Boys and girls between 8 and 10½ can have the adventure of their lives in their local cub scout pack, which are part of community based scout groups.

After a number of weeks settling in and making new friends, cubs are invested and earn a neckerchief – a distinctive scarf which shows they belong to a specific group. Combined with their distinctive green sweatshirt, this shows that they are ready to make friendships and step up to life.

Why become a Gateshead Cub?

Cub Scouting is about having fun, growing as a young person and as part of a local community. Cubs get opportunities to try a host of thrilling activities, from caving to canoeing, climbing to den building, all within a supportive and happy atmosphere which aims to develop resilience and a positive attitude to challenge. Cub Scouting is also about building foundation skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving.

As Gateshead cubs, young people have the chance to work in their pack during a weekly meeting where fun, games and opportunity are top of the agenda. Gateshead Cubs are also encouraged to explore their local cub community and make friends by attending district and community events such as indoor climbing, outdoor den building and bush craft days.
At the heart of the cub adventure is the outdoors and the highlight of a young person’s time in cubs is the regular opportunities to go camping, indoor and out, with new friends and old. On camp cubs thrive on growing independence and the capacity to try new things. From the first time sleeping under the stars, to the gusto of the campfire, cub camp is where memories are made.

How does Cub Scouting develop young people?

Cub scouts work towards a Chief Scout Silver Award where the young people achieve success through fun. Trying new things, building leadership skills and independence are at the core of the challenge badges cubs work towards. By the end of their time in cubs, children are growing into young people with a sense of responsibility, belonging and self-worth. They are increasingly independent and ready to take their place in the scout troop.

Cub Scouts in Gateshead

We currently have Cub Packs at the following Scout Groups. Please click on the Scout Group name to access the Scout Group page and check on the availability of places:

Scout Group Location Meeting Night
5th Birtley Birtley (DH3 1AD) Monday
7th Gateshead Bensham / Teams (NE8 2SZ) Thursday
9th Gateshead Wrekenton (NE9 7JS) Friday
12th Gateshead Whickham (NE16 4SH) Friday
13th Gateshead Beacon Lough (NE9 6RZ) Monday
21st Gateshead Low Fell (NE9 5EU) Wednesday
31st Gateshead Low Fell (NE9 6QD) Friday
32nd Gateshead Whickham (NE16 4SP)
39th Gateshead Windy Nook (NE10 9SU) Friday

Can you help transform lives?

Volunteering with a cub scout pack colony is highly rewarding and is great fun. Adult volunteers can learn a wide range of skills which are transferable to the workplace. Working with cub scouts keeps adults young at heart and provides a great way of giving something back to your local community.

To find a place a local cub scout pack, check out our Join Us page

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