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Team Leader Challenge Award – Cub



How to earn your award

Once you have done the Teamwork Challenge Award, you can do your Team Leader Challenge Award. Then you need to earn your Team Leader Challenge Award by doing these tasks over at least three months.

  1. Lead your Six in an activity or captain a team.
  2. Help a new Cub to join in with the Pack meeting.
  3. Teach another Cub a new skill.
  4. Ask your Six or team what they want to do in Cubs, tell your leaders and help to make sure that it happens


Every individual  who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely  acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.

Guidance for Leaders:

As well as the guidance below, Programmes Online contains lots of activity ideas that you could use to deliver this badge.

This badge could be used in a number of ways, for example:

  • To stretch older Cubs
  • To reward those who demonstrate good natural leadership skills
  • To provide a simple framework for developing leadership skills, for example in Sixers and Seconders
  • To enable Cubs who will not have the opportunity to be Sixers (for example due to Pack size) to work towards and achieve

A Cub does not have to be a Sixer or Seconder to achieve this Award. They may be a leader of any kind of team, which could include a Six but could also include a team or group on a camp, competition, activity or event.
Please note that any activity completed can only count towards one requirement of the award.

Lead your Six in an activity or captain a team
A Cub doesn’t have to be a Sixer to meet this requirement- members of the Six could take it in turns to lead their team, for example during a treasure hunt or while completing an activity. They could also lead their tent group in setting up camp, or take charge of their team during a competition.

Help a new Cub to join in with the Pack meeting
If you have a number of Cubs working on this requirement, then two or three older Cubs could work together to look after a new Cub, or they could each take responsibility for different things, for example joining in with grand howl, making sure they get a drink at snack time, including them in games.

Teach another Cub a new skill
To complete this requirement, Cubs should teach a new skill to another member of their pack. This could be a Scouting skill, such as tracking or how to tie a knot, or one of their personal hobbies or interests.

Ask your Six or team what they want to do in Cubs, tell your leaders and help to make sure that it happens
Representing their peers is an important skill for Cubs to learn, not just for Sixers but for all members of the Pack. The activities suggested could all be used to help the Cubs completing the award find out what the rest of the Cubs want to do, whether this is ideas for games and activities to do at weekly meetings, or ideas for their future camp or residential experience.

You should then make sure that there are opportunities for the Cubs to feed the information they gather back to the leadership team, for example at a Pack Leadership Forum meeting


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