Cub scouts and adult volunteers from Flitwick Scout Group are looking forward to a selection of amazing events and activities to celebrate 100 years of the movement. From abseiling to zorbing with climbing, cooking, entertaining and being creative in between, the boys and girls aged 8 to 10 are planning a year to remember.
Throughout the year the young people will be finding out about the history of cub scouts, taking part in new activities, learning new skills and looking to the future.
Activities planned for the first few months of the year include making model rafts with lolly sticks, making bird boxes to put in Manor Park as part of A Million Hands, celebrating Chinese New Year and a night hike. Two camps are planned for the children giving them the opportunity to try activities for the first time.
Cub scout Andrew Clough, 9, said: “Being involved in cubs is great fun. I’ve made lots of friends and tried different activities like cooking on an open fire, pond dipping, teambuilding and learning new skills.”
Adult volunteer Nicky Taylor said: “I’ve had some great times as an adult volunteer with the Scout Association. I volunteered to help develop young people and the knowledge I’ve gained has helped me in my career as a teacher and as a parent.”
Scouting seeks to transform the lives of young people by providing an inspiring programme of everyday adventure. A varied, challenging and adventurous programme ensures around 200 children in Flitwick Scout Group are kept busy.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I am excited to see scout numbers continue to rise across the UK and the big reason for this are the adventures made possible by the volunteers from Flitwick Scout Group.
“Whether it’s the opportunity to be involved with some incredible adventures, learn practical life, outdoor and teamwork skills, or helping to improve their local communities, scouts and volunteers have a brilliant time.”
Flitwick Scout Group currently has nine sections and provides activities for children aged 6 to 14. Visit flitwickscoutgroup.org.uk