Cubs

Ide Hill Cub Scouts

The Cub Scout Pack is the second Section in the Ide Hill Scout Group. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½ years old.

We have two Cub Packs in Ide Hill – Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8pm.

All the activities we do are centred around the Scout Associations commitment to help children:

  • Become independent
  • Work in a team
  • Realise the wonder of the world we all inhabit
  • Make their communities a better place to live in

Ide Hill Cub Scouts enjoy a great deal of fun and adventure. They also have opportunities to gain awards and badges. These awards are given in recognition of the effort made by each youngster at their own level of development and understanding.

Cub Scouting is about:

  • having fun
  • making friends
  • enjoying lots of activities
  • keeping the Promise
  • trying new things

The Cub Scout programme includes such activities as:

  • camping
  • caring for the environment
  • model making
  • cooking
  • first aid
  • exploring
  • helping
  • outdoor activities
  • environmental

Cubs Joining/Moving On

Please use our contacts page to enquire about spaces.

When Cub Scouts reach the age of 10 they start to make the move to Scouts which is the natural progression from what they have been doing in Cubs.

The Cub Scout Promise

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

The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto

Be Prepared

The Salute

All members of the Scout Movement except Beavers (who do not salute) use the same salute. The salute is made with the right hand and only when you are standing at the Alert. It is both a greeting and a sign of respect. The three fingers of the salute remind you of your Promise to do your duty to God and the Queen and to help other people. Your leader will tell you when you use the salute in the Pack.

The Scout Sign

The Scout Sign is almost the same as the salute, but you hold your hand at shoulder height. It is only used when someone is making or renewing their Promise.

The Handshake

When other Scouts greet each other, they shake hands with the left hand! You will often see Akela using the left handshake – especially when a badge is presented. This is because when Baden-Powell was a soldier in Africa, he saw lots of tribal chiefs who carried spears and shields. He noticed that it was a sign of great trust to offer your left hand when shaking hands. This was because you had to put down your shield and yet leave the other person with a spear in their hand.

The Grand Howl & the Beginning of EVERY Meeting

This is a special way of saying ‘Hello’ to the Leaders and a way of reminding you about your Cub Scout Promise every time you do it.
When you have made your Promise and been invested as a Cub Scout, you will be able to join the Grand Howl. Cub Scouts start by forming a circle, with Akela (or another leader) standing in the middle. The Grand Howl begins when Akela’s arms are raised then lowered. The Pack squats down like the wolves did and call out: ” Akela, we will do our best!”. The Duty Sixer then stands at alert, salutes Akela and says “Cubs! Do your best!”. The rest of the pack then stands and salutes, saying “We will do our best!”.

Straight after the Grand Howl has taken place, the Pack faces the Union Flag. The Duty Sixer will then break the flag and the Pack will salute simultaneously.

How to stand

Cub Scouts try to look as smart as they can whenever they are in uniform. There are two ways to stand in uniform – at Alert or at Ease. When a Leader or Sixer calls “Pack Alert” or “Six Alert“, you should stand up straight with your arms by your sides and your feet together.moving your left leg to put your feet together. When a Leader calls “Pack – at Ease” you should stand with your hands held behind your back and your feet apart.