500 CUBS FROM ACROSS NOTTS SET FOR WILDEST WEEKEND PARTY EVER!!
Cub Scouts and volunteers from throughout Nottinghamshire are, this weekend, holding the Wildest Party Ever to celebrate one-hundred years of Cub Scouting.
The party, held exclusively at Southwell Racecourse from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, will be attended by over 2000 cubs and volunteers who will be celebrating by having fun, taking part in 100 activities and meeting up with Cub Scouts from across the county.
The Cubs are able to have exclusive use of Southwell race course, and will be having fun on activities such as land zorbs, a laser maze, a mobile caving system, geocaching, climbing and Frisbee golf while working towards various challenge awards and activity badges.
During the event there will be a mini 2.5 mile hike around the local area, a gigantic camp fire, disco and cinema will also keep the Cubs entertained in the evenings.
There will also be a very special birthday cake by the internationally acclaimed and award winning Dawn Butler, of DinkyDoodle Cake Designs, who will also provide enough cake for the 1,500 Cubs as a Centenary Birthday gift.
Lucy Oakland, 10, a Cub from Chilwell said “I love being a cub, I have made lots of friends and really enjoy the adventure of camping”.
Dan Wood, ACC for Cubs and Chief Event Organiser, said “such amazing events like this wouldn't be possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of adult volunteers across Nottinghamshire. It’s brilliant to be able to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts in such style and I am extremely grateful to all those who have made it possible. I know the Cubs are going to absolutely love it!”.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said “I'm super proud that so many Cubs Scouts from Nottinghamshire are getting out and about to take part in their Centenary Camp. It’s great that over 2000 Cub Scouts and adults going to celebrate our centenary together. This will be one of the biggest celebrations that Scouting in Nottinghamshire will see this year. I am so proud of all the Cub Scouts and all of the volunteers who give them so much fun, challenge and life changing adventure every week”
The Scout Association hopes that Cubs 100 will help to increase the number of adult volunteers by raising the profile and understanding of the impact of Cub Scouts today, including how the Movement helps to build and develop a young person’s character, resilience, leadership and responsibility.
More broadly, the Scouting continues to grow year-on-year and remains on track to open new Scout groups in the UK’s 200 most deprived areas by 2018, the majority providing opportunities for Cub Scouts. The Scout Association aims to help transform the lives of young people whatever their background and to ensure that Scouting is available to the next generation.