LETTER: Celebrating 100 years of Cubs

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2016 is Cubs100, the centenary of the Cub Scout movement, and I’m lucky and proud to be ambassador for their monumental birthday party. December 16 is the 100th birthday and I, like the Cubs from Bexhill, will be renewing my Cub Scout promise.

It’s been an incredible year so far with trips, fun days and camp outs, but the best is yet to come with Cubs100 birthday parties taking place across the country this week.

For 100 years Cub Scouts have been helping in their communities and this year is no different. Through our ‘A Million Hands’ project Cubs in Bexhill have been helping to make their community a better place to live and work.

I would also like to shout out to the volunteers in Bexhill for their dedication each week to giving Cubs the chance to experience big adventures and take part in activities that could be life-changing. Volunteers - we salute you.

During this special week, I would just like to say a big happy birthday to Cubs past and present as we look forward to another 100 years of endeavour; learning new skills, having fun and making lifelong friends.

Steve Backshall

Cubs100 Ambassador

The Scout Association

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.bexhillobserver.net/christmas/