Thousands of cub scouts descend on Sheffield for a weekend to remember

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Three thousands cub scouts from South and Central Yorkshire will be celebrating 100 years of cub scouting this weekend in Sheffield at Hesley Wood Activity Centre.

Friday night will see cub scouts from Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, and Rotherham arrive for a long weekend of fun, challenge and adventure during which they will camp together and take part in over 130 different activities including a kayaking, mountain biking, assault courses, F1 simulators, zip lines, axe throwing, archery, rafting, scuba diving and many more.

They will arrive on Friday night to enjoy a funfair, followed on Saturday by a falconry display and outdoor cinema and then on Sunday a carnival and circus.

Toby Thomas, aged 9, and a cub scout from Barnsley said: “I have been looking forward to this for months, camping with my friends and getting to do all the activities is a dream, I can’t wait for, its going to be awesome.”

The weekend will celebrate 100 years of cub scouts which started back in 1916 when Baden Powell saw that younger boys also wanted to join scouts. Since then cub scouting has grown worldwide with over 40 million members in 168 different countries.

Dominic Moore, aged 25, a scout leader and part of the organising management team for the event said: “We have been planning this since 2014, the weekend is called PACKMANIA and we have certainly packed a lot into it. We hope that after a fabulous weekend we will send home 3,000 cubs scouts and leaders on Monday, who are shattered but have the biggest of smiles on their faces.”

If you are interested in scouts and joining the adventure please visit the website Click here or telephone 0845 300 1818.