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Fun for cubs at birthday party

PUBLISHED: 15:57 18 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

CUBS from all over the Felixstowe area gathered for an afternoon of traditional games to mark their movement's 85th birthday.

More than 60 cubs plus their leaders from a number of packs in the district took part in the event at Brackenbury Sports Centre, High Road East, Old Felixstowe.

CUBS from all over the Felixstowe area gathered for an afternoon of traditional games to mark their movement's 85th birthday.

More than 60 cubs plus their leaders from a number of packs in the district took part in the event at Brackenbury Sports Centre, High Road East, Old Felixstowe.

They enjoyed a Baden-Powell Afternoon of games and relay races which would have been a traditional part of cub activities in the early years of the organisation and which today still form an important part of the sessions of many packs across the country.

There were also refreshments, including an 85th birthday cake, which was cut by the oldest and youngest cubs at the event, Matthew Cornwell, ten, and Oliver Charles, eight, both members of the 6th Old Felixstowe pack.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Scouting movement in 1908 after returning as a national war hero from the siege of Mafeking.

There was enormous interest in scouting, which was aimed at boys aged 11 to 18, and in 1916, he drew up a plan to cater for the scouts' younger brothers, who had been meeting unofficially, keep to join older siblings.

The Wolf Cubs – today known as the Cubs – were formed based around the Jungle Book written by his close friend Rudyard Kipling, with the Cubs having their own distinct uniform, badges, motto, sign, and salute.

WEBLINKS: www.scoutbase.org.uk

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