Dyb dyb dyb - can you help us find Norfolk’s oldest cub?

Clubs1st Sculthorpe Scouts at a Jamboree at Sennowe Park, Guist.Date -- 10 August 1960Photograph --

Clubs1st Sculthorpe Scouts at a Jamboree at Sennowe Park, Guist.Date -- 10 August 1960Photograph -- c10194

It sounds like the sort of quest that would merit its own activity badge.

Scout leaders have launched a search to find the movement's oldest survivor to help celebrate its 100th anniversary.

They are asking families to trawl through photo albums and quiz elderly members to see if they wore the necktie and woggle in their younger days.

Norfolk Scouts also want former cub Leaders to get in touch so that they can be invited to a 'Grand Howl' - a traditional cub ceremony - later this year.

County commissioner Nickie Chapman said: 'Cubs are 100 years old, so potentially we're looking at anyone up to the age of 80 or 90.

'They needed to be eight or nine to join, so you could potentially be looking at someone in their 90s.'

Mrs Chapman and assistant county commissioner Tony Milburn have launched a Cubs 100 Challenge, offering boys and girls the chance to earn a special Norfolk County Cub Challenge Badge to celebrate 100 years of scouting.

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It is designed as a wolf's paw print, with each toe worth 25 points, which are awarded once a cub scout completes one of four sections - get active, adventure camping, look around you and down the cub hut. All cubs will also be receiving a 100th Anniversary woggle.

To contact the Norfolk Scouts, call their Norwich HQ on 01603 502246 or email hq@norfolkscouts.org.uk

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