How to Join Cubs (8-11 years):
Come along any Wednesday during the school term from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the 1st Lane Cove Scout Hall and see what we do, but it also may be an idea to check our program in case we have scheduled an outing.
Please see our location map
Join in our games and activities to see if you enjoy it (parents are welcome to stay if they like). There is a no obligation 4-6 week “try out” period. To do so,
Complete the online
the membership application form here: Youth Membership Application Lane Cove Scouts
Just come along
to try Cub Scouts for a few weeks to see if you would like to join! The online form will be forwarded to the Group Leader (N.B.: membership is provisional during this try out phase, & will only be activated when a decision to join is made)
Your child will be covered by Scouts Australia insurance while they try out: just make sure they wear casual clothes and closed-toe shoes e.g. sports shoes
What is a Cub Scout Unit?
A Cub Scout Unit comprises up to 24 girls and boys aged 7 1/2 to 11 years who meet weekly at the Scout Hall and go on outdoor activities. Your Unit will be divided into Patrols which are groups comprising six people. Each group of six will have a leader called a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader.
What are the badges for?
The Cub Award System recognises the effort made by each Cub Scout at their own level of ability. The program is youth centred/adult supported to ensure that the core adventurous activity skill objectives are achieved for each Cub. Through participating, assisting and leading games and activities will result in the Cub meeting milestones achievements each year. The emphasis is on learning by doing & reflecting on your adventures. Please visit our badges page
to see the placement of Cub and Scout badges on the uniform.
What else do we do?
Cub Scouts learn about basic bushcraft, first aid, safety and how to react in emergencies through structured activities and games. While the games are fun they also encourage teamwork and sharing.
Apart from our regular Wednesday evening pack nights, we have outdoor activities and camps – either under canvas or in dormitories in the colder weather. The Cub Scout Unit takes an active part in local Scouting District and Regional events which enables the cubs to experience a wide variety of activities, many of them involving safe risk taking.
Cubs have also taken part in various local community events on Australia Day and ANZAC Day, supported Clean Up Australia and helped collect for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.
Our other activities have included attending the Cuboree* (statewide camp for cub scouts), Sirius Cup canoeing and sailing regatta, campfires at our hall, wide games in Blackman Park. The Cub Scout Unit also took part in the Australia-wide ‘Scouts in Action Week’ in August with themed games and activities. The Cub Scouts have also participated in a Landcare project in Blackman Park in conjuction with Lane Cove Council Bushcare Officers, helping to identify and remove weeds near the river at the bottom of the park.
*We’re excited for the Cuboree scheduled for 29 Sept – 3rd October 2023 (after a COVID enforced gap). REGISTRATIONS are open NOW!!
All of these events involve the cub scouts in different aspects of their community and develop a sense of belonging.