Our Cub Packs ...

Cub Scouts are for young people, both boys and girls, aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years old. Cubs is all about having fun, making new friends and trying new things! To join the Cub Pack there is no requirement to have been a Beaver Scout first, however if the Cub Pack is full we give priority to Beaver Scouts who are old enough to move up.

There are a lot of fun things for Cub Scouts to do and they are given the chance to try lots of different activities. Swimming, kayaking, music, exploring the outdoors, gaining badges and taking part in games are just some of the opportunities Cub Scouts have. We also hold a Cub camp each year, where the cubs sleep in dorms together and take part in lots of different activities outdoors around the Scout Centre.

At Fairmilehead Scout Group we have two Packs – Castlelaw and Scaldlaw – both of which meet in the Church Halls on a Thursday evening from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm.

Joining Cubs

When a new Cub joins the Pack, we have a short ceremony called an ‘investiture.’  This is when they make their Cub Scout Promise in front of the Cub Pack, and officially become a Cub Scout.

The promise is an important part of becoming a member of the pack, and by making the promise a Cub commits to try their best and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

Click to read more about the Cub Scout promise


New Cubs who join the pack need to buy a green cub jumper. They’ll use the necker that they had in Beavers, and we provide all the badges.

The nearest shop that sells Cub jumpers is the Edinburgh Guide Shop at 16 Coates Cresecent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AH. The map on the right shows where it is.

Alternatively you can buy them online from Scout Shops by clicking here.

Click to visit the shop

Badges and Awards

Our Cubs can earn different types of badges. Below are a few explanations about them. To find out more about the individual badges and to see the up-to-date requirements click on the badge images below.

Where do the badges go ?

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Core Badges.....

These include the badges that are presented to a cub when they join the pack and represent where a cub is from, and their membership of the Scout Association.

Activity Badges

These badges recognise a Cub’s progression in existing activities or in a new activity that they have been trying for the first time.

There are now 55 different cub activity badges to try!

(These badges are circular and red with a yellow border.)

Staged Activity Badges

There are now 16 different staged activity badges that can be earned whether a young person is a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer – based on their level of ability or experience. These include the Nights Away Badge which records how many nights a young person has been away with scouting.

(These badges are circular and light blue with a purple border.)

Challenge Awards

The 7 Cub Challenge awards are achieved by completing a number of more ambitious tasks within the pack or the local community. Much of the work for these is completed through taking an active part in our programme of activities but a few may require some extra work out with our normal cub nights.

Chief Scout's Silver Award

This is the highest award a Cub can achieve before moving onto Scouts. Cubs gain this award by achieving all 7 Challenge Awards and achieving 6 different activity badges or stage activity badges of their choice

Can you .... Make us truly awesome ?

Do you have a special set of skills ? 

Teamwork is at the heart of Scouting, we build it in young people, and it takes teams of adults to make it happen.

With your help and support we are able to offer our young people good quality Scouting with an opportunity of fun, challenging and exciting activities. We aim to  identify any skills your family and friends have that could help us achieve this.  Everyone has something to offer, whether it is through their work or hobbies (maybe you are a dentist and could visit and talk to us, or you work in a baked bean factory, we may be able to visit).  Have a look at the wide range of activity badges available by clicking on the badges themselves. You may have skills / interests which you could share with us.

Contact us using the details at the bottom of the page   

Getting in touch .........

For the parents/guardians of Cubs already in the pack – please contact

Adam at Castlelaw cubs – 114castlelawcubs@gmail.com


Stephen at Scaldlaw cubs scaldlawcubs@gmail.com


For General enquiries regarding the Scout Group – please contact fairmilehead@gmail.com