At the moment this section caters for children from 9 to 11 years of age or who are in 3rd to 5th class. We meet on Tuesday evenings from18:00 to 19:20. During our weekly meetings we play games and we do a variety of different Scouting activities. Apart from our weekly meetings we also do lots of different activities at the weekends.
If you are interested in joining up please go to our contacts page.
What are Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts range from 9 to 11 years of age. The Cub Scout adventure is full of fun and exploration. We are all about finding out about new things and new ways of having fun. We learn to become more responsible because we want to do more things like go on longer camps and lead activities. Cub Scouts are organised into small groups called Sixes and guess what, there are 6 Cub Scouts in them! The Sixes are collected together in what we call a Pack. The Six has one of the Cub Scouts as their leader and that person is called the Sixer. The Sixers meet and talk about things that the Cub Scouts would like to do and this meeting is called a Sixer Council.
Cub Scouts are given more responsibility and more say in the running of the programme and as a result can do more. Responsibility is the key to helping the Cub Scout grow as it teaches them to look after themselves and to look out for others. They spend more time working in small groups and making decisions as a team. Each Six has a leader (Sixer) and assistant leader (Seconder). Every Cub Scout should have a job to do in the Six and they should be given more responsible jobs as they progress. The Sixer’s Council should meet periodically to chat about bigger issues or topics and to guide the direction of programme. Scouters should ensure that each Cub Scout is given the chance to take on additional responsibility as they develop and the chance to act as the leader of a small group on a regular basis.
Currently there are 30 Cubs in the 19th Galway Athenry Pack and a waiting list of 15. There are currently 5 Sixes; Buffalo, Wolf, Hawk, Cheetah and Eagle.
Recent Cub activities include
- County Cub hike to Belcare, Co Galway where the Cubs learnt about Fire making using the resources available in a forest , bivouacking, over night shelters etc.
- Night Time (in the dark) Orienteering course in a local forest
- Working on Adventure Skill badges such as Hiking, Camping, Backwoods and Emergencies.
Meetings are held every Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:20 in the Presentation Sports Hall.
Each meeting is fun packed with Games, Learning Activities and Badge work.
If you would like to become a cub then please complete the membership application form.
If you are an Adult and wish to help/become a leader then please . We are always looking for leaders. Full training is provided.