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Blog 10.06.16

Nationally, we took advantage of CubJam at Gilwell Park to host a tea party for those who have supported Cub Scouting over many years. Wayne explores why this is an important part of Cubs 100 celebrations.

Why saying thank you is important

The truth is, no matter how modest or immodest we each are we all like to be appreciated and thanked in our own different ways.

This is why we have featured local ‘thank you’ events in the Cubs 100 celebrations.  Nationally, on the Thursday of CubJam we hosted volunteers and staff who have supported the development of Cub Scouting over many generations.   Each had played a part in the evolution of the section and ensured its enduring success and role in society.

As always, it was great to share stories, reminisce and have a good many laughs.

These are also great opportunities locally to re-engage past Cubs and supported to help in the present also.

We were also lucky to be joined by members of Vera Barclays family, with their own memories from Vera and her interesting life story, which you can learn more about here.

Our hosts for the day were a group of Cubs from 3rd & 7th Spen Valley Group and they especially enjoyed their chocolate dip treats afterwards!

Not just for Christmas

As Volunteers' Week draws to a close its worth remembering that, rather like the old adage ‘pets aren’t just for Christmas’, saying ‘thank you’ should be the norm throughout the year and not just on big occasions.



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