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Cubs is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 years. After they turn 11, they can commence linking up to Scouts.

1st East Ryde Scout Group has two Cub Scout Units that run on different nights. They join together for outings and activities.

  • Explorer Unit meets on Mondays 6:30 - 8pm during school term
  • Pioneer Unit meets on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm during school term

Some meetings are held together or on other nights, so please always check our program and calendar.


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  • To have fun in a safe and structured environment;
  • To be introduced to, or continue to develop within the world of Scouting;
  • To begin developing, or continue to develop a sense of belonging to a structured fun activity outside of school and sports;
  • To become more independent through achieving individual goals in Scouting in an atmosphere of cooperation.


We are now running on the new Scout Youth Programme, in which our Cub Scouts are encouraged to lead, assist and participate in all meetings and activities. Planning for 2021 will be flexible to meet the needs and interests of our Cub Scouts. Our recent programme was as posted below.

TERM 4 2020:

Week Explorer Pack Pioneer Pack Meeting Theme / Special Activity Location Area Time
1 Mon 12 Oct Mon 14 Oct Unit Council meeting for programme planning Gumbarie * Community   
  Sun 18 Oct Sun 18 Oct Mooccooboolah District Cub Scout Unit Council Gumbarie Community 4.00pm-6.00pm
2 Mon 19 Oct Wed 21 Oct Orienteering 3 - outside (dry) / using topographic maps (wet) Gumbarie Outdoor   
  Sat 24 Oct Sat 24 Oct Camping Skills afternoon Gumbarie Outdoor 2.00pm-5.00pm
3 Mon 26 Oct Wed 28 Oct

Explorer Unit: Traditions - craft, Halloween

Pioneer Unit: Cycling - see how pushbikes work!


 Personal Growth




4 Mon 2 Nov  Wed 4 Nov  Bike Hike

Explorer: Field of Mars Cemetery

Pioneer: Pittwater Rd bike path

 Outdoor TBA 
    Sat 7 Nov Cook dinner / stargazing evening Gumbarie Outdoor / STEM  
5 Mon 9 Nov Wed 11 Nov    Gumbarie Community  TBA 
  Sun 15 Nov Sun 15 Nov Moocooboolah District Cub Scout Hike

Gt. North Walk Magdala - Fullers Bridge

Outdoor 1.00pm
6 Mon 16 Nov  Wed 18 Nov

 Explorer Unit: Native Species / Nature Art

Pioneer Unit: Abseiling


Lindfield Rocks







Mon 23 Nov Wed 25 Nov   Fishing Clarkes Point  Outdoor 6.00pm-8.00pm 
8 Mon 30 Nov Wed 2 Dec 

 Explorer Unit: Field of Mars Hike

Pioneer Unit: Ryde Heritage Walk

Gumbarie /

Shepherd St Ryde to Ryde Park Oval




9 Mon 7 Dec  Wed 9 Dec  Christmas Cards / craft for Hunters Hill Lodge Gumbarie  Community



10 Thu 17 Dec Thu 17 Dec  End-of-year party Club Ryde: 728 Victoria Road Community   

* Gumbarie = 1st East Ryde Scout Hall, 25B John Miller St Ryde (in Tyrell Park)

Grey Wolf Hikes and other activities may be organised by Cub Scouts.

Typical Activities

Cub Scouts begin to develop the 'life skills' learnt though Scouting activities. They start being recognised for their achievements through a badge award system that they progressively work through while they are in Cubs. As an 8 year old they are encouraged to aim for their Milestone 1 (formerly "Bronze Boomerang") Badge which they receive when they have worked through a series of exercises and activities that develop their skills in Scouting life and in general.

At 9 and 10 years of age they will be encouraged to do their Milestone 2 (was "Silver Boomerang"), followed by their Milestone 3 (was "Gold Boomerang"), which continue on the themes learnt in Milestone 1, but at a more advanced level.

Cub Scouts are also encouraged to pursue their special interests in the four Challenge Areas:

  • "Community", with events like Commemoration of Anzac, visits to aged care facilities, and special service organisations like SES;
  • "Outdoors", taking advantage of local parks and bushland, and opportunities to share weekends away;
  • "Creative", including art, craft, drama and musical pursuits;
  • "Personal Growth", including health, well-being, resilience and spiritual development.

Over the past few years several 1st East Ryde Cub Scouts have achieved the ultimate award for cub scouts, the "Grey Wolf Award" which recognises abilities to set goals, organise activities and provide leadership.


 Explorer Unit Leaders (Monday nights)

Steven Green"Bagheera"
Steven Green
Cub Scout Leader

Pioneer Unit Leaders (Wednesday nights)

Phillip"One Tonner"
Phillip Ward
Relieving Cub Scout Leader
Paul Travis"Baloo"
Paul Travis
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
 Paul Travis"Shada"
Sam Wood
Assistant Cub Scout Leader