Cub Scouts cel­e­brate in style

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

CUB Scouts across Buck­ing­hamshire are busy cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of ad­ven­ture this year with their wildest birth­day ever.

They are be­ing sup­ported by Cubs100 am­bas­sador Steve Backshall, who is tour­ing the UK con­grat­u­lat­ing Cubs Scouts on their ever grow­ing num­bers.

On Satur­day, April 30, Steve vis­ited more than 1,200 Buck­ing­hamshire Cub Scouts, in­clud­ing about 250 from Che­sham and Amer­sham, and 600 vol­un­teers from Bucks when he made a surprise visit to their camp at Phasels Wood Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre near Kings Lan­g­ley.

This was his second stop on a tour that started in Croy­don and in­cluded Harpen­den, Manch­ester and Fi­ley in North York­shire.

He joined in the fun and par­tic­i­pated in some of the ac­tiv­i­ties with Cub Scouts from across the county.

He was joined on his visit by Scot­tish Rugby Union In­ter­na­tional player Thom Evans. Steve Backshall said: “Like me, Cub Scouts love ad­ven­ture and the out­doors. That’s why I’m so ex­cited to be the Am­bas­sador for Cubs100, the 2016 cen­te­nary of Cubs. With thou­sands of ad­ven­ture camps, par­ties and other ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place right across the UK, we’re call­ing it The Wildest Birth­day Ever.

“Today 150,000 girls and boys are en­joy­ing the fun and friend­ship of Cubs. They’re learn­ing new skills, try­ing new things and hav­ing the best pos­si­ble start in life. If you were a Cub, why not come back and give us a lit­tle of your time as a vol­un­teer? You’ll have in­cred­i­ble fun and help in­spire a new gen­er­a­tion. If you’re aged eight to 10½ come join the ad­ven­ture. Happy Birth­day Cubs!”

Freya, an eight-year-old Cub Scout said: “I love hav­ing fun and get­ting badges. I re­ally like the ac­tiv­i­ties on this camp, the in­flat­a­bles have been great.”

Buck­ing­hamshire Scouts James Palin said: “Scout­ing pro­vides great opportunities to do things for the first time. It might be a Beaver Scout on a sleep­over, a Cub Scout get­ting to the top of a climb­ing tower or an Ex­plorer Scout at­tend­ing a World Scout Jam­boree with 30,000 peo­ple from nearly ev­ery coun­try in the world.” Please post me free & with­out obli­ga­tion full de­tails of the Alta2 Pro hear­ing aid. Tick if pen­sioner.

Steve Backshall and Thom Evans meets Cub Scouts at Phasels Wood Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre

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