Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up a whole other world. Our Cubs meet on a Thursday evening at 18:15 to 19:45

Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond


What do Cubs get up to?

Being a Cub at 1st Merton Park is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things they’ll get up to with their new friends. Cubs learn by doing, some of the skills they will develop will be practical, like knowing how to cook a delicious meal or give someone first aid. Others will allow them to become a master at a chosen hobby, or help them to succeed with a future challenge.

Who leads Cubs?

Our Pack is made up of young people aged 8 to 10½, led by an adult Cub leader traditionally nicknamed Akela after the wise leader of the wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling’s novel, The Jungle Book.

Within their Pack, Cubs are also part of a Six. A Six is a smaller group of Cubs, headed up by a Sixer and a Seconder. Sixers and Seconders are Cub Scouts who are chosen to take on leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new people to the Pack, being extra helpful on camp, or taking charge of a particular game or activity.

How to join

1st Merton Park is an extremely popular group, this means that lots of young people want to join and you might have to wait for a space to become available before you can start your scouting journey. If you have any questions about accessibility, it’s best to contact us in addition to your application. By being upfront about additional needs from the start, parents/carers can work in partnership with local leaders to make sure their young person has the best experience possible.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls