Cubs, District Events

Cub Scouts beam with pride after their Gang Show Success

2 November 2016

Enthusiastic reviews have been received following six performances of the Gang Show, in which all of the seven Cub Scout packs in the Lowestoft district took part.

Over 800 people came to watch the shows – in which three different sets of cub packs took to the stage for two performances each at the Players Theatre in Battery Green Road, Lowestoft.

Producer Maurice Garrod said ‘It has been many years since Lowestoft had a Gang Show but as the scouting movement celebrates the 100th year of Cub Scouts, a show was staged to mark the centenary and what a success it was. It has given me so much pleasure to see the Cub Scouts, at the end of the shows, beaming with pride at what they have achieved.”

Mel Buck, Lowestoft Scouts District Commissioner, said, “the Cubs had very little time to prepare for this mammoth challenge but have excelled beyond all of our expectations. I am extremely proud not only of the 140 Cubs who took part but also of the leaders/helpers for all the hard work and dedication that they have put in to make this show a success.”

Guests who came to see the Gang Shows included Jenny Mullan Suffolk Scouts County Commissioner, Peter Aldous MP, Lowestoft Mayor Nick Webb as well as local County Councillors, Guide Leaders and representatives from local youth volunteer groups.

‘The show opened in the usual way with the cast singing ‘Crest of a Wave’ and had a mix of both traditional and original material to entertain the audience. It included a comical synchronised swimming sequence and a crazy car ride routine, which were interspersed with sketches and humorous news reports. It was not only the youngsters who starred in the show; their leaders performed a hilarious song about alternative employment whilst dressed in unusual clothing. But the highlight for many was a moving reflection on 100 years of Cubs during which flags of the nations were paraded around the theatre.