CUBS - ages 8 to 10½ . Cub Scouts play team and knock out games. A wider range of skills and activities are offered than in Beavers. In order to gain badges, more effort is required and some badges can only be gained through pursuit of a subject over several weeks or perhaps a whole term. They undertake more adventurous activities, including nights away, day hikes and activity trips. Older Cubs are appointed on merit to be Sixers or Seconders.