a huge range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how much fun, challenge and adventure they are participating in, hopefully culminating in the top award for Cub Scouts: The Chief Scout’s Silver Award.






Check out details of some of our previous events and activities on the News & Events section of this website.

          Meeting times

  • Cub Scouts (Amazons) Monday 6.30 – 8.00
  • Cub Scouts (Swallows) Wednesday – 6.30 – 8.00
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls