In 1916, the section we know as Cub Scouts was formed and within its first year 30,000 young people joined. Cub Scouts has kept growing, in the UK alone, over 150,000 members now enjoy fun, challenge and adventure as Cubs.
In 2016 the Cubs will celebrate their centenary. A range of activities are being planned at the Group, District, County, national and international level.
These build up to the Promise Party – a national celebration that will include a Promise renewal, to be held on 16 December 2016 at 7.16pm (19:16) to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub Scout section.
2015: Year of Adventure
This year has been designated as a year of adventure, to start the build up. Between March and December 2015 Cub packs across the UK have been asked 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 provisionally booked a series of events:
Water Activity Day – 11th July
The Tees Barrage spans the River Tees just upriver of Blue House Point in the borough of Stockton on Tees. The waters above the barrage are permanently held at the level of an average high tide. We are planning three sessions, canoeing, dragon boat racing and raft building. All the activities are instructor led in groups of 8 cubs. Children should be able to swim 25 meters.
We have a provisional booking and will travel in two minibuses, meaning the maximum group size is 30 people. As the activities are run in groups of 8 we will look to book for 24 children. If we get more than 24 children interested we will need to look at a fair way of organising this. (It could mean some children miss out this time and we may need to go again). We estimate the cost to be approximately £45 per child, and they’ll need to bring a packed lunch. A clothing/kit list will be circulated nearer the time. Booking details will be sent to you via My.SCOUT.
More information about activities at the Tees Barrage is available at www.tbiwwc.com.
Cub Camp at Kirkley Hall – 29th & 30th August
This will be two full days of activities, camping overnight in tents. A range of adventure activities are planned, including zip wire and crate stacking. As our time here will be limited, main meals will be supplied on-site, with the Group cooking snacks and supper. Cost will be around £55. Permission forms and further details to follow. Booking details will be sent to you via My.SCOUT.
Cycle Kielder – 10 October
Two days with an overnight camp at Hawkshirst Scout Activity Centre. On day one, we plan to cycle the north shore around Kielder (13 miles), on day two we’ll cycle along the south shore (13 miles). Again this will be a part-catered event with us cooking our own supper. Cost about £35. Booking details will be sent to you via My.SCOUT.
If you want to, you can hire bikes from a local company in Kielder for £25 and they will drop off the bike at Hawkshirst. (If you need to hire a bike please contact John as the bike shop have offered a discount if enough people want them).
We are exploring various options to hire a trailer to transport bikes to and from the start and finish points. We will need a parent helper to act as the driver and back up person. The volunteer will need to be confident to drive with a trailer. The volunteer will need to have a DBS checked.