Cubs100 roundup of 2016’s events

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Cubs100 is coming to and end, but what an incredible year it has been! We’re looking back at this year’s Cubs100 best bits and finding out how Scouts in the UK have celebrated 100 years of Cub Scouts.


Saturday 16 JanuaryCubs100 launches at ZSL London Zoo with a sleepover at the Bed Bugs experience.


Wednesday 20 JanuaryCubs100 is introduced in Parliament. You can watch it at


January – MarchThanks events take place across the UK, recognising the people who have made the section a success over the years.

 Thanks Events Cubs100 Blog

Saturday 6 February – 8,000 Cubs throw the Wildest Beach Party Ever at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – the first time in its 120 year history that it is closed to the public.

 Blackpool Cubs100 Blog

Wednesday 23 MarchHM The Queen wishes Cub Scouts a Happy Birthday.


Saturday 16 April – 12,000 Cubs from across the UK attend private screenings of Disney’s The Jungle Book.


Saturday 30 April – Cubs100 Ambassador Steve Backshall flies to five events from Croydon to Manchester.

Steve Backshall Cubs100 Blog

Sunday 29 May – Bear Gryll’s launches his ‘Bear in the Air’ helicopter tour from Cubjam at Gilwell Park.


May – SeptemberAdventure camps take place across the UK, encouraging Cubs to try adventurous activities and spend time with friends away from home.

 Kayak Cubs100 Blog

Saturday 24 SeptemberCubs100 takes over ZSL London Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and Warwick Castle. 6,500 Cub Scouts received discounted tickets and exclusive goodie bags.


Tuesday 13 December – Cubs100 parliamentary event at Speaker’s House. MPs meet Cub Scouts from every region in the UK to learn about what Cub Scouting looks like today.


Wednesday 14 DecemberThe Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton celebrates Cubs100 with Cubs in Norfolk.

 The Duchess Cubs100 Visit

Friday 16 December – Royal Mail frank millions of post with the Cubs100 logo commemorating the centenary. Meanwhile, thousands of Promise Parties take place across the country at 19:16.

 Letters For Cubs100 Blog

We also had a great reach in the local and national press, including an appearance on Good Morning Britain!!

    Cubs100 Good Morning Britain                                                                                        

Here’s more of the great coverage our Cubs100 celebrations had in the media:

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Norfolk Cubs- on ITV and the BBC.

Promise Parties on Sky News.

Cubs visit Westminster on the BBC.


We also want to say a massive thank you to The Scout Association’s partners, for helping us deliver such an impressive year of fun and adventure. So thanks to National Express, Cub Scout Steiff Bear, How it Works magazine, Odeon and The Jungle Book, National Geographic Kids, Macmillan publishers, Merlin and ZSL!

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