After a year of events Cub Scouts up and down the country are celebrating 100 years of adventure with Cubs 100 Promise Parties. The Cubs100 celebrations started in Paisley & District back in January when around 100 Cub Scouts had a weekend of adventure at our local campsite at Lapwing. In March 180 Cubs visited the Odeon at Braehead to watch the new release of the Jungle Book and only a few weeks ago around 80 Cubs and volunteers stayed over night at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre where they slept underneath the sharks and other creatures. Last night, Scout Volunteer, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited her local Cub Pack to join in a night of adventurous activities and renewal of the Cub promise.
Tonight members from across the district, civic leaders, and supporters are attending an event at Paisley Abbey for a good old sing along around the campfire. After this district event, tomorrow (16th of December)- exactly 100 years from when the Cub Scout Movement was launched – Cubs in their groups will join together with thousands of other Cub packs to renew their promise.
At 7.16pm (19.16 – the time that commemorates the official registration date of the Cub Scout section) the Cub Scout packs will join together in renewing their Cub Scout Promise, pledging to do their best and help other people. The events have been organised by local groups and they’re being encouraged to do it in places other than their usual meeting place – the more adventurous the better.
Cub Scouts are 8 – 10 ½ year olds and they take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors as part of an adventure packed programme.
Beth- 9 years old, 7th Paisley & District (JNI) Cub Pack, says “I’ve had some amazing adventures with Cub Scouts, it’s awesome! I get to go canoeing and climbing, play games with my friends and learn really useful things like First Aid and DIY. Being a Cub Scout is all about doing your best and I try to do this every day”.
Fiona- Cub Leader, 21st Paisley & District (St Mirin’s) said, “I’ve had some great times volunteering as a Scout Volunteer and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s wonderful to see young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life by trying new things, whilst having fun with their friends. I volunteered to help develop young people but I stayed because it’s great fun! ”
Scouting seeks to transform the lives of young people by providing an inspiring programme of everyday adventure. Over 200 activities, including adventure camps, climbing and water zorbing, are on offer.
Cub 100 Ambassador Steve Backshall said; “What a wonderful way to end this year of centenary celebrations. Young people up and down the country are renewing their promise and taking time to think about all the amazing opportunities they’ve been given – it’s great to see so many Cubs taking part in the party. Over the past 100 years Cub Scouting has continued to grow, and I hope it will get even bigger and better for the next hundred. Scouting givens so many young people the skills they need to succeed and gives them a real sense of adventure and achievement. And I’m so proud to be involved with such a fantastic cause.”
Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go why not join the adventure at www.paisleyanddistrict.org.uk/