Introduction to Cubs

"The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!"

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys

Shackleton Pack

The Cub pack at 1st Malden Scout group has been running since 1914 when it was set up as part of the Cub trial scheme, two years before the official birth of Wolf Cubs in 1916! 

Shackleton Pack is named after the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.

The Pack is open to young people aged between 8 and 10 ½, although this is flexible to allow friends to move from Beavers or to Scouts together or at a suitable time. These decisions are taken by the Leaders.

During their time in the Pack the Cubs get a chance to take part in many exciting activities like, camping, hiking, exploring, and swimming. They will also work towards the challenge and activity badges.

Shackleton Pack is divided into small groups called Sixes, which are named after a colour and has senior Cubs in charge (Sixers and Seconders).

Like all of Scouting the leaders are made up of a group of willing volunteers, who freely give up their time to run the Pack. We are also assisted by young leaders from the Explorer Scout section and a dedicated team of occasional helpers who assist at camp and other activities.


The Cub Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people 
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best 
Think of others before themselves 
And do a good turn every day.

    Code of Conduct

 Written by: Daniel H, Daniel W, Hannah, Harriet, Isabel, Jake, Patrick, Rohan. (April 2017)

Download the Code of Conduct.


1st & 2nd Warning – The Cub will be asked to behave and will continue with the game / activity.

3rd Warning – The Cub will sit out the remainder of the game / activity.

4th and Final Warning – As above, but the parent will be informed at the end of the meeting (if the parent is not collected an email will be sent).

If a parent has to be informed of bad behaviour more than once we will have to consider excluding the Cub for initially one week then potentially permanently. This will only happen in an extreme case after discussion with the parents and the Group Scout Leader and is something we do not wish to be forced to do.

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