Welcome to the Cub Scout Section

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½.
There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.

A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

There are currently 19 Cub packs for your children to choose from in Hornchurch District – details can be found on our ‘Join Scouting’ pages.


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.

The Cub Scout Motto:

Be Prepared


Hornchurch District Cub Air Rifle Competition

crossed rifleThe District Cub Air Rifle competition was held at 8th Hornchurch Headquarters. This year 55 cubs attended the competition from 8 different cub packs; 1st Elm Park, 2nd Elm Park, 2nd Rainham, 3rd Rainham, 8th Hornchurch Jupiter, Apollo, Dragon and Mercury.
The Cubs were in two different age groups under 9 ¼ and over 9 ¼. The under 9 ¼'s shot in the morning and the over 9 ¼'s shot in the afternoon.
Before the Cubs shot for the competition they were each given a practice turn to ensure that they are all familiar with the air rifles. While the Cubs were shooting the waiting Cubs were occupied by a Video being shown on a large screen TV and the others were playing games out side on the grass.

 The top scoring cub in each age category received an individual certificate. There was also a trophy for 1st 2nd and 3rd place in each age group and a certificate for each Cub. The total score from each group was added together and the Group trophy was presented to the winning Group.  
There was a small printing glitch with the certificates and trophy’s. We won’t need to get any for next year. All new ones have been produced and will be given out later this week.
I would also like to say a big thank you to all the leaders who stayed and helped with the competition it would not have run as smoothly without your help.
The results for the competition are below. 

The 8th Hornchurch Jupiter stopped 3rd Raynham’s attempt to gain the trophy for the 4th year in succession.

Under 9 1/4
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 51
8th Hornchurch Dragon 33
3rd Rainham 21
Best Individual Score
8th Hornchurch Jupiter Oliver 21
Over 9 1/4
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 75
8th Hornchurch Mercury 66
8th Hornchurch Dragon 47
Best Individual Score
8th Hornchurch Mercury Amelia 33
Total Group Scores
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 126
8th Hornchurch Dragon 80
8th Hornchurch Mercury 66
8th Hornchurch Apollo 39
1st Elm Park 38
3rd Rainham 36
2nd Elm Park 28
2nd Rainham 20




Bob Wallace DCSL