Wolf Cubs

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About Wolf Cubs

Officially starting in 1908, Scouting has formed in most countries across the world. Scouting is as relevant today as it ever has been...

Wolf Cubs

In 1916, Lord Baden-Powell set up Wolf Cubs for the younger brothers of the Scouts who were desperate to join in the fun. Wolf Cubs are based around 'Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book', in which a young boy brought up by a wolf pack learns to develop to be a self-sufficient man. Leaders take their names from The Jungle Book story.

Wolf Cubs continue to this day for boys and girls aged 8 to 11. The 'Pack' meets weekly for one and a quarter hours. Packs tend to have a number of Sixes distinguished from each other by colour patches on their upper left sleeve. Sixes are made up of up to six Wolf Cubs with one (called a Sixer) responsible for his/her Six, ensuring the younger and less experienced Wolf Cubs are looked after during the Pack activities.

Being out and about exploring their local surroundings and learning about their local community is also part of the program. They will learn and understand in more depth about their local public and community services, and often get hands-on demonstrations from those professionals who take time out to tell them about their roles in the community. Usually, Wolf Cub Camp is the first experience any young person gets of camping (without Mum or Dad) with friends. They learn how to look after themselves (personal hygiene) and their belongings, and to help each other. Camp activities are well planned and supervised by the leaders to ensure the Wolf Cubs are kept busy, active, happy and having bags of fun!!

The Wolf Cubs are encouraged through the training programme to become better citizens, work together in team activities, explore their environment whilst helping each other to succeed.

Our Wolf Cub leadership team strives to give our young people a brilliant start in life, whilst learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Badge Positions

Wolf Cub Programme

Kit List

Below is the list of kit your Wolf Cub should take on camp. Please make sure they pack the bag themselves!

The Wolf Cub Scout program is based around the book by our founder, Lord Robert Baden Powell, Scouting for Boys. The characters are based on the book by Rudyard Kipling called The Jungle Book.

A copy of the book can be found here: The Jungle Book