Cubs 100

Cubs 100 logo2016 was a huge year for the Cub Scouts as we celebrated our 100th birthday.

Scouts were founded in 1907 and soon the younger boys were trying to get in so Baden Powell created a section just for them – The Wolf Cubs. We became Cub Scouts in 1967 and the name has stuck since then. Cubs continues to evolve, girls being admitted for the first time in 1991.

Today there are around 137,500 Cub Scouts in the UK supported by tens of thousands of voluntary leaders. The badges have changed over the years but the heart of the movement has stayed the same as we give children new skills and experiences as we help prepare them for life.

We’ll be doing lots of events this year to mark the centenary – we just can’t wait.

The Jungle Book

The Cubs went to see the 2016 Jungle book (see the trailer below) at a special showing for Cubs 100. We went into London on the Tube and, after watching the film, went to Covent Garden to watch the street entertainers.Tube_Cubs100_Waterlook
Jungle book was written by Rudyard Kipling who was a friend of our founder, Robert Baden-Powell (BP). The names of the Cub leaders, like Akela, where taken from the animals featured in the book.