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Cubs is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 years. After they turn 11, they can commence linking up to Scouts.

1st East Ryde have two Cub Packs that have identical programs run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Pack meet on Mondays 6:30 - 8pm during school term
  • Pioneer Pack meet on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm during school term

Some meetings are held together or on other nights, so please always check our program and calendar.


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  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to, or continue to develop within the world of Scouting;
  • To begin developing, or continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside of school and sports;
  • To become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an uncompetitive atmosphere.

Typical Activities

Cub Scouts begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Cubs. As an 8 year old they are encouraged to aim for their Milestone 1 (formerly "Bronze Boomerang") Badge which they receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general. These will include (but not be limited to) things like cleanliness, home and road safety, knot and rope skills, Scouting and self expression.

At 9 and 10 years of age they will be encouraged to do their Milestone 2 (was "Silver Boomerang"), followed by their Milestone 3 (was "Gold Boomerang"), which continue on the themes learnt in Milestone 1, but at a more advanced level.

Cub Scouts are also encouraged to pursue their special interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Over the past few years several 1st East Ryde Cub Scouts have achieved the ultimate award for cub scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.

At 1st East Ryde, our Cub Scouts are being encouraged to lead, assist and participate in our weekly meetings and activities.We also look forward to taking part in "Cuboree", a week-long camp of exciting activities held once every three years and shared with Cub Scouts from across NSW and beyond.


 Explorer Pack Leaders (Monday nights)

Steven Green"Bagheera"
Steven Green
Cub Scout Leader

Pioneer Pack Leaders (Wednesday nights)

Phillip"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Relieving Cub Scout Leader
Paul Travis"Baloo"
Paul Travis
Assistant Cub Scout Leader




As we transition from the old Award Scheme to the new Youth Programme, our Cubs are being given more opportunities to lead, and even set the weekly meeting programmes. The Term Plan is below, but changes will occur to meet the interests of our Cub Scouts.

TERM 3-4 2020:

Week Explorer Pack Pioneer Pack Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location Replies Due Leader
8 Mon 7 Sept Mon 7 Sept Orienteering 1 - the basics Scout Hall   Bagheera & OT
9 Mon 14 Sept Mon 14 Sept Orienteering 2 - compass trails Scout Hall   Bagheera & OT
10 Mon 21 Sept Wed 23 Sept Youth Programme meeting for parents and cubs Scout Hall   Bagheera & OT
1 Mon 12 Oct Mon 12 Oct Unit Council meeting for programme planning Scout Hall   Bagheera & OT
2 Mon 19 Oct Mon 19 Oct Orienteering 3 - outside (dry) / using topographic maps (wet) Scout Hall   Bagheera & OT
3 Mon 26 Oct Wed 28 Oct Orienteering 4 - trails in the bush Field of Mars   OT & Bagheera
4 Mon 2 Nov          
5 Mon 9 Nov          
6 Mon 16 Nov          
7 Mon 23 Nov          
8 Mon 30 Nov          
9 Mon 7 Dec          
10 Mon 14 Dec          

Grey Wolf Hike will be scheduled to be held soon!

Some Cub Scouts' ideas from Unit Council include:


  • Knitting
  • House design
  • Survival night
  • Drawing night
  • Playing games


  • Community cleanup (T4?)
  • Making camp site
  • Game night


  • Cockatoo Island (T4?)
  • Swimming (T4?)
  • Hide-and-seek
  • Grey Wolf Hike
  • Bush walking
  • Minigolf (T4?)
  • Fishing (T4?)

Personal Growth:

  • Hand cleaning
  • Water safety (T4?)
  • Skits |
  • Swimming pool (T4?)