Being a Cub

When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

The Cub Section is the second section of the Scouting Movement for young people aged 8- 10½. We run two separate packs to cater for young people in both Thaxted and surrounding villages, including Wimbish and Debden. Thaxted Cubs meet on Tuesday evenings 6.30pm8pm and Carver Cubs meet on Tuesday evenings 7.15pm-8.30pm.

Cubs are easily recognised in their distinctive green sweatshirts Cub Scouts enjoy a host of fun activities. There are many opportunities to get stuck in with all the fun. In the warmer months, Thaxted Recreation ground and the Barracks airfield are perfect for our needs. We are out and about learning new skills like archery, building fires, camping, camp cooking and den building. We offer a wide range of activities and opportunities including, kayaking, camping trips, jailbreak and fundraising events. We normally run around 2-3 camps a year which often involve 2 nights away. There are lots of badges to be gained which adds to the excitement of completing the requirements, earning self-belief, confidence and being proud when they complete them.

In the winter when the weather is cold and wet, we will be indoors. Although we are indoors, we still have fun, play lots of games and do lots of badge work which can not be completed outdoors.

We are always looking for parent help on evenings and activities so if you would like to get involved as a helper or even becoming a Leader then please get in touch online or speak to Rory or Steve.


Completing the award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Cubs Promise

As a Values-based movement, we all make “The Promise” an oath that helps us to be our best

Moving up to Scouts

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Cubs and embrace your next big adventure

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Cub Leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.