Cub Scouts and volunteers from Ripley in Surrey celebrated 100 years of adventure with a Cubs 100 Promise Party.
Exactly 100 years from when the section was launched, on Friday 16 December the Cub Scouts joined with thousands of others around the UK in renewing their Cub Scout Promise, pledging to do their best and help other people.
The young people had an amazing time at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, where they renewed their promise on stage with Wishee Washee before watching this year’s pantomime Aladdin.
Cub Scout Jake Last said: “Our Cubs 100 Promise Party was brilliant, it was great to be able renew our promises at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. The pantomime Aladdin was really funny and it was great to have Wishee Washee helping us make our promise.
“I’ve had some amazing adventures with Cub Scouts, it’s awesome! Being a Cub Scout is all about doing your best and I try to do that every day.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls commented: “I am super proud to see so many young people renewing their Cub Scout Promise to do their best and help other people.
“I am excited to see Scout numbers continue to rise across the UK and the big reasons for this are the adventures made possible by the amazing volunteers from 1st Ripley Scout Group.
“Whether it’s the opportunity to be involved with some incredible adventures, learn practical life, outdoor and teamwork skills, or helping to improve their local communities Scouts and volunteers have a brilliant time!”
Scouting in Surrey seeks to transform the lives of young people by providing an inspiring programme of everyday adventure which includes over 200 activities, such as adventure camps, climbing and water zorbing.