22 December 2016

Cubs Centenary Celebrations

The Cubs worldwide celebrated their centenary on 16 December 2016.

Brightwell cum Sotwell has a wonderful pack of cubs and they all wanted to celebrate with a party and something to mark this momentous milestone.

As with the Mulberry tree planted in the village to mark the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which was also donated by the Orchard Group, the idea of a Cubs Centenary tree was another great opportunity to plant something for the future.

Paul Chilton, our fruit tree expert, made a presentation to the cubs earlier this autumn, talking all about the particular trees which would grow well on the recreation ground next to the Scout Hut.  He suggested 8 different types and the cubs chose two hollies (one male and one female so there would be berries for the birds), a sweet chestnut and one silver birch.

In years to come, whether some of these cubs live in the village or return for a visit, they will be able to remember planting these three trees as young boys and girls.