Cubs from Hastings were among thousands of youngsters who took over Chessington World of Adventure to celebrate the centenary of the movement.
Cubs100 Takeover Day celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts and the youngsters enjoyed taking part in a variety of organised activities.
Cubs spokesperson Emily Batchelor said: “Cubs were transported on an animal adventure like no other as they entered the amazing world of over 1,000 animals.
“They loved getting up close with Pandas, Gorillas, Tigers and Lions and they explored the sea life centre with delight. All before exploring the 10 themed lands in the park, with over 40 rides and attractions.
“They made it a truly action packed day at Chessington World of Adventures and a great way to celebrate the centenary year of Cubs.”
Cub Scout Ben, aged nine, said: “I love being a Cub, we get to do loads of fun cool things all the time and I’ve made lots of new friends. My favourite ride was the Vampire ride, it was fast and scary but I loved it.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I’m so proud to show so many people that Scouting is all about fun, friendship and young people having an adventurous timer supported by caring proactive leaders. This is also a fantastic way to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Cub Scouts in style! I really want to thank all the inspiring volunteers and people involved in making Cubs100 happen. Let’s make the next 100 years even more life-enhancing for many millions of young people.”
Over 250 activities are offered by Scouting around the UK, made possible by the efforts of 100,000 voluntary adult leaders. This has helped make Scouting the largest co-educational youth Movement in the country.
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