Who’s been celebrating #Cubs100?
Today marks 100 years since Cub Scouts began, and we’re not the only ones celebrating! Take a look at these birthday wishes from some people you might recognise…
Prime Minister, Theresa May, said: ‘I am delighted to support the centenary of the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting has given generations of younger boys and girls an introduction to the Scouting movement, helping them acquire new skills, discover their talents and learn about the importance of doing your best to help others. We should be very proud of this British innovation, which has rightly spread around the world.
Serving others is a fundamental part of how we build a society that works for everyone. So I also want to thank all the volunteers who make Cub Scouting possible. I wish all Cubs and their leaders a great centenary and plenty more fun and adventure over the next hundred years.’
Former Cub and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, said: ‘I remember my time as a Wolf Cub very well indeed. We learned a lot of useful things and had a great deal of fun. I hope you all do too!’
And our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, wrote a letter to Chief Scout Bear Grylls, saying: ‘For many years and through changing times, the Cub Scouts have allowed young people to develop their skills, embark on new adventures support their local communities and form friendships…
…As you reflect on your long history and look to the future, I have pleasure in sending my best wishes to all Cub Scouts, past and present, who will be celebrating this most special anniversary.’
#Cubs100 Ambassador, Steve Backshall, spoke about the skills young people learn at Scouts: ‘Scouting teaches so many young people the skills they need to succeed and gives them a real sense of adventure and achievement. And I’m so proud to be involved with such a fantastic cause.’
Chief Scout Bear Grylls called for even more volunteers to get involved: ‘I am so proud of all the Cub Scouts in all our Packs and all of the leaders who give them so much adventure every week. If you’re an adult and want to experience more adventure in your life, then join us and get involved as a volunteer helping out as a Cub Scout leader. Get ready for a fun, wild and empowering time!’
Actor Sam Claflin said: ‘I just wanted to wish a very, happy birthday to Cub Scouts everywhere. I hear you’re all 100 so I hope you have a wonderful time. Make sure you make the most of this year. I used to be one myself so I know what it was like and I loved it.’
Make sure you share your own birthday messages on social media, using the hashtag #Cubs100.