Cub Scouts and volunteers from across the County have taken on a Cubs100 Adventure Camp. The Adventure Camp took place on the weekend of the 17th September to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouting Adventure. Camping is the favourite activity 8 – 10 ½ year old Scouts.

The Adventure Camp included activities such as kayaking, quad-biking, archery and much more. The camp was the perfect way to have fun, undertake challenging activities, complete badges and awards and try something the young people hadn’t done before.

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. In the coming weeks the young people will be involved in an adventure packed programme in their local Groups consisting of backwards cooking, personal safety, DIY and more!

Emily, aged 10 said, “Camping is my favourite activity and it was great to spend two nights camping with my friends. I’ve tried lots of new things whilst being a Cub Scout but this was the best yet. I’ve loved my Cubs100 adventure camp!”

Adult volunteer for the Scouts and event organiser, Mark Longworth, said, “I’ve had some great times volunteering as a Scout Volunteer and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I volunteered to help develop young people but I stayed because its great fun!”

Scouting in East Lancashire 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.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls commented, “I am excited to see Scout numbers continue to rise across the UK and the big reason for this are the adventures made possible by the amazing volunteers from East Lancashire. Whether it’s the opportunity to be involved with some incredible adventures, learn practical life, outdoor and teamwork skills, or helping to improve their local communities Scouts and volunteers have a brilliant time!”

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.scouts.org.uk/join.


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For further information, pictures, video or interview requests please contact Chris Taylor via chris.taylor@eastlancashirescouts.org.uk or 0843 289 5345.