Cub Scout Centenary 2016


  • 1st Hemel Hempstead Scouts have been ringing the bells for Christmas at St Mary’s Church in the Old Town!
  • 1st Apsley Cubs enjoyed a busy time at their Winter Camp at Well End Activity Centre
  • Last Friday 176 Cubs from across the District celebrated 100 years of Cub Scouts by renewing their promise all together on ice at a Christmas ice rink!

Forthcoming Events

The District Diary is currently being updated ready for all the exciting events and activities taking place in 2017 – keep an eye on the District web page to find out more!

Thanks to everyone for all your support throughout 2016, it’s been a fantastic year.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year too.




There’s been an incredible number of activities and events over the last couple of weeks, and still lots more to look forward to!


  • 7th Hemel Hempstead made the most of two days off school, having fun at Phasels and Little Hay
  • 1st Hemel Hempstead took to air and water for bell-boating and gliding
  • Explorers spent a night under the stars at Coombe Hill to watch the sunrise
  • Cubs from across the District spent the weekend at Tolmers at the County Cub 100 celebrations
  • Congratulations to 1st Kings Langley scouts for winning this year’s Nimrod competition – and a huge thank you to the leaders and Explorers who organised the event – results table attached.

Forthcoming dates

Yours in scouting


Join in and celebrate one hundred years of Cub Scout fun and adventure.

Founded in 1916 by Baden-Powell, the Wolf Cub section was created to cater for the younger adventurers in Scouting, and just one year after the new section was established, 30,000 young people had joined.

Today there are over 150,000 Cub Scouts across the UK and in 2016 we will celebrate one hundred years of Cub Scouting. There will be local and national celebrations up and down the country for you and your section to get involved in, including parties, events and activities (check these pages for further updates).

Celebrate in style

To celebrate the Cub Scouts Centenary, we are launching a competition for a young person to design the Cub Scouts Centenary Badge using the badge template, which will be worn by every member throughout the UK during the centenary celebrations.,746

Cub Scouts milestones

  • 1916 – Wolf Cub section starts; Wolf Cub’s handbook published; Wolf Cub display at Caxton Hall, London; Wolf Cub magazine published
  • 1920 – 2,000 Cubs take part in first World Scout Jamboree at Olympia.
  • 1935 – First Wolf Cubs annual.
  • 1966 – Wolf Cubs change their name to Cub Scouts
  • 1968 – Prince Andrew joins Cubs.
  • 1986 – Cub Scouts’ 70th anniversary: Rainbow Year
  • 2001 – New uniform introduced for all sections including Cub Scouts.
  • 2006 – 90th birthday – reintroduced badges: Map Reader, Astronomer and Athletes

Upcoming Events

6:30 pm Jamboree 2019 Launch & 4th July ... @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre
Jamboree 2019 Launch & 4th July ... @ Phasels Wood Activity Centre
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jamboree launch – Beavers & Cubs  Jamboree launch – Leaders Jamboree launch – Scouts & Explorers
7:00 pm Gilwell 24 @ Gilwell Park
Gilwell 24 @ Gilwell Park
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm
The core Gilwell 24 event is a 24 hour long day of activity and challenge running from 09:00 on Saturday straight through until 09:00 Sunday. In addition we will be hosting the warm up pre-event[...]
6:00 pm 1st Apsley Scout Group AGM @ Phasels Wood
1st Apsley Scout Group AGM @ Phasels Wood
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm
AGM is planned for Wednesday 4th July, at Phasels Wood, camp fire circle. The event starts at 6pm and will also include a sausage sizzle, some award presentations & campfire songs.
9:00 am Come to Tolmers (CTT) @ Tolmers Campsite
Come to Tolmers (CTT) @ Tolmers Campsite
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
6:00 pm Explorer Summer Camp @ St Brides, West Wales
Explorer Summer Camp @ St Brides, West Wales
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Activities will include a selection of coastal walking, climbing, Sea kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, beach pioneering & BBQ’S, raft building, bivvying, rock pooling, cycling, coasteering, and visits to Pembroke Castle and Skomer Island.