Tameside cubs celebrate centenary
Friday 13th January 2017 @ 12:46 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community Denton & Audenshaw Droylsden News

Tameside cubs across Denton, Ashton and Droylsden have been celebrating their centenary.

Cub Scouting was started in December 1916 by Lord Baden Powell.

Having first established the Scouts in 1907 he found that younger boys wanted to join and the cub scouts for eight to 10-year-old boys was set up as a result.

Cubs from 4th Denton enjoyed a visit to Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at Crown Point North with a Cubs Promise Party of their own.

Meanwhile, more than 60 Cubs from seven Scout groups in North Tameside, including Droylsden and Ashton, celebrated at Ashton’s Portland Basin with a Cubs Promise Party of their own.

The party celebration was organised by the Assistant District Commissioner of Cubs, Gillian Cummins.

The promise was led by North Tameside’s oldest Scout, 92-year-old Jack Millin, with all reaffirming their promise at 19.16 hours to reflect the year 1916.

Jack first became a Scout at 6th Ashton Scouts in 1937, moving onto 2/1 Hurst Scouts and eventually becoming Group Scout Leader. He became District Commissioner in 1974.

The Cubs enjoyed a quiz around the museum and were presented with party bags and a Scout 100th Badge for their uniforms after they had completed their promise.

To find out more about scouting, become a member or help, contact [email protected] or goto www.gmescouts.org.uk to find your nearest Scout Group.