Flying the flag for Cub Scouts anniversary

Cubs from across Blyth Valley Scout District created a very special flag to mark the Cub Scouts' centenary.
Cubs from across Blyth Valley Scout District created a very special flag to mark the Cub Scouts' centenary.
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Youngsters across Blyth Valley have been celebrating an organisation’s 100th anniversary.

Cubs from across Blyth Valley Scout District have been marking the centenary of Cub Scouts within The Scout Association.

They created a special flag which included the neckerchiefs of all 10 groups in the local area.

The flag was flown in Cramlington town square.

A programme of adventure is in place to mark the anniversary. In December, Cubs across the UK and world will renew their Cub Scout Promise at the same time that the first Cub Scouts made theirs to founder Robert Baden Powell in 1916.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I am excited to see numbers continue to rise across the UK and the big reason for this are the adventures made possible by the amazing volunteers from your local area.

“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!”

Marylyn Grimshaw, a volunteer Cub Leader from Cramlington who helped organise the event, said: “It’s fantastic to see our flag flying high in Cramlington and hopefully it will be viewed by hundreds of residents passing by.

“A big thank you to Active Northumberland for helping us to celebrate this fantastic occasion in style.”

Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers, so if you fancy a go why not join the adventure at www.scouts.org.uk/join