2Wolf Cubs December 1916 - Wolf Cubs was launched at Claxton Hall By the end of the following year there were already 30,000In the UK we now have over150,000 Cub Scouts2016 will see us celebrate100 years of adventureIn December, 1916 ‘The Wolf Cub’ a new paper for boys was issued for the price of one old penny – less than a halfpenny in today’s money. It marked the start of a new younger section in the scout association – Wolf Cubs had arrivedThe new scheme was launched on December 16th at Caxton Hall, London. By the end of the following year, there were already 30,000 Wolf Cubs ! Today there are 150,000 Cub Scouts across the UK will therefore see us celebrating the centenary year of Cub Scouting.
3Centenary objectivesTo involve Cubs Scout Packs across the whole of the UK.To increase growth and participation of young people and adults.To celebrate and have fun.To establish a momentum throughout the country for the next decade of Cub Scouting.To bring the history of scouting to lightTo raise awareness of the importance of Cub Scouts accessing adventurous activities and provide opportunities for young people within this section to experience adventure at an appropriate level for their age and ability.Our centenary year gives the opportunity toInvolve everyone, both those who are currently members and those who have been in the past.Give more young people the chance to enjoy the magic which is Cub ScoutingTo celebrate and launch the future of Cub Scouting whilst recognising where we have come to since that launch in 1916We also aim to raise the profile of adventurous activities as part of a modern, challenging Cub Scout Programme.
42015A Year of AdventureOur objective to promote adventurous activity within the Cub Section is to be further supported through 2015 – our ‘year of Adventure’
52015 Year of Adventure In preparation for the centenary year Renewed focus on including adventurousactivities to Cub ScoutingA focus on a new adventurousactivity each monthBadge available to thoseCub Scouts who take part inthe 2015 Year Of AdventureThroughout 2015 we will promote some specific adventurous activities to encourage Cub Scout Packs to take part..Packs will be asked to develop the basic activity to find a way of doing it to the level of ability and skills of their members.Physical challenge will be encouraged to meet the appetite of our young people.A separate badge will be available for those who take part in this aspect of the centenary year preparation.
62016 Year of Celebration Locally organised adventure camp ‘Our Journey’ – a programme resource for the centenary yearThanks events – a chance to thank those locally who have brought Cub Scouting through its first 100 yearsPromise parties – a chance to celebrate, reflect and renew our PromiseThis national celebration package has been designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of local demands and time scales. The only fixed date in the programme is Friday December 16th 2016 when we hope that everyone involved with Cub Scouts will share in a Promise event.Let’s take a look at each aspect in turn
7A local celebrationEach Cub Scout to have the opportunity to attend an adventure camp during the yearThe camps to have an adventure themeEvents to be organised at County, District or Pack/Group depending on local circumstancesTo meet the adventure objective, we will promote the idea that every Cub Scout should have the opportunity to attend an adventure camp during the year.This may be developed at any level from local pack holidays to large district or county/area events. The important thing is to put adventure at the core of the programme.Scout Camp sites and adventure centres could get on board with these events, offering Centenary packages for leaders to buy into.
8Our journey An exciting series of challenges for Cub Packs to use throughout the yearAll available for downloadin 2015 to help with planningWe want the centenary year to be an exciting one for every Cub Scout in their weekly meetings. After all, that is where Cub Scouting happens,Throughout the year, a programme resource called ‘Our Journey’ will be available, down loadable from the scout webpageThe programme will give ideas showing how Cub Scouts can make a journey through a series of exciting activities in their pack meetings making the centenary year a year to remember.The resource will give starting points enabling local Cub Scout Packs the opportunity to mould the activities to their circumstances, skills and abilities.
9Thanks eventsAn event planned to enable today’s Cub Scouts to say thanks to leaders past and presentSaying ‘thanks’ to adult leaders both past and present, is an important part of the centenary year.We envisage ‘thanks’ events being organised which involve Cub Scouts themselves being the hosts.On Line support will be available to give ideas.
10Promise partiesOnly event with a set date – 19:16 on Friday 16th DecemberEnd of year celebration event for Cub Scouts and leadersOpportunity to renew our Promise at 19:16The Promise Party is the one fixed event.We want everyone to stop and reaffirm their promise at on Friday December 16th 2016.The Promise Parties are designed to be the final part of the programme – a chance to have the traditional party with games, food and the all important Birthday cake.It will be an opportunity to raise the profile of Cub Scouting across the UK
11Centenary Badge Competition Launched October 2013Ended January 31st 2014Amber Pheasant was the winner of the badge competition for more information please see and in the June/July MagA special uniform badge will be produced to be worn throughout the year.Members of any section will be able to wear the badge.We want Cub Scouts themselves to be able to design the badge so we are currently running a national competition.Details and a downloadable application form are available from up to the end of January.The competition will be judged in April with the final selection being done by our Chief Scout Bear Grylls.The badge will be available to wear from 2015 onwards.
12We hope that Cub Scouts and Cub Scout Leaders will remember 1916 as a fantastic year to be involved in the section. The amount of involvement is up to you – the support will be there to help you to make the year special.Good luck in your planningDon’t forget, we love to hear what you have been up to, look out for these on the centenary web page