1st Portishead Scout Group

1st Portishead Cubs

Cubs are made up of children aged 8 to 10½, and are the second step on the Scouting journey, after Beavers. However, you don’t have to have been a Beaver to join Cubs.

We currently have three Cub packs which each meet at different times each week:

  • Cougar Cubs - Monday 6.45 to 8.15pm
  • Cobra Cubs - Wednesday 6.45 to 8.15pm
  • Dinosaur Cubs - Thursday 6.45 to 8.15pm

Cubs are offered a huge range of experiences and opportunities during their time with us, including being outdoors learning new skills, adventures and games of all kinds, and generally having fun! In the hut, Cubs might do crafting such as t-shirt printing or making posters, or complete problem-solving challenges like the Egg Drop or Invert The Circle. Outside you’ll find them playing flash light tag or spin the rope, as well as seasonal activities like pumpkin carving and even pumpkin bowling!

Over 200 badges to aim for

All Cubs work towards earning badges, giving them a sense of achievement and pride. There are over 200 Scout badges to aim for – all practical, educational and most of all fun! Recent badges awarded include Adventure, Skills & Outdoors Building, Hikes, Camping and Sleepovers, Backwoods Cooking, Pioneering, Navigation, Environmental, Swimming, Air Activities Science and a variety of Safety badges.

Cubs are also invited to sleepovers and nights away around 3 times a year, giving them a taste of independence, freedom and fun. We’re lucky enough to have the use of Glenny Scout Camp just a few minutes' drive from Portishead, where regular sleepovers see Cubs enjoying campfires and hot chocolate, night hikes, man hunt in the dark and a hearty breakfast of bacon sandwiches.

Too much fun to let the kids have all to themselves

We couldn’t run Cubs without the support of adult volunteers. If it sounds like too much fun to let the kids have all to themselves, then please get in touch. You don’t need any special experience – but we’d love to know if you have any knowledge or skills you’d like to share with our young people. Whether you’re a musician, martial arts teacher, a member of a club we could visit, or simply have a spare pair of hands every now and then to help support our Cubs, we’d love you to be involved. We have a variety of opportunities to make the most of your time, however much you’re able to give.

“I love volunteering as a leader because I get a buzz out of the experiences we create for the Cubs and I see them grow in confidence and practical skills, which will help them in later life. I think it gives all volunteers a sense of purpose beyond normal life and it keeps us young. We all get to enjoy the fun and adventures the Cubs have.”
– Angus Wardle, Cub Leader

Help us get young people off a waiting list and into Scouts