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Cubs 100 - The Wildest Birthday Ever!

Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts in 2016

In 2016 we will commemorate one hundred years of the Cub Scout section with local and national celebrations. To help you celebrate we've produced four resource packs full of programme ideas and activities to help you make the most of this amazing year. They're designed to support different events and opportunities throughout 2016, as well as offering a whole years worth of programme ideas that you can use in your Pack.

Cub Scouts themselves have a massive role to play in this special year. The resources will help you get them involved in the planning, and to help choose and organise the activities, whilst also working towards gaining badges and awards.

We encourage Cub Scouts and Leaders to celebrate our journey of adventure in 2016. Highlights during 2016 will include:

Big Adventure Weekends

BIG Adventure Weekends are also available at Downe, Gilwell Park, Hawkhirst, Woodhouse Park and Youlbury.  Enquire direct to centre for more information.

Great Tower Scout Activity Centre

‘Sign up to the Wildest Cub weekend ever….'

As part of our centenary celebrations, the team at Great Tower have put together an unrivalled adventure package for Cubs across the country.  Where else could you take your Cubs to take part in Ghyll Scrambling, Sailing on Windermere, Rock climbing, High Ropes adventures and summit a Mountain in 48 hours?

What?  Arrive on Friday evening and settle into your accommodation before meeting up with everyone else and heading out to conquer the High Ropes with your team for the weekend.  Zip into a wet suit on Saturday to go Kayaking, Climbing and then join  together again for a spectacular campfire in the evening before getting a good night’s sleep ready for another full day of adventure on Sunday were you will be Ghyll scrambling then navigating your way to the top of one of the Lake Districts peaks. The weekend finishes late on Sunday afternoon.

Where? Great Tower Scout Activity Centre
When? 27th - 29th May 2016, 19th - 21st August 2016,  7th - 9th October 2016
Who?  Cub Scouts – the first 100 to book will be guaranteed a place.  Leaders need to plan for 1 adult for every 10 Cubs. 
How much? The all-inclusive cost for this weekend is £89 per person with one free adult place for every 10 cubs.  Additional adult places are available at £45 per person, subject to availability.
What’s included? The weekend includes indoor accommodation* and full catering plus all activity equipment will be provided by the centre.  *Accommodation may also be in Bell Tents which form part of our new tented village.
What’s not? Please note this does not include the cost of transport to and from the event but does cover all transport costs during the event. Please bring sleeping bags and pillows.

For more information or to book, call the centre on 01539 531 279 or email Greattower.sac@scouts.org.uk. 27th-29th May 2016 is now fully booked

With your help we want as many Leaders and Cub Scouts as possible to take part in Cubs 100

Remember you can still take part in the run up to the 2016 celebration and take part in The Year of Adventure! See more details on how to get involved below.

A Year of Adventure 2015

The Year of Adventure is upon us and we want you and your pack to get involved!

This year has been designated as a warm up to the Cubs 100 birthday celebrations in 2016, where we will commemorate one hundred years of Cub Scouts with local and national celebrations.

Get ready, Get set, Go

Between March and December 2015 we want Cub Packs across the UK to get involved in adventurous activities each month. The Year of Adventure is all about giving Cub Scouts the opportunity to enjoy the excitement, exhilaration and challenge of adventurous activities. We have created a fantastic resource featuring four optional activities per month. These activities are designed to follow an adventurous theme and can be undertaken at your regular meeting places, local scout campsites, national activity centres, or by going on outings to local places of interest.

It is very important that the young people have the opportunity to choose some of the activities they would like to do. With that in mind, we challenge you to run at least two activities with an adventurous theme a month!

With your help we want as many leaders and Cub Scouts as possible to take part in the Year of Adventure.

A hard copy of this resource will be landing on your doormat in April 2015, alongside Scouting magazine.

The Year of Adventure resource is also available to view and download now in a single PDF document:

Year of Adventure 2015

To help with planning, you will find individual monthly breakdowns of activities (in PDF format) below, providing detailed instructions and additional activity ideas:

March - All things ‘100’ activities

April - Land Activities

May - Team Building Activities

June - Nature Activities

July - Water Activities

August - Air Activities

September - Up High Activities

October - Technology Activities

November - Light and Fire Activities

December - Underground Activities

Beaver and Cub Fundays are a perfect event to undertake some of these activities, so book your spaces now and come on down and take part in the adventure!

Share your story!

Let us know what you are getting up to for the Year of Adventure and the centenary year by sharing your story we would love to know all the exciting and adventurous activities Cubs are getting up to or have planned in 2016.
Don't forget to send us in your pictures so we can showcase them in our gallery. Send these to Cubs100@scouts.org.uk

Cubs 100 Badge  

In October, we kicked off the Centenary celebrations early with a competition for Cubs to design a badge that all members can wear throughout 2016. Out of over 7,000 entries, Amber, a Cub Scout from Nottingham, created the winning design, which was chosen by Bear Grylls.

Check out photos from the competition on our Flickr page by clicking on the image of our winner, Amber Pheasant, below!

In the mean time, you can use this presentation to showcase how we will celebrate 100 years of the Cub Scout section.


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