Grantham cubs join 100th anniversary celebrations with Bear Grylls

Cubs from the Grantham camp.
Cubs from the Grantham camp.
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Cub Scouts from Grantham joined more than 1,200 others to celebrate a “Centenary of Adventure” – with Chief Scout Bear Grylls joining in.

The largest week-long Cub Scout camp for 10 years – CubJam – took place at Gilwell Park Activity Centre from May 28 until today (Friday).

The theme for the week-long camp was the Wild West and Cub Scouts had the opportunity to try their hand at caving, archery, bungee running, zorbing and motor racing, as well as take part a variety of traditional activities.

Chief Scout and adventurer Bear Grylls flew into Gilwell Park on 29 May by helicopter to meet some of the Cub Scouts, before taking off to visit six further locations across the UK.

The event is part of Cubs’ year-long programme of events in celebration of the Cubs’ centenary year in 2016.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, The LEGO Group sent the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional builder, Duncan Titmarsh, along to the event to construct a celebration cake made entirely of LEGO bricks.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I am super proud to be a part of celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouting by visiting over1,200 buzzing girls and boys at CubJam. This event is unique as it gives a chance for Cubs across the UK to meet up and share fun and adventures in a way that only Scouting can!”

Eve Konarska, aged 9, Cub Scout from Grantham, said: “My favourite thing about being a Cub is going on adventures and camps like CubJam, we get to try lots of new activities and get to have fun with my friends.”

Sandra Otter, Cub Scout leader from Grantham, added:“Events such as CubJam give Cubs the freedom and independence to make new friends and do loads of activities in a safe and fun environment.”