The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates Cubs100


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This evening, 24 Cub Scouts in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, were excited to spend the evening celebrating Cubs100 with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

No stranger to volunteering, the duchess previously volunteered with a Cub Scout Pack when she lived in Anglesey in North Wales.

Chief Commissioner Alex Peace-Gadsby welcomed the duchess, ‘We’re thrilled that the duchess has been able to join us as we celebrate Cubs’ 100th birthday. We have hundreds of events planned across the United Kingdom, with a chance for each and every one of our 150,000 Cubs to take part.’

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During her visit to Norfolk, the duchess helped volunteers run a variety of skills-based activities. To kick-start the evening in true Cub fashion, she led some classic parachute games, designed to develop teamwork and cooperation skills. The Cubs learned basic first aid skills, creative cake decorating skills and character skills.

With a group sing along of Happy Birthday, the duchess cut a special 100th birthday cake and also decorated her own Cubs cupcake. 

To top off the evening’s events, the duchess recited the Cub Scout Promise along with the Cubs.

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Cub Scout Leader, Hazel Coley, was ecstatic to have the opportunity to show the duchess around and said, ‘Meeting the duchess has been the best birthday present this Cub Scout Pack could have possibly imagined. It’s an evening that they will never forget, and the most exciting thing that has happened to me in all my time as a volunteer. The duchess helped our Cub Scouts learn valuable skills and that’s what Scouting is all about, adults and young people alike having fun, enjoying new adventures and learning new skills.’

The evening’s events were part of this year’s Cubs100 celebrations, marking the Cub section’s 100th anniversary since forming back in 1916.


Find out more and get involved in Cubs100.


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