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, bush walking, sailing, flying, canoeing and billy-karting! Learn traditional Scouting skills like tying knots and using a map and compass!
Play games and make friends! Learn to ‘do your best’ at whatever you try and help others to ‘do their best’ too! Visit exciting places! Help with community events or environment projects! Check out the fun things we do…
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!
You will also learn heaps of useful things that will help you when you move up to the older Scouting Sections, as well as throughout your entire life.
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.
All Cub Scouts are good at and enjoy different things, but everyone gets to have a go at all the activities and you can earn heaps of cool badges to sew on your Cub Scout uniform.
In Cub Scouts, young people learn:
- Bush skills
- Natural environments
- Awareness of the local community
- Health and First-Aid
- Responsibility to self
- Leadership and teamwork.
Cubs Meeting Times:
The 2nd Gordon Cubs is open to both boys and girls:
Cubs – ages 8 to 12
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.