Cubs, District Events

Cubs renew their promise at a Centenary Party

26 December 2016

In common with Cubs from across the UK, youngsters from the Lowestoft district celebrated the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouting at a special party in the town.

The young people took part in The Promise Party at the Waterlane Leisure Centre – as part of a national celebration that included a promise renewal on Friday, December 16 at 7.16pm – a time chosen to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub Scout section in 1916.

Mel Buck, Lowestoft Scouts District Commissioner, said: “It has been a wonderful year for our cubs full of activities and adventure. To conclude our celebrations 160 boys and girls gathered for a party and for the renewal of the Cub Scout Promise – which was led by former ADC for Cubs Sue Coleby.

The party was terrific with the youngsters enjoying games, balloons, disco music and a picnic complete with a special commemorative cake. My thanks to ADC Jo-Anna Harley and her team for organizing the party and to the lovely people at Sally Ann’s Tea Rooms who prepared all the party food.

It is the end of a fantastic year celebrating ‘Cubs 100’

We had a special camp where all the packs came out to Herringfleet for two nights and a very successful Cubs Gang Show that was performed in front of 800 people at The Players Theatre.

Scouting locally Is thriving with our numbers increasing but we are always looking for new volunteer helpers to join us. We have had tremendous support from all of our leaders who have provided the many opportunities for the Cubs to be part of – in what has been a really very special year.”