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7.5 TO 10.5 YEARS Cub Scouts have a lot of fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn, places to see and new friends to meet. Cub Scouts all help each other, and try to help other people too. Each week you'll get together with other boys and girls your age and be led into adventure! You'll wear your own Cub Scout uniform to show you're one of us. And you'll be able to collect special badges to put on your uniform to show your achievements. Fun Out and About Cub Scouts get to see a lot and do a lot  We spend weekends away together camping, fishing and exploring. We go to sports meetings, visit factories, go to the zoo, the museum, or the fire department headquarters. We learn bushcraft, and we learn how to fly model aeroplanes.  There's a lot more Cub Scouts do too. Why not come along and find out? Fun in a Pack You'll find there are around 24 boys and girls in your Cub Scout Pack. All of them are just like you. They all might have different interests and be good at different things, but they all want to enjoy themselves and have fun. Like you, they'll be learning new things each week and discovering how great it is to be a Cub Scout. Fun from the Start At your first Pack meeting you may feel a bit shy to begin with but it won't take long to get to know everyone. You'll learn the Scout Salute, the Handshake, the Motto, the Grand Howl, Pack Calls, the Cub Scout Law and the Cub Scout Promise. The leaders will help you. You'll soon be making friends with the other Cub Scouts and having a terrific time! Fun in a Six Your Pack will be divided into `Sixes', so named because each `Six' will have 6 people in it. The first badge you'll put on your uniform is the colour patch of your Six. Fun with your Sixer One of the boys or girls in your group will be your `Sixer' (a bit like the Captain of your school sports team). You'll know your Sixer by the two yellow stripes worn on their left pocket. The Sixer often has a `Second' as a helper (a bit like a Vice-Captain) who wears one yellow stripe. You too could eventually wear these stripes one day and become a Sixer or a Second of your Pack. Fun with your Leaders Your Cub Scout Leaders are adults who may once have been Cub Scouts themselves! Your Leader is known as `Akela' (The Wolf - the one who stands alone). Akela's helpers are known as 'Bagheera' (The Panther - the teacher of hunting) and `Baloo' (The Bear - the teacher of Jungle Law). The names are from the famous Rudyard Kipling story “The Jungle Book”. Fun earning Badges Cub Scouts can earn achievement badges by doing things that interest them and by learning new skills like cycling, electronics, sports, cookery, boating, writing and more. There are also special Boomerang Badges earned by doing things like tying knots, first aid, hiking in the bush and building models. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang Badges. Fun near You Cub Scout Packs meet regularly at a place close to you. The Pack Leader would love to see you at the next Pack meeting.  The programs in Cub Scouts emphasise exciting and challenging activities based on individual needs. Opportunities for interaction in small groups A sense of belonging and achievement Practise leadership and problem solving skills Develop a sense of fair play and justice Satisfy curiosity and the need for adventure Develop fitness and creative skills Provide new experiences and the opportunity to learn by doing Provide the opportunity to make choices and decisions Provide the opportunity to express and respond to individual spiritual development needs All Cub Scout activities are designed to be appropriate to age, development, social competence, family and community circumstances. Cub Scouts have an amazing capacity to learn and have great fun. They have tremendous energy levels, too. The challenge is to deliver an active program that meets the needs of a demanding generation. Pack activities Trained Leaders and Assistants volunteer their time to run Cub Scout Packs. Weekly meetings - fun, adventure, exploration, excitement and imagination. Outdoor adventure – at age appropriate levels Cub Scouts are introduced to activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, camping under canvas and bushwalking. Themed programs and fancy dress days - The Jungle Book, explorers, space and more. Cub Pack holidays – Get away for some fun and adventure with your Cub Pack Region Fun Day – An exciting day of activities, making friends, and having a great time with other Cub Scouts from within your Region Cuboree – a state-wide overnight camp where Cub Scouts from around the State can meet. Family adventures – the whole family is encouraged to get involved with Cub Scout activities like canoeing, bike riding and family camps. Cub Scout Promise On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: to do my duty to my God, and to (the Queen of) Australia, to help other people, and to live by the Scout Law. Cub Scout Law A Cub Scout is loyal and obedient. A Cub Scout does not give into themselves. The Cub Scout Motto is “Do Our Best”. Cubs Award Scheme For Cub Scouts the Boomerang Award Scheme teaches everyday skills and is the major training program methods. For each level of the scheme (Bronze, Silver and Gold), there are 14 tasks that must be completed, including: Health and First Aid Safety Ropes Outdoor Scouting Our Cub Scout Traditions Symbols of Australia Fitness People and Cultures Scientific Discovery The Natural Environment Self Expression Handcraft Your Community Promise and Law The Achievement Badge Scheme helps Cub Scouts to learn new skills and recognises their individual interest areas. Cub Scouts can choose from 34 badges that encompass the arts and literature; nature, science and technology; sports and recreation; and the wider world. There are also seven Special Interest Badges for Cub Scouts: Landcare Badge; Local History Badge; Waterwise Badge; Our Heritage Badge; Language Emblem; Faith Awareness Badge; World Conservation Badge; and Cub Scout Leadership Course Badge. The Grey Wolf Award is the ultimate award for a Cub Scout. It requires participation in a number of outdoor activities, attendance at Pack Councils, achievement of a number of Level 2 Achievement Badges and Special Interest Badges, and the development of a Jungle Book group resource. When each component of the Grey Wolf Award has been completed, a request is submitted to the State Office for approval by the Branch Commissioner (Cub Scouts) The Cub Scout Uniform The Cub Scout Uniform consists of the dark blue shirt with the section colour, which is Yellow, across the sleeve, yoke and collar. The other components of the uniform are a blue or moss-green belt and a scarf and woggle. Click here for Cub Badge Placements Courtesy of http://www.nsw.scouts.com.au/ Grey Wolf Award cub scout uniform
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