Pirates of the Cubjam


More than 1,200 Cubs are all aboard for a week of swashbuckling fun at Cubjam in Gilwell Park. During the pirate-themed adventure Cubs are saying ‘Ahoy!’ to crafts, costume making and a treasure hunt as well as a huge range of adventurous activities, from archery to zorbing.

Other highlights include tonight’s talent show Cubjam’s Got Talent , a sightseeing trip to London and spectacular carnival celebrations to round off the week.

Parents can be updated with all the fun using the web and social media; as well as Facebook and Twitter, they can even tune into the Cubjam radio station online to hear the latest news.

Parent Shaun Lane says: 'We’re so impressed with the different ways we can keep up with what the Cubs are doing. It sounds and looks like they are having so much fun!'

Cubjam was started in 2001 by Hertfordshire County Scouts to give Cubs across the UK a fantastic jamboree-style experience.

Around 400 adults and 100 staff provide 66,500 hours of volunteering during the week to make Cubjam 2013 happen. Organiser Louise Clover says: 'Events like this help us show adults how rewarding volunteering can be, after all who wouldn’t want to be a pirate for a week?'

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