In 1916, Lord Baden-Powell set up Wolf Cubs for the younger brothers of the Scouts who were desperate to join in the fun. Wolf Cubs are based around ‘Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book’, in which a young boy brought up by a wolf pack learns to develop to be a self sufficient man. Leaders take their names from the Jungle Book story.
Wolf Cubs continue to this day for boys and girls aged 8 to 11. The ‘Pack’ meets weekly for one and a quarter hours. Packs tend to have a number of Sixes distinguished from each other by colour patches on their upper left sleeve. Sixes are made up of up to six Wolf Cubs with one (called a Sixer) responsible for his/her Six, ensuring the younger and less experienced Wolf Cubs are looked after during the Pack activities.
Being out and about exploring their local surroundings and learning about their local community is also part of the program. They will learn and understand in more depth about their local public and community services and often get hands on demonstrations from those professionals who take time out to tell them about their roles in the community. Usually Wolf Cub Camp is the first experience any young person gets of camping (without Mum or Dad) with friends. They learn how to look after themselves (personal hygiene) and their belongings, and to help each other. Camp activities are well planned and supervised by the leaders to ensure the Wolf Cups are kept busy, active, happy and having bags of fun!!
The Wolf Cubs are encouraged through the training programme to become better citizens, work together in team activities, explore their environment & helping each other to succeed.
Our Wolf Cub leadership team strives to give the young people a brilliant start in life, whilst learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere.