Wolf Cubs mark their centenary

Two north Northumberland Wolf Cub groups enjoyed a national get-together at the weekend.

Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 8:04 am
1st Longridge Wolf Cubs joined forces with 1st Wooler Wolf Cubs at a National Cuborree.

Groups from all over the country met up at a National Cuborree at Linnet Clough in Greater Manchester to celebrate 100 years of Wolf Cubs.

Lord Baden-Powell set up the Scouts in 1908 and was persuaded by members’ younger brothers to start up the Wolf Cubs in 1916.

The group is based on the story of the Jungle Book, written by Rudyard Kipling and is for boys aged eight to 10 years. (Wolf Cubs now allow girls to join too.)

1st Longridge Wolf Cubs joined forces with 1st Wooler Wolf Cubs and set off on Friday morning for the long drive down to Manchester. After a few stops, they arrived and set up camp.

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The next two days were full of fun-packed activities based on Wolf Cub themes, especially designed for celebrating the 100 years of the Wolf Cubs.

All the Wolf Cubs were given badges and other mementos of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“All my Wolf Cubs had a fantastic time,” said Mhairi Vernon, leader of 1st Longridge.

Longridge and Wooler Wolf Cubs are pictured together.