This FAQ will touch on several topics in relation to the Cub Scouts (ages 8-10). For information on other sections, please feel free to return to the FAQ pages and select from the other age categories.
No - range shooting is acceptable for sections senior to Cub Scouts.
In keeping with our accepted practices in BP&P, Section 10.0, to participate in archery youth members must have a current permission form signed by the member's parent or guardian. Archery is suitable for Cub Scouts and sections senior to Cub Scouts. Scouters may allow members to practice archery or to engage in archery matches only under competent supervision in designated or established areas for archery purposes.
The individual’s right to privacy must be recognized and taken into consideration in such matters as sleeping places and sanitary facilities. Adult members should, where possible, have sleeping accommodations separate from youth members, unless discipline, safety or available facilities dictate otherwise. (If sleeping accommodations are shared with youth for any of the above reasons, at least two adults must be present at all times.)
Yes Cub Scouts can camp in the winter. Section 10.1.2 in BP&P states:
- At least one of the adults is experienced in winter camping.
- A parent or guardian of each Cub Scout receives a list of the clothing and bedding required. This gear to be checked by the experienced adult before leaving for camp.
- A telephone or similar communication equipment is available for emergency use.
- A vehicle, to be used in the event of an emergency, is present on site.
- There are adequate latrines and washing facilities.
- A supply of drinking water is available.
- Arrangements made in case of the need for emergency evacuation.
"The Cub respects the Old Wolf, the Cub respects himself/herself."
"Do your best!"
I promise to do my best; to love and serve God, to do my duty to the Queen; to keep the law of the Wolf Cub Pack; and to do a good turn for somebody every day.
Minimum facilities for Cub Scout camping must include tents for sleeping and some form of additional weather shelter suitable for games, crafts, dining and cooking.
In total, the minimum ratio of Scouters to youth members for a 1:8 for a Pack; but not less than two (2). See Section 10.1 for additional requirements for Camping and Outdoor Activities.
Each pack must have a minimum of two registered Scouters, both of which are 18 years of age or older and present at all times. In total, the minimum ratio of Scouters to youth members is 1:8; but no less than two (2). Activity leaders and Scouters-in-Training (older youth members) are encouraged to work with, and be part of the Cub Scout leadership teams.
In addition, one or more Cub Scouts known as Keeo serve as a link between the Beaver Scouts and Cub Scout Sections and strengthens communications between the Beaver Scouts and the adult leadership team.
(See Section 10000.1 for additional requirements for Camping and Outdoor Activities.)
The Cub Scout program is based around The Jungle Book, written by Rudyard Kipling.
Cubbing is built around a lively variety of games, crafts, music, storytelling, play acting, spiritual fellowship and the outdoors.
The Cub Scout program focuses around six activity areas:
- The Natural World
- Creative Expression
- Healthy Living
- Home and Community
- Canada and the World
Individual interests and skills are recognized through simple awards.
The outdoors is an essential part of the program. Weekend events, hikes and overnight camping opportunities round out the Cubbing experience.
The Beaver Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop. You can visit the Scout Shop online at www.scoutshop.ca or visit one of our many physical locations as well. To find the Scout Shop closest to you please feel free to use the store locator available on the Scout Shop website here.
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:
Scouts Canada Help Centre