Clyde Cubs mark centenary with world record attempt

19th May 2016

More than 800 Cub Scouts from across Clyde Region, took part in a world record attempt during the first weekend in May to mark the global centenary of Cub Scouts.

Auchengillan Outdoor Activity Centre in Stirlingshire hosted Clyde Scouts attempt for the most people taking part in a Grand Howl ceremony to kick start their #Cubs100 Adventure Camp.

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli from the Jungle Book, the Grand Howl was created by Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell and is performed at the start of each Cub session with the young Cubs, aged between eight to ten years old saluting their ‘old cub’, the Cub Scout leader.

Stuart Hunter, Camp Chief who led the Grand Howl said, 'We loved the idea of going for a world record attempt at the adventure camp and thought this was a great way to mark such a momentous occasion for Cubs.'

'The weekend was jam packed with exciting and fun activities and each of the seven districts attending chose a theme for the weekend. We’ve enjoyed pirate, space and wild western styled activities to name a few.'

Coinneach Thompson, 10 from Symington who helped lead the Grand Howl said, 'I love being a Cub Scout because we get to do fun activities and it’s a great opportunity to make new friends before going to high school.'

'I’ve really enjoyed the Cubs 100 Adventure Camp.'

Throughout 2016, Cub Scout groups from across the world are celebrating the milestone anniversary. Activities at Auchengillan Outdoor Activity Centre over the weekend included climbing, archery and a host of others including a visit from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service from Milngavie who put on a display and shared fire safety advice.

Author: Gary Bainbridge

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