Over a 140 Cubs from around the High Peak with nearly 80 leaders and volunteers all enjoyed an action packed weekend in the sunshine at Gradbach Scout Camp. Why? To celebrate 100 years of the Cub Scout section.
The theme of the camp was flight - the Cubs experienced a wide array of activities ranging from learning how to complete a parachute jump, to building kites.
Other activities over the weekend included flight themed crafts, archery and launching pop bottle rockets. There were also several activities based around how to survive in the wilderness after an emergency landing. On the Sunday the camp focused on nature, the Cubs planted trees for birds to live in, watched and participated in an amazing owl , hawk and falcon display and constructed nearly 50 bird, bat and bug houses which will be used around the site.
Although the theme was flight, the aim of the camp was to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts. This was done on the Saturday evening with a birthday tea and cake followed by a brilliant story telling event put on by the Babbling Vagabonds. The camp finished on the Sunday afternoon with a ‘Scouts Own’ and the planting of a commemorative yew tree in the camp chapel. Cubs also used this time to renew their Cub law and promise.
After 100 years, the Cub Scouts are still going strong and are most certainly looking forward to the next 100 years!
For more on Cub Scouts see www.derbyshirescouts.org