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Cubs Brave Cold to Kick Off Centenary
Wednesday 27th January 2016 @ 15:16 by Tom Greggan

A cold and frosty morning on Saturday – minus two degrees – greeted more than 80 Cub Scouts and their leaders to Glossop’s Norfolk Square.

They came from Glossop, Dinting, Longdendale, Tintwistle and Hadfield to kick-start the Cub Scouts Centenary Year.

Special guests were the Mayor and Mayoress of High Peak Cllr Stewart Young and his daughter, Charlotte and Cllr Jean Wharmby.

Glossop and Buxton Fire Brigade turned up to lend a hand in a good way.

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They helped to send a digital cameraman and a fire crew 70 feet skywards, using an aerial ladder to take some amazing photographs of the Cubs, leaders and special guests.

Below the word ‘CUBS’ was spelled out with everyone standing behind them.

On the floor in front of the Cubs was a hand-painted board showing the World Scout Badge and the Cubs’ 100 Centenary logo, painted by Angela and Steve Dyson.

Providing the paint and wood were Decor8 of Glossop and Conways of Woolley Bridge respectively, who were warmly thanked by Second Glossop Cub Scouts.

Speaking on behalf of the Cub Scouts, Angela said: “There are some other events planned for the Cub Scouts this year, including a trip to Blackpool in February, a Centenary Camp at Linnet Clough, Mellor in May and a Centenary Party in December.

“Second Glossop Cub Scouts would like to say a very big thank you to all the Cubs and Leaders who were able to attend. Special thanks go to our guests Cllr Young and Charlotte, Cllr Wharmby and Glossop and Buxton Fire Brigade.”