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The Biggest Birthday Celebrations Ever!

posted 18 Jan 2016, 02:52 by Amanda Crawshaw

In January 1914 a pilot programme for younger boys named 'Wolf Cubs or Junior Scouts' was launched and 12 months later the section was 10,000 strong. 

After a two-year trial it was time to decide what to do with the Wolf Cubs. In June 1916 the first Cubmasters Conference was held and the following month

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Lady Scoutmaster Vera Barclay, who established one of the first Cub packs in 1914 was appointed as Assistant Secretary - Cubs.

Momentum gathered; in October it was announced that the Wolf Cubs '...has been put on to an official standing in the Boy Scout Association'. At the end of November the Wolf Cub Handbook and Magazine were published and on 16 December a launch was held with a Wolf Cubs display at Caxton Hall, London. 

Influential guests were invited to the Wolf Cubs' display. Following a speech from Baden-Powell, guests were presented with displays of Cub activities including gymnastics and 'good turns', a Grand Howl and the investiture of a new Cub. 

Many of the skills the early Wolf cubs were taught are still on the programme today, including First Aid and helping around the hom.

So what does all this mean for the Cub Scouts of today... the biggest birthday celebrations ever!

Throughout 2016, Cubs from all over the UK will be celebrating 100 years of the Cub section by taking part in various activities. 

Eton Wick Cubs will be trying to cram in as many exciting and fun activities as they possibly can this year to make sure that 2016 is the best year of Cubbing ever!  They will be joining other Cub Packs from the Windsor and Eton District in July for a District Centenary Camp at Bears Rail Campsite in Old Windsor.  They will also be "blowing their socks off" at their Summer camp in August which is being held at Chalfont Heights Scout camp. 

There's no better time to join the Adventure!
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