(8 – 11 Year Olds)
Tuesday Nights from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
The Tarralla Cub Unit is named after a creek that runs through Croydon. Tarralla is the indigenous word meaning ‘to run or walk quickly’.
Cub Scouts is for young people starting from 8 years of age who transition to the Scout Unit after turning 11 and before turning 12.
Cub Scouts are:
- Creating their own paths
- Developing their sense of place
- Exploring the world around them
- Encountering new experiences
- Expanding perspectives
- Determining their own adventures
- Building upon friendships
They generally meet once a week as well as going on some super cool weekend activities.
There are fun camps for Cub Scouts which could have interesting themes like ‘Space Odyssey’ or ‘Pirates on the High Seas’. With some experience, you can even join a five day ‘Cuboree’ with hundreds of other excited Cub Scouts at Gilwell Park, near Gembrook.
Cub Scouts play fantastic games like scavenger hunts or they might build a catapult together.
They can also earn a range of badges for bushcraft, cooking, canoeing and many other skills. There’s even a ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ badge, designed with the help of Victoria Police, which involves the Cub Scouts being aware of emergency phone numbers and learning about security issues for themselves or their homes.