Cubs party as they hit a century

The cub scouts' centenary celebration badge. Picture by Brian Bennett.
The cub scouts' centenary celebration badge. Picture by Brian Bennett.

Cub scouts past and present came together to mark 100 years of the organisation in Wansbeck.

More than 80 guests attended a party at Choppington Welfare, including retired leaders from as far away as Staffordshire.

Cubs made decorations and gift boxes for the guests, and they entertained with camp fire songs and a rendition of The Jungle Book.

There was also memorabilia on display and former leaders adorned their camp blankets and led traditional songs.

Wansbeck district commissioner Ian Ellison thanked everyone for thier hard work in making scouting successful, particularly some of the current members who have served for more than 55 years.

The Rev Lorna Beadle attended to give a service of thanks.

In December the cubs will all renew their Promise.