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Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly 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.

Cubs are usually aged between eight and ten and a half years old, though they can be as young as seven and three quarters. A group of Cub Scouts is called a Pack, and each Pack can be split up into smaller groups called Sixes; at 7th Colchester we have four sixes (red, blue, green and yellow). Cubs have a Promise, Law and Motto.

The Cub Scout Promise:

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law:

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto:

Be Prepared


The Cub Scout flag is yellow, bearing the Scout symbol and motto.

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