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Being a Cub leader

Your role

Welcome, leader of the Pack

Every week, Cub Section Leaders empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet.

Supported by your fellow adult volunteers in the section, you'll take responsibility for organising a well-rounded programme for young people to take part in, packed with plenty of skill-boosting activities and adventures. You'll also become a charity Trustee by joining the Group’s Executive Committee, if you choose to opt in at the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

Whether you’re leading an activity at your local meeting place, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread to feed a Pack of very hungry Cubs - no two meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

Along the way, you’ll shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about yourself, too. 

Getting started with your training


We want all of our volunteers to feel confident and capable in their roles. When you join, you’ll be matched with a Training Adviser and given a list of adult training modules to browse through. Some of these modules are relevant to all volunteers. Others are role-specific.

New leaders should begin with our Getting Started modules. Completing these will help you get to grips with the role. It will also equip you with the tools you need to start building a personal learning plan - making the most of the skills you already have, and empowering you to develop new ones.

Because being a Cub leader isn't just about teaching young people new skills. It's about going on a journey of your own, and getting as much out of volunteering as you put in.