Theresa May joins celebrations to mark centenary of cub scout movement

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A century of the cub scout movement has been celebrated with a weekend camp and a visit from the Home Secretary.

More than 200 cubs from Maidenhead descended on the Walter Davies Scout Camp, in Slough, on Friday to mark the occasion at the Cubs100 Cub Camp.

The youngsters made the most of sunny spells, as well as braving several heavy showers, to enjoy a range of events, including archery, circus skills and zip wires, and an activity based on the famous Royal Tournament Cannon Race, which saw them assemble and fire a water cannon.

They were joined by Maidenhead MP Theresa May, who presented them with a cheque for £750, which she raised at a speaking event in Westminster.

Speaking at the camp, she said: “I wanted to come down and see the centenary camp because it’s such an important anniversary, but it’s also important to see the variety and the fun they all have."

Gill Hill, the assistant district commissioner for Maidenhead Cub Scouts, thanked the Home Secretary for showing her support, as well as praising the more than 100 volunteers who helped organise the event.

"Our aim was to celebrate 100 years of cub scouting and toast another 100 years to come," she added.


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