Cub Scouts celebrate in style
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