Cub Scouts - Ages 8 to 10

Cub Scouts are for boys and girls!

Cubbing is built around a lively variety of games, crafts, music, storytelling, play acting, spiritual fellowship and the outdoors.

The Cub Scout program focuses on  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 Cub Scout program. Weekend events, hikes and overnight camping opportunities round out the Cubbing experience.

Cubs meet in a group called a pack. The pack is split into smaller groups called sixes. There is one Scouter for every eight Cubs. Each Cub Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.

The Cub Scout Program:

Investiture Ceremony:

When a youth joins Cubs he/she is a "Tenderpad." This is a term used to describe the soft skin on the bottom of a real wolf cub's feet. The older wolves help the Tenderpads learn about the pack, and while they learn, the cub's feet grow tough. Tenderpads may wear the Cub Scout shirt, but no neckerchief. There are four Tenderpad requirements you must pass before you become a Wolf Cub:

  • Repeat and explain the Wolf Cub Promise and the Wolf Cub Law
  • Perform the Grand Howl with other Cub Scouts
  • Demonstrate the Cub Salute and handshake, and repeat the Cub Motto
  • Read or listen to the story of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouts.

The Wolf Cub Uniform:

The official Wolf Cub uniform consists of:

  • Wolf Grey Uniform Shirt 
  • Group Neckerchief (presented at Investiture)
  • Neckerchief Slide - also called a woggle (presented at Investiture )
  • All badges and crests necessary are supplied by the Pack

New badges received should be securely sewn on before the next Cub meeting or activity.

Wolf Cub 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.

Wolf Cub Law:

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

Wolf Cub Motto:

Do Your Best

Other Resources:

Cub Uniform (aka where to put the badges)