Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts
- Credit: Norwich Theatre Royal
Cubs across Norfolk have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouting by renewing their Cub Scout promise at events across the county.
The young people took part in The Promise Party - a national celebration that included a promise renewal on Friday, December 16 at 7.16pm to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub Scout section.
In Norwich, members of the 17th Norwich Scouts re-took their promise on the balcony of Norwich Theatre Royal before watching the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Cubs from six groups in the Northern Norwich District gathered for a party in St Catherine's Church, in Aylsham Road, and performed the promise using sign language and semaphore, meanwhile cubs from the Southern Norwich District enjoyed a Promise Party at Bowthorpe Community Centre.
Cubs from East Norfolk renewed their promise at the Hippodrome Circus, in Great Yarmouth, before enjoying a performance of the venue's Christmas Spectacular.
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In the Southern Norfolk District 14 cub packs renewed their promise at Snetterton Circuit, meanwhile the 2nd Marham (RAF) Scout Group hosted the South West Norfolk District Cubs 100 Promise Party.
The 1st Blakeney Cubs had a sleepover at their headquarters and marched to their local church, and the 1st Harling Cubs celebrated with a sleepover at Eaton Vale Scout and Guide Activity Centre in Norwich.
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38 cubs and leaders from the 29th Norwich Cubs renewed their promise on the balcony in City Hall on December 16, led by the town cryer.
Hazel Miskin said: 'We had a fantastic evening on the City Hall Balcony a big celebration for us.
'Cubs has changed uniform in 100 years although we still wear our neckers, badges have changed a lot and we have girls and boys mixed.'
Last week the Duchess of Cambridge also joined young people from across west Norfolk at a special event in North Wootton to celebrate a century of the Cub Scouting movement.
Nickie Chapman, Norfolk Scouts County Commissioner, said: 'It has been a fantastic year for Norfolk Scouts full of activities and adventure for Cubs across Norfolk. There have many events and Promise Parties held to renew their Cub Scout Promise concluding our celebrations. My thanks to all of the Leaders, Young Leaders and Supporters for providing the many opportunities for the Cubs to be part of what has been a very special year.'