Cub Scouting is for youth ages 8–10. The theme of the Cub Scout program is inspired by The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, in which a jungle wolf pack in India adopts an abandoned young boy.
Youth of Cub Scout age come together in small groups called Lairs. Lairs are usually made up of about eight youth. Collectively, Lairs make up a Cub Pack. There are Volunteer Adults who are also part of the Pack and are known as Pack Scouters!
Each Lair is comprised of a mixture of the three age/grade levels of Cub Scouts so that everyone can learn from each other. The Cub Scouts pick a name for their Lair. All the members of the Lair may wear a colour patch on the right sleeve of their uniform. While Lairs may be named by the patch colour, the Lair name is up to the creativity of the Lair.
In keeping with The Jungle Book theme, each age/grade level of Cub Scouts is named for a wolf characteristic. Grade 3 Cub Scouts are “Runners”, Grade 4 Cub Scouts are “Trackers”, and the Grade 5 youth are “Howlers”. A youth who wishes to join Cub Scouts would start at the same level as their grade peers, regardless of when they join. Scouters will be sensitive to the individual needs of youth who are in a grade not consistent with their age group. Youth will always progress to the next level of Cub Scouts.
All Cub Scouts wear a neckerchief (necker) held together with a “woggle”, which is a cloth strip that hold the ends of the necker together. Each woggle has “whiskers”. Runners have one line (whisker), Trackers have two, and Howlers have three. Each woggle is given after specific activities are completed.
Meeting Night: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Mark's United Church
Section Contact: Ed Bisbee
NEW: The Jungle at a Glance – This two-page snapshot overview of the Cub Scout Section introduces parents and new Scouters to the adventures that happen in the Jungle! It covers everything from the uniform to the Jungle Map, and includes links to tonnes of great resources.
Cub Scout Promise:
I promise to do my best
To love and serve God, to do my duty to the Queen;
To keep the law of the Wolf Cub pack,
And to do a good turn for somebody every day.
Cub Scout Law:
The Cub respects the Old Wolf,
The Cub respects himself/herself.
Cub Scout Motto:
Do Your Best