Cub Scouts FAQ (ages 8-10)

Introduction
  1. Can Cub Scouts participate in range shooting?
  2. Can Cub Scouts participate in archery?
  3. Where do Cub Scout Leaders sleep during camp events?
  4. Can Cub Scouts camp in the winter?
  5. What is the Cub Scout Law?
  6. What is the Cub Scout Motto?
  7. What is the Cub Scout Promise?
  8. What is the minimum facility requirement to take Cub Scouts camping?
  9. What is the ration for outdoor activities for Cub Scouts?
  10. What are the requirements for Cubs Leadership?
  11. What is the theme for Cub Scouts?
  12. What do Cub Scouts do?
  13. Where can I buy the Cub uniform?

Introduction

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.

 

1.Can Cub Scouts participate in range shooting?

No - range shooting is acceptable for sections senior to Cub Scouts.

 

2.Can Cub Scouts participate in archery?

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.

 

3.Where do Cub Scout Leaders sleep during camp events?

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.)

 

4.Can Cub Scouts camp in the winter?

Yes Cub Scouts can camp in the winter. Section 10.1.2 in BP&P states:

  1. At least one of the adults is experienced in winter camping. 
  2. 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. 
  3. A telephone or similar communication equipment is available for emergency use. 
  4. A vehicle, to be used in the event of an emergency, is present on site. 
  5. There are adequate latrines and washing facilities. 
  6. A supply of drinking water is available. 
  7. Arrangements made in case of the need for emergency evacuation. 

 

5.What is the Cub Scout Law?

"The Cub respects the Old Wolf, the Cub respects himself/herself."

 

6.What is the Cub Scout Motto?

"Do your best!"

 

7.What is the Cub Scout Promise?

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.

 

8.What is the minimum facility requirement to take Cub Scouts camping?

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. 

 

9.What is the ratio for outdoor activities for Cub Scouts?

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.

 

10.What are the requirements for Cubs Leadership?

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.)

 

11.What is the theme for Cub Scouts?

The Cub Scout program is based around The Jungle Book, written by Rudyard Kipling.

 

12.What do Cub Scouts do?

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
  • Outdoors
  • 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.

 

13.Where can I buy the Cub uniform?

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.

 

Help Centre

Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:

Scouts Canada Help Centre

helpcentre@scouts.ca

1-888-855-3336

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