27th Oct, 2016

Evesham cub scouts celebrate landmark birthday

Rob George 30th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A CENTURY of cub scouting as well as St George’s Day were celebrated when scouts paraded through the heart of Evesham.

Led by the Celebration Reed and Brass Band, the procession wound its way along the High Street to All Saints Church on Sunday (April 24).

Cub Scouts were founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1916, and celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouting was at the heart of the lively service at All Saints Church.

Furthermore, Beaver Scouts began in 1986 and they are celebrating their 30th birthday this year.

Bärbel Wolstencroft, Evesham district Explorer Scout commissioner, said: “It was a very enjoyable day. The parade went well, there was no rain and the service had activities.

“The children proudly displayed their flags and banners to mark both occasions.

“The highlight of the service was a giant birthday cake with 130 lit candles held by Cubs and Beavers, forming a massive circle around the aisles,” she added.