Cub Scouts continues the journey from Joey Scouts and is for young people aged 8–11.

The Cub Scout section focuses on exploring the outdoors, setting challenges and encountering new experiences! Cub Scouts can:

  • Create their own paths
  • Develop their sense of place
  • Explore the world around them
  • Encounter new experiences
  • Expand their perspectives
  • Determine their own adventures
  • Build upon friendships.

You’ll go on camps with your Unit, and you might attend a Cuboree camp with hundreds of other Cub Scouts! As well as learning things like how to use a compass, you’ll go on bushwalks, bike trips and have the chance to do things like sailing, canoeing, abseiling and sometimes even flying!

Click here to read about becoming a member of Scouts NSW.

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Badges and Awards

Like all Scouts, Cub Scouts participate in the Achievement Pathways and are presented with badges to recognise their achievements. The Achievement Pathways are a continuous series of personal achievements across the whole program. A Cub Scout can decide if they would like to achieve their peak award in this Section – the Grey Wolf Award. Click here to view the Grey Wolf Award Pathway.



The Cub Scout uniform consists of a navy blue shirt, with the yellow section colour highlighted across the sleeve, yoke and collar. Click here to read more about the uniform. 

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