2016 – Our Centenary year
2016 marks a big anniversary for the cub scout movement as we are 100 years old. It was started in response to requests from the younger brothers of scouts. They too wanted to join in the adventure. To join scouts you had to be eleven. December 1916 saw the first public gathering of Wolf Cubs. Baden-Powell based the Wolf cub programme on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, which is why the cub leader is known as Akela. Baden-Powell was good friends with Rudyard Kipling. In 1966 the Wolf Cubs changed their name to Cub Scouts. Further changes occurred in 2007, when cubs was opened up to girls aged 8 to 11 years. In the UK, there are now 150,000 members who enjoy the fun, challenge and adventure that cub scouting delivers.
There have been many events planned, both locally and nationally, to mark this anniversary. Churchdown Cubs joined the County Centenary Camp in June at Rhydd covert, along with hundreds of othee Cubs from Gloucestershire, and beyond.
If you would like to be part of our Cub Scouting adventure, we meet on a Wednesday evening, and we’re open to girls and boys aged 8 to 10 years old.