Date(s) - 29/07/2016 - 01/08/2016
South of England Showground
In 2016 we will be commemorating one hundred years of Cub Scouts with local and national celebrations.
In 1916, the section we know as Cub Scouts was formed and within its first year 30,000 young people joined. Cub Scouts has grown to over 150,000 members who enjoy fun, challenge and adventure across the UK.
The Cub Scouts of the counties of West and East Sussex will be coming together for a special weekend of excitement in the summer of 2016 to celebrate this special anniversary.
Friday to Monday – 29th/30th/31st July and 1st August 2016
The location is the South of England Showground at Ardingly which is in a central location, close to the borders of both counties.
We are looking forward to having a three thousand young people enjoying themselves over the weekend sleeping over in tents for the three nights, looked after by their leaders.
The camp theme for the event is the Jungle Book with young people and adults grouped together in sub-camps based on an animal from the stories. Will you be a panther from the Bagherra sub-camp or maybe even a peacock from the Mao sub-camp?
What will be there?
Organisation is well under way with the attractions still being finalised. However plans include activities such as climbing, zip wires, inflatables, shooting, crafts, caving and side shows with hopefully a giant fireworks display on one of the evenings.
Who can come?
Any young person who has been invested as a Cub Scout by the 1st July 2016 and has not yet turned 11 by the weekend of the event.
Leaders from Cub Packs belonging to Scout Groups in West and East Sussex have been busy registering their Packs for this great event and the great news is that the event is now fully booked.
This means however that unfortunately we are not able to take any more young people over and above those numbers that have been submitted.