YP Letters: A hundred years and a million helping hands

Steve Backshall is a naturalist, writer and TV presenter.
Steve Backshall is a naturalist, writer and TV presenter.
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From: Steve Backshall, Cubs100 Ambassador.

This year sees Cubs100, the centenary of the Cub Scout movement, and I’m lucky and proud to be the ambassador for their monumental birthday party.

Next Friday (December 16) is the 100th birthday, and like the Cubs from Yorkshire, I will be renewing my Cub Scout promise.

It’s been an incredible year 
so far with trips, fundays and camp outs, but the best is yet to come with Cubs 100 birthday parties taking place across the country this week.

For 100 years, Cub Scouts have been helping in their communities and this year is no different. Through our “A Million Hands” project, Cubs in Yorkshire have been helping to make their community a better place to live and work.

I would also like to shout 
out to the volunteers in 
Yorkshire for their dedication each week to giving Cubs the chance to experience big adventures and take part in activities that could be life-changing. Volunteers – we salute you!

During this special week, I would just like to say a big 
happy birthday to all Cubs past and present as we look forward to another 100 years of endeavour; learning new skills, having fun and making lifelong friends.