Boys & Girls 8-10 Years
Meeting times: Monday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Positive Development! The Cub Scout program is specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of 8 to 10 year old children. It provides opportunities for young people to develop and grow as individuals and as members of a team. Cub Scout activities are planned to cover a broad range of interests and topics to trigger their imagination and curiosity.
As a member of a ‘Six’ you and your Pack will work together to explore the world. Your Cub Scout Leader will help you along the way and encourage you to participate in Scouting activities. You’ll learn life-long skills, participate in the Cub Scout’s Award Scheme, earn badges, make friends and have fun!
Cub Scouts activities include:
★ Organising and playing team games
★ Learn practical skills like knots and construction
★ Going on Outings and Nature Trails
★ Orienteer and learn to read maps and compasses
★ Short Camping Trips
★ Sporting activities
★ Air Activities
★ Water Activities and Water Safety
Cub Scout Motto
Cub Scout Promise
Cub Scout Law
*The commencement for advancement in Sections may vary up to 6 months.*
Cub Scouts may commence transition (Link Badge) any time after their 10th birthday and have progressed to Scouts by their 11th birthday. Extensions beyond age range may be granted in accordance with the Victorian Branch Scouting Instructions (VBSI) Section 2.1.12. Further information is available from our Group Leader.
The major components of the Cub Scout Award Scheme are the Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang badges. To earn each of these badges, Cub Scouts must complete at least ten challenges under the guidance of Leaders.
Cub Scouts can set challenges for themselves to earn Achievement Badges from the areas of Arts and Literature, Nature, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation, and Our World. There are also a number of Special Interest badges.
Grey Wolf Award: This is the pinnacle of achievement in the Cub Scout Section. To earn the Grey Wolf Award a Cub Scout must hold a Gold Boomerang badge, participate in a minimum of four outdoor activities and attend two Pack Councils in the previous 12 months, complete four Level 2 Achievement badges (one from each category) and one Special Interest badge, and develop and present a resource for the Six or Pack based on the Cub Scout’s understanding of The Jungle Book.
Detailed information regarding fees is provided on the Parent Information Page
Youth members, young adults and Leaders are required to attend in full uniform, which includes section specific shirt, scarf, woggle and enclosed shoes (unless otherwise advised for individual meetings). Uniform requirements are available from the Youth Badge Placement link below.
Parents and/or guardians are required to purchase a uniform shirt prior to their youth member being invested.
The current price for a Cub Scout button-up shirt is $46.95. These shirts are available from size 8 to 18. Size Charts are available from The Scout Shop website (see link below).
Prices are current as at 11th of March 2023. These prices are subject to change; please confirm current pricing prior to ordering.
Scarves, woggles, shirt badges and Record Books are provided from Section funds upon investiture.
Parents and/or guardians will be required to replace any of these items at their own expense if lost or damaged.
From Scouts Victoria: The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt; however, the colour requirement is that these garments for all official occasions and functions should be black or Navy blue.
These occasions are defined as: Awards Ceremonies e.g. Queen Scout’s, BP Awards, Leader Awards etc.; Government House; ANZAC Day; Any public event; Jamborees, Moots, Ventures etc.; Interstate and overseas travel; Youth Forums and National Youth Council.
Navy blue, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings. Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.
All Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.
New members are requested to E-mail our Group Leader prior to attending a meeting night.
To join the Ocean Grove Scout Group’s Joey Mob please E-mail our Group Leader Mark Whitehouse: GL@oceangrovescouts.com
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The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of Scouts Australia.
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New Members are welcome to attend at our Hall on the relevant Section meeting night with your first 3 night free! Conditions apply.
Further information for new members is available from our Parent Information page.