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Introduction to Cubs

‘The best part of being a Cub is camp. We do lots of fun activities and I’ve made some really good friends.’ Owen, age 9

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people and these days admits girls as well as boys.


The key principles of the Cub Scout Programme are:

  • Making friends
  • Sharing
  • Enjoying lots of activities
  • Keeping the Promise
  • Trying new things


Through a range of different activities, Cub Scouts will be challenged to learn about themselves while working and learning as a team. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.


A Pack of Cub Scouts is organised into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge.

Scouting is open to all, regardless of their religious feelings and there are alternative versions of the Promise available for those who would prefer not to promise to ‘love God’.

Chingford Cub Packs

All Scouting is led by trained volunteers who use their own time to run and organize all activities. As such, all Cub Packs tend to have their own unique ‘personality’ and preference for some activities over others. The choice of Pack is up to you although location, meeting time and possible waiting lists may all affect your decision. Additionally, some activities are planned as District (or the larger County) activities where all the Cubs join in the fun together.

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District Diary

Chess Competition

8th March

Lego Competition

25th April

Get Involved


Scouts is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts (and adult volunteers) develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.


Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing.

As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.


Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

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