Cubs

8 – 10.5 year olds, girls and boys

Cubs meet on Mondays at 6:30pm until 8pm during school term time.

Contact one of our Cub leaders for more information.

Click here for our activity plan

Badges and Awards

Cub Awards Scheme at scouts.org.nz

The Award Scheme is an important part of the Cub Section. It is how we recognise the things that Cubs achieve while participating in the Cub programme.

There are several components of the Cub Award Scheme:

The Cub Badge: A Kea moving to Cubs or a new entrant needs to learn about the Cub Section. The Cub Badge covers that introductory knowledge.

The Bronze, Silver and Gold Cub Award: The award scheme is based on participating in activities and “learning by doing”. It has three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) based on the programme cornerstones, each of which is made up of four sections. The Cornerstones are:

  1. Outdoors
  2. Community
  3. Personal Development
  4. New Experiences.

To earn each level of the Core Award, Cubs need to complete:

  • Three activities in each of the sections of the “Outdoors”, “Community” and “Personal Development” cornerstones;
  • One activity in each section of the “New Experiences” cornerstone.

Personal Challenge Badges: These cater for the individual interests of Cubs. Cubs need to earn at least one Personal Challenge badge as part of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Cub Awards.

Team and Pack Challenges: These are challenges undertaken by groups of Cubs. The Cubs need to complete at least one team or pack challenge in each of the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Cubs with their leaders plan their own challenges. This includes determining the requirements, helping organise and then completing the challenge.