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The Cub Scout Section

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 Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm. 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 a six 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.

Getting out into Nature is what Cub Scouting is all about. There is so much to explore in nature and the Cub Scout Programme will help the Cub Scout what to look out for. You can see Cub Scouts inaction on Jamóige – which is a Giant camp for Cub scouts and normally has over 2000 Cub Scouts camping together. National Cub Scouting days as well as Pack Holidays also are typical activities for a Cub Scout to go on.

The Cub Scout Calendar can be accessed here

Here is an equipment list for Cub Weekend Activities. CLICK HERE

Niamh McLain will be adding information in here soon.

The Cub Scout Photo Gallery be accessed here

Cub Scouts's News

Get Your Cub Scouts Camping

A complete 8-step guide to get your Cub Scout Pack camping.

Dear Cub Scouters,
We are delighted to bring you our eight-step ‘Camping with the Stars’ resource. This resource aims to help you and your Pack have a fun-filled, youth-centred camping experience by building your capacity and confidence in camping step-by-step. You can start to complete these steeps up to five months before your camping experience-it’s up to you.

Step 1: First Pitch
            Plan for camp in small groups; roles for Scouters.
Step 2: Gearing Up
            Clothing, layers, personal first aid kit, packing an overnight bag, hygiene.
Step 3: Out and About
            Day activity with the correct gear.
Step 4: Site and Oversight
            Leave No Trace, risk management, site layout.
Step 5: Food for Thought
            Overnight with food hygiene and prep in small groups.
Step 6: Spars and Sparks
            Tent pitching, gadget construction, fire-lighting.
Step 7: Adding the Magic
            Campfire, Scouts’ Own, flag ceremony, gear check, revision.
Step 8: Camping with the Stars
            Revision, get out and camp, review.

In the book below click the expand page icon for full screen:


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Cub Scout Uniform and Badges

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Scouting Trail


Published by
Scout Foundation. Larch Hill, Dublin 16
This is the third publication with this title published previously in 1964 and 1979
© Scout Foundation 2003

Map reproduction Ordnance Survey Ireland Permit No.7753
© Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland
ISBN 0-9546532-0-3

Printed in the Republic of Ireland by Hanlon Printing Works, Dublin
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system or transmitted in any way or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior
permission of the Scout Foundation.

Members of Scouting Ireland and members of WOSM and WAGGGS may photocopy
and distribute for training purposes only

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Christmas Tree collection 2018

It is that time of year again and we are doing out now yearly Christmas tree collection, please click the link for the PDF flyer. 

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Kyaking May 2017

Fun filled day out in Dun Laoghaire just before the rain set in!

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MIC 2016 Fundraising – Clothes Recycling

Hello everyone, the next fundraising event for MIC2016 will be clothes recycling. 

We will accept good quality clothes,

  • shoes
  • handbags
  • belts
  • teddies
  • sheets
  • mobile phones
  • tablets

We cannot accept

  • duvets
  • cushions
  • curtains
  • blankets 
  • end of life clothing etc

We will start collecting the recyclables on Monday 8 February 2016. You can put any of the above items in bin bags and drop down to the Scout Den. 

Collections will be done by a Scouter in the Scout Den Car Park, or you can arrange a collection if you have more than a couple of bags. Please DO NOT leave bags in the car park unless someone is there to accept them. All electronics should separated. 

If you wish a arrange a collection please email hughATSYMBOL29thdublinDOTorg and he will arrange a time that suits. 

The fundraising is being done in conjunction of a recycling company call Bag2School and they will pay per kilo of recycled items. The company will also donate a further 10% of what we raise to CanTeen Ireland

Please see flyer below that we will give out at Section meetings.  



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Monday Night Cubs returns 11th Jan 2016

Happy New Year!, Monday Cubs will back on the 11th Jan 2016 as most schools are off Monday the 4th.



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CANCELLED Cubs Hike – Sunday 8th of November 2015

Due to adverse weather conditions the planned Hike to Bray head has been cancelled.


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No Cub Scout Meeting Monday 26th or Wednesday 28th October 2015

Hi all

Just to confirm that due to the mid-term break there will be no Cub Scout Meeting next Monday 26 or Wednesday 28th October 2015.

See you all the following week.





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Crab fishing 2014

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