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Do you know the oldest survivng cub scout in Norfolk?

These Scouts were heading to Sandringham for the Coronation Jamboree. Dated  1953  Photograph c10192

These Scouts were heading to Sandringham for the Coronation Jamboree. Dated 1953 Photograph c10192

A call has gone out for Norfolk residents to search through their family photographs, and question their grandparents or even great grandparents for the challenge of the century.

The aim is to find the oldest surviving cub scout or wolf cub in Norfolk, as 2016 sees the cub scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Norfolk Scouts also want former cub leaders to get in touch so they can be invited to a Grand Howl on 25th November 25.

They want to make this an anniversary to remember for the 2,000 cub scouts across the county.

Scouting history goes back to Robert Baden-Powell, a soldier, artist, actor and free-thinker, who was the founder of Scouting in 1907. His first camp on Brownsea Island brought together 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds.

The success of the camp spurred him on to write what would become a classic book of the 20th century, Scouting for Boys.

Today, county commissioner Nickie Chapman, and Tony Milburn, the assistant county commissioner for cubs in Norfolk have launched the Cubs 100 Challenge, offering the chance for boys and girls to earn the Norfolk County Cub Challenge Badge to celebrate 100 years of cub scouting.

The badge is a multi-part badge with an “Achieved” arc. It’s design is a wolf’s paw print. Each toe of the paw print is worth 25 points and is awarded once a cub scout completes one of the four sections: Get Active, Adventure Camping, Look Around You and Down the Cub Hut!

Cub scouts is not just for boys, it is for girls as well, and for young people with disabilities and special needs.

Norfolk Scouts can be contacted on 01603 502246 or email hq@norfolkscouts.org.uk

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