Cubs celebrate a century

7th Ayrshire Cubs and Beavers held a special party in the Scout Hall, Whitehall Court, Maybole recently to celebrate 100 years of Cubs and 30 years of Beavers.

Robert Baden-Powell started the world-wide movements of Scouts in 1907 and Wolf Cubs, as they were first called, started in 1916 as World War I raged across Europe as a response to younger boys wanting to join. The name was changed to Cubs in 1966. Beavers were formed in 1986 for 6-8 year olds and girls can now join the Scouts.

A spokesman for the 7th Ayrshire told us, “Beavers and Cubs have lots of fun with games, badge work, trips and camps. They went to the District five-a-side football competition in June, a camp is being arranged for September and there will be a fun day for Cubs at Culzean in October.

“We are always looking for helpers and leaders so if anyone is interested in joining or helping please come along to the Scout Hall after the schools start back after or phone 01655 882683.”

The Beavers, age 6-8, start back on Monday August 22 from 6-7pm; Cubs, age 8-10, start back the same day from 7.8-30pm; Scouts, age 10 and over, meet on Wednesdays from 7-9pm.