Cub Scouts, often shortened to Cubs, are a section of Scouting operated by The Scout Association with a core age of eight to ten and a half years of age.This section follows on from the Beaver Scouts (6-8 year olds) and precedes the Scout section (10½-14 year olds).
Originally beginning in 1916 as Wolf Cubs, the section gained its current name in 1966 as a result of the Advance Party Report. Because of this early name, the section has themed links to wolves and the novel The Jungle Book with the section being called a Cub Pack and the volunteer leaders taking their names from this story.
Cub Scouts has been open to both boys and girls since 1991 as well as those of different faiths and none. Cub Scouts wear a green sweatshirt for their uniform and earn badges for skills learned and challenges overcome.
In common with other sections in Scouting, Cub Scouts make a promise when they start in the section at a ceremony called "being invested". The Cub Scout promise is very similar to the Scout promise with a few words simplified and making reference to a Cub Scout law. The core promise long associated with the section, and the promise still used for Christians, Jews and Sikhs is:
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
To keep the law of the Cub Pack
And, to do a Good Turn every day.
The Cub Scout law, referenced in the promise, is similar in aim to the Scout law and aims to convey the values of Scouts to Cub Scouts in an accessible way. The law is:
A Cub is Obedient
A Cub Clean and Polite
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