Cub Scouts up and down the country celebrated a 100 years of adventure with Cubs 100 Promise Parties – Cubs joined together with thousands of other to renew their promise.
At 7.16pm the Cub Scout packs joined together in renewing their Cub Scout Promise, pledging to do their best and help other people. The events were organised by local groups.
In Solihull there was two large parties, one in Blythe and one in Cole to celebrate 100 years of Cubs, these parties included, games, activities, party food and a disco. One of the two parties were also pleased to welcome the Mayor of Solihull, Mike Robinson, to take part in the evening celebration and had the honour of cutting the Birthday Cake. Solihull Mayor has been extremely supportive of scouting in Solihull during his time in office and has presented countless numbers of Chief Scouts Awards.
Cub Scouts take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging, a pack night consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors as part of an adventure-packed programme.
Alice says “I’ve had some amazing adventures with Cub Scouts, it’s awesome! I get to go canoeing and climbing, play games with my friends and learn really useful things like First Aid and DIY. Being a Cub Scout is all about doing your best and I try to do this every day”
Adult volunteer, Sharon Matthews said, “I’ve had some great times volunteering as a Scout Volunteer and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s wonderful to see young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life by trying new things, whilst having fun with their friends. I volunteered to help develop young people but I stayed because it’s great fun! ”
Scouting seeks to transform the lives of young people by providing an inspiring programme of everyday adventure. Over 200 activities, including adventure camps, climbing and water zorbing, are on offer.
Cub 100 Ambassador Steve Backshall said; “What a wonderful way to end this year of centenary celebrations. Young people up and down the country are renewing their promise and taking the time to think about all the amazing opportunities they’ve been given – it’s great to see so many Cubs taking part in the party. Over the past 100 years, Cub Scouting has continued to grow, and I hope it will get even bigger and better for the next hundred. Scouting gives so many young people the skills they need to succeed and gives them a real sense of adventure and achievement. And I’m so proud to be involved with such a fantastic cause.”
Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go why not join the adventure here.
Photos of the event can be found in the link below: