Cubs come together to mark big occasion

Around 190 Cubs descended on The Craigs Campsite, Torphichen to mark the centenary of their organisation
Around 190 Cubs descended on The Craigs Campsite, Torphichen to mark the centenary of their organisation

Almost 200 youngsters from West Lothian came together to celebrate the centenary of the Cub Scout movement.

Founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1916, it was initially known as Wolf Cubbing, but since then generations of young people have embarked on an adventure filled with laughter, excitement and camaraderie – all inspired for many years by Rudyard Kipling’s fascinating classic, The Jungle Book.

West Lothian District’s Scout camp site, The Craigs at Torphichen was the venue for an action-paced day of fun.

The Cubs were split into nine groups who walked round and took part in various activities including backwoods cooking, fire lighting, pioneering, water rockets and much more.

Cathie Smyth, West Lothian’s assistant district commissioner for Cub Scouts, said: “The weather was great and apart from a shower over lunch time, we had sunshine for the remainder of the day. The day kicked off at 10am and finished at 3.30pm with the last hour dedicated to eating birthday cake and singing some songs before all Cubs headed home.

“In the evening, there was also a chance for all leaders from across West Lothian district to gather together for a thank you meal to celebrate and thank all their hard work in running their sections.”