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Clackmannanshire District Cub News
Cub Scouts from Clackmannanshire marked the centenary of the youth organisation with a series of events last year.
The celebrations started late February with a mini football tournament at the Wasps' home, the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa. Then at the end of April into May, 50 Cubs were treated to a Legoland trip. They spent a day exploring the Youlbury Scout Centre and got the chance to enjoy go-karting, going on sensory trails and an adventure course before playing some team games and finding buried boxes while geocaching. Legoland was next the day after with the kids spending time meeting characters from 'Star Wars', learning to drive and getting wet on the numerous water rides in a fun-filled day.
Later that month, 126 cubs attended the Clackmannanshire District Scout Camp at Barrwood in Denny for the celebratory Back to 1916 Cub Camp. They took part in an eclectic mix of activities including fire lighting, games from the year 1916, an old fashioned challenge to earn the Athlete Badge and much more.
A few weeks later, the organisation's first-ever MG Car Quiz took place, sponsored by the MG Car Club Caledonian Centre. Winning the event was Clackmannan Cub Pack, who were invited with fellow members to the Bo'ness Speed Hill Climb at Kinneil Estate where they were presented with their cup and watched classic cars race around the track.
Joining other cubs from across the central belt, the Clacks youngsters attended Forth Region's Promise Renewal at the Kelpies on September 1. This was then followed up by a big birthday party at the Dumyat Centre in Menstrie,
To round the year off, the children gathered at Alloa Tower last month to once again renew their vows. They recited the oath at 7.16pm to mark the centenary – the time was chosen as it is 19.16 on the 24-hour clock. The pack then enjoyed hot dogs and an indoor campfire party at Alloa Ludgate Church.