A Cub Scout is a member of the section of the worldwide Scouting movement for young persons, aged 7 to 11. In some countries they are known by their original name of Wolf Cubs and are often referred to simply as "Cubs". The emphasis of Cub Scouting is to have fun and learn at the same time. A Cub Scout gets satisfaction from meeting challenges, having friends, building self-esteem and feeling he is important to other people. Cub Scouts learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships. A Cub Scout learns the basics of the Scouting methods, a simple version of the Scout Promise, and a simple version of the Scout Law. Common ways to implement the Scouting method includes spending time together in small groups with shared experiences, rituals, and activities. Cultivating a love and appreciation for the outdoors and outdoor activities are key elements. There are loads of fun things that Cub Scouts can do, such as games, exploring, camping, woodcraft, first aid, swimming, hiking and sports. If they achieve some competence in various activities they will earn badges which they can wear on their uniform. Each Pack has a number of annual events at Group and District level. Camping most often occurs on a unit level, such as in the pack, but sometimes at the Group or District level. The 9th Benoni Cub pack meets every Friday from 16h15 to 18h00 during the Gauteng government school term. Below is a link to the Arkela's blogspot showing what the Cubs get up to at each meeting. Still not sure? Come along for a meeting or two and see for yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised. We look forward to meeting you. Akela's Cubs