170 Cub Scouts and leaders from Wansdyke District celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Cubs at a party at the Chelwood camp site recently.

Members of Bath Rugby were there to teach various skills and games to the young people and the party ended with hotdogs and a massive birthday cake, followed by a firework finale. Tina Curtis, Assistant District Commissioner, said: “There are over 155,000 Cub Scouts in the UK. Following the success of the founding of Scouting in 1907, Robert Baden Powell decided to form Cubs as a younger section in 1916.

“Since that time, Beaver Scouts for children aged six to eight-years-old have been formed and Explorers and Network provide activities for older age groups.

“The emphasis today, as it was over 100 years ago, is on fun, challenge and adventure for young people.”