Sixers & Seconds.

A Sixer is:-
  • probably one of the older cubs
  • appointed because of known leadership qualities
  • liked by other Cub Scouts
  • respected by other Cub Scouts
  • appointed by the Cub Scout Leader in consultation
  • probably, but not necessarily, experienced as a Second.
A Second is:-
  • probably one of the older cubs
  • appointed by the Leaders in consultation with the Sixer concerned.
  • is generally liked by others in the six
  • has shown some leadership qualities
  • stands min for the Sixer
  • benefits from working with the Sixer.

Duties of a sixer include:
  • Attend Pack Council
  • Care for a new Chum
    • Introduce to rest of six
    • Explain hand signals used in the pack
    • Explain pack procedures
    • Explain Grand Howl
  • Liaison between Cub Scouts and Leaders
    • Tell leaders of favourite games
    • Advise leaders of activites you would like to do
    • Advise leaders of any problems in the six
  • Run games under supervision
  • Assist with simple instruction where appropriate
  • Visit the Joey mob as part of the linking process, with a Cub Scout Leader
  • Flag, attendance records, subscriptions, and supervising cleaning of the den etc
  • Present their six colour to a new Cub Scout
  • Set a good example
  • Help organise equipment for games & activities
  • Be enthusiastic and alert to orders, games and instructions
Sixers & Seconds have opportunities to be leaders and useful members of the team. The title of “Sixer” or “Second” does not give the right to “tell” others what to do; rather they give the right to encourage and lead others just as any other leader does.


1st Mount Waverley have a sheet for cubs appointed as Sixers and Seconds - it is worth checking out!

This information is based on/extracted from the Cub Scout Leaders Handbook.

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Last updated 8th November 2010.

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