Six

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A Six is a group of approximately 6 Cubs who form a team within the Cub Pack. Usually a Cub Pack has between 3 and 6 Sixes. In Scouts South Africa, Sixes are named by colour: Red Six, Black Six, Tawny Six etc. The Six is similar to the Burrow in Meerkats or the Patrol for Scouts.

Each Six is led by a Sixer, appointed by the Pack Scouter. The Sixer wears two yellow stripes on their left shirt pocket. The Sixer's duty is to set a good example to the other Cubs in the Six.

Each Six also has a Second, appointed by the Pack Scouter, as a deputy to the Sixer. The Second wears one stripe.

Each week a Duty Six is appointed, on a rotation system. The Duty Six is responsible for helping the Pack Scouter set up for the meeting, e.g. being responsible for setting out and clearing away the equipment for the Grand Howl, or sweeping the hall after the meeting. The Duty Sixer plays a special role during the Grand Howl.

The Pack Scouter can also appoint a Senior Sixer, who wears three yellow stripes on their left pocket.