Excitement, independence and some serious fun!
There are so many things a Cub Scout can do… Try exciting outdoor adventures like rock climbing, abseiling, camping, bushwalking, sailing, flying, canoeing and billy-karting! Learn traditional Scouting skills like tying knots and using a map and compass! Play games and make new friends! Visit exciting places! Help with community events or environment projects! Check out the fun things we do…
One of the biggest differences between Cubs and other extra-curricular activities is a focus on “youth led” – the Cub Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders design our program each term, and Cubs plan and run all the activities (under adult supervision). This focus on youth leading and “Plan, Do Review” helps develop leadership capabilities and teamwork.
At your first Unit 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 and 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!
You will also learn lots of useful things that will help you as you move up to the older Scouting Sections, as well as throughout your entire life, including:
- Bushcraft and camping skills
- Awareness of the local community
- Health and First-Aid
- Leadership and teamwork.
Cubs – ages 8 to 11
Mondays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
We meet during public school term times – usually at our Scout Hall on Rosedale Road, Gordon. We also have a number of weekend activities including camps, hikes, fundraisers and social events. In addition to 2nd Gordon activities, throughout the year there are major events that involve members from other groups in the District, State or all of Australia.