Celebrating 100 years of Cubs
The Cub Scouts officially began on 16th December 1916, so they are celebrating their 100th birthday this month!
All around the UK, hundreds of thousands of Cub Scouts are celebrating this amazing birthday with #cubs100 parties and events. In York, there's a big 'Promise Party' planned, with all of the current Cub Scouts in the city coming together to remake their Cub Scout promises.
100 Years of Cub Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell, who is famous for being the man who started the Scouting movement, published ‘Scouting for Boys’ in 1908 and soon there were calls from younger children who wanted to get involved. A scheme for Wolf Cubs was trialled six years later and during the First World War they helped to support their local local communities, learning First Aid, cooking and knitting.
In October 1916 the Wolf Cubs were formally accepted into the Boy Scout Association. The Wolf Cub Handbook was published and on 16th December they were launched with the Wolf Cubs’ Display in London.
Fast-forward 100 years, to 2016, and The Priest's House Museum and Garden in Wimborne are marking the birthday with a special exhibition. They have lots of Cub Scout uniforms, annuals and badges on display from right across the 100 years of Cub Scouts.
The museum is open daily (excpet Sundays) until 23rd December. Why not pop along to see how the Cub Scouts have changed in their 100 years?!
You can find out more about The Priest's House Museum and Garden on their website.
And remember, adults accompanying YAC members can get 50p off admission prices (max 2 Adults/Concessions per YAC Pass Card holder). See their entry in our 'Places to go' section of the YAC website for more information.
For more details about the 100th birthday of the Cub Scouts, check out their Cubs100 website.
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