Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 11, who make up the first step in the quest to become a disciplined scout, the first section of the Scouting family in Maldives, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly over a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.
A Pack of Cub Scouts are organized into Sixes, with each Six named after a colour, and a Sixer and a Seconder in charge or Assistant Sixer.
Under some situations, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7 ½ years if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on. Such decisions are taken by Cub Scout leaders.
The recommended maximum size of a Cub Scout Pack is 36 Cub Scouts. To meet local circumstance this number may be increased, either in the long term or the short term with the agreement of the Group Scout Leader.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get the opportunity to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. They can wear a range of badges on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and day outs, to places like the zoo, theme parks or farms. They will also be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.
Cub Scouts have a tailored program suiting their age, growth and development. They learn through fun, games and by doing along with their leaders and parents. Their primary mentors; parents and leaders will accompany them through this journey of self-development.
Cub Scout Promise
I promise to do my best,
To do my duty to Allah and the Country
To obey the Cub Scout Law and;
To do a good deed every day.
Cub Scout Law
A Cub Scout:
- Obeys Akeyla
- Makes himself/herself useful
- Keeps trying to do better
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best