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Cubs Teamwork Challenge Award

Cubs Teamwork Challenge Award

Teamwork badge

Two hands are better than one. Four hands are better than two. Work together to achieve a goal within your Pack, and take one for the team.

Do these tasks over at least three months

  1. Take part in at least six different team games with other Cubs.
  2. Show your leaders what you did to help your team, and how you were a good team player.
  3. Give examples of two different types of teams, and roles in those teams.
  4. Complete at least two team building activities with other Cubs.
  5. Take part in at least two Pack forums or something similar, and make a contribution that will be positive for your Pack.


  • Play the six team games over time, not all at once, so everyone can develop their skills.
  • Before you start each game or activity, chat about teamwork and what makes a good team player, to get everyone in the right frame of mind.
  • Make sure everyone understands each game or activity before you get stuck in, and think about how to make the instructions clear. Does someone need to show the others how it’s done?
  • Different people develop teamwork skills (such as taking turns) at different ages. Some people will find this award harder than others, and that’s OK.
  • Everyone should have a chance to help choose and plan the activities and games. Include some games everyone knows, or ones you’ve played before.
  • You could think about Sixes, tent groups, or teams for a game, as well as teams you’re part of outside Cubs, or other teams you know about. What about a sports team, a team at school, or a team of astronauts?

  • It might help to choose specific things people can do to be a good team player. This may mean giving people roles such as timekeeper or encourager. You could also change games, for example, by making the group sizes smaller. Volunteers should support everyone to communicate however works best for them (including non-verbal communication). 

May 2024.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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