Little Norfolk cubs meet the bears for organisation’s 100th anniversary

Cubs from Drayton celebrate the organisation's 100th anniversary

Cubs from Drayton celebrate the organisation's 100th anniversary - Credit: Archant

Little cubs were among bears, lions and a host of other animals spending the night at London Zoo.

Taking part in the Cub Scouts centenary celebrations, the trip was the first time Cub Scouts from across the UK were brought together for a single meeting – and four lucky youngsters from Drayton were among the chosen few.

Forty four youngsters and 22 volunteers travelled to London to swap campsites for animal houses.

Before the trip on Saturday, January 16, Kieran Gilbert, a Drayton Cub Scout, said he was looking forward to feeding the squirrel monkeys.

At the event aptly named. Wildest Birthday Ever, everyone stayed at the Bug House, playing games and telling stories.

In true Cub Scout style, the little ones even had the opportunity to explore the zoo by torchlight.

The adventure continued on the Sunday when they then visited Penguin Beach.

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The event was just one in a long list of exciting national and local activities planned for the organisation's landmark anniversary.

Alex Peace-Gadsby, an adult volunteer, said: 'This is a great year for Cubs. There will be camps, parties, celebrations with lots of fun and adventurous activities for everyone.'

Volunteers and cubs alike said the two-day adventure was a one that will not be forgotten in hurry.

For more information about Cub Scout events, visit https://members.scouts.org.uk