Central Norfolk Cubs

Who are we?

Cubs are for all those aged 8-10½ who are looking to make friends, try new activities, explore the outdoors and gain Skills for Life. In 1916 Baden Powell decided to offer scouting to a younger audience so decided to make a group based around one of his favourite books, the Jungle Book with wolf cubs under the leadership of an Akela. Over 100 years later and with the shortened name of Cubs, The section has evolved and adapted to provide a creative, challenging and safe environment where Cubs can develop the skill used to exceed in life.

Where are we?

We have 11 Packs across the district which are:

  • 1st Ashill
  • 1st Beetley
  • 1st Dereham
  • 2nd Dereham (Toftwood)
  • Fakenham Wensum Scout Group
  • 2nd Marham (R.A.F.)
  • 1st Mattishall and District
  • Melton Magna
  • Nelson Rural
  • 1st Swaffham
  • 1st Swanton Morley

What do we do?

During their time with the section, Cubs will be able to do lots of different activities that impact positively on their community, take them out of their comfort zones and challenges them. They will also be able to earn a series of award badges, these include classic scout skills such as pioneering, backwoods cooking and navigation or the more recently introduced badges such as disability awareness, environmental conservation and digital maker.

Some of the annual events are the district summer cub camp, district night hike and the sixer/seconder camp. These give a chance for meeting cubs from other groups, to learn more skills and to put those skills to the test. It’s important that they get a chance to do this from a young age when amongst friends.

Top awards

Cubs, will get the opportunities to achieve their Chief Scouts Silver Award. They do this by completing challenges involving the World, Skills, The Outdoors, Adventure, Teamwork, Leadership and Personal goals.

How do I get involved?

If you child would like to become a Cub or you would like to join our leadership team or could offer facilities/resources please go to – https://www.norfolkscouts.org.uk/join

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls