Dyb dyb dyb... Can you help us find Norwich’s oldest cub?
Scout leaders have launched a search to find the movements oldest veteran to help celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Cubs and scouts in days gone by
These Scouts were heading to Sandringham for the Coronation Jamboree. Dated 1953 Photograph c10192
Clubs Members of the 1st Bunwell Troop of Scouts load their kit into a special train which took nearly 400 Boy Scouts from city and county to the Coronation Scout Jamboree at Sandringham Date -- 23 May 1953 Photograph -- c10193
Events -- Clubs Venturer course for scouts Dated -- 2 March 1952 Photograph -- c10250
Events -- Clubs Norwich Scouts (East Division) First Aid Contest Dated -- 17 March 1961 Photograph -- C10254
Events - Clubs Children " Bob-a-Job Week " , three Cub Scouts are earning their " bobs " with a bit of old - fashioned spit and polish while enjoying the sunshine on the lawn at the same time. The youngsters pictured ( from left to right ) are Neville Townsend, aged nine,Paul Cooper, eight and Patrick Rackham, nine all of the 17th Norwich St George's Catholic Pack. Dated April 1968 Photograph C3173 EDP " Down Memory Lane " 7 August 2002
Events -- Clubs Christopher Davis takes a photograph of his pals as Norwich West District Scouts hold their annual camp at Eaton Vale Used in the Evening News "Do You Remember" 21 February 2004, Page 8 Dated -- 25 June 1988 Photograph -- c9056
Children Great Yarmouth boy scouts including Bradwell and Gorleston groups Dated 1965 Plate P8376
They’re asking families to trawl through their photo albums and quiz elderly members to see if they wore the necktie and woggle in their younger days.
Norfolk Scouts also want former cub Leaders to get in touch so that they can also be invited to a Grand Howl on November 25.
County commissioner Nickie Chapman said: “Cubs are 100 years old, so potentially we’re looking at anyone up to the age of 80 or 90.
“They needed to be eight or nine to join, so you could potentially be looking at someone in their 90s.”
Mrs Chapman and assistant county commissioner Tony Milburn have launched a Cubs 100 Challenge, offering boys and girls the chance to earn a special Norfolk County Cub Challenge Badge to celebrate 100 years of scouting.
It is designed as a wolf’s paw print, with each toe worth 25 points, which are awarded once a cub scout completes one of four sections - get active, adventure camping, look around you and down the cub hut. All cubs will also be receiving a 100th Anniversary woggle.
Mrs Chapman said: “Creating programmes that will be exciting and challenging for all Norfolk Cubs has been our main aim and the activities are designed to offer a more taxing and adventurous Cub Scouting experience to both boys and girls.
“Yes, Cub Scouts is not just for boys, it is for girls as well. I find that a lot of parents still just think Cubs and Scouting in general is only for boys, but we have, in Norfolk, sections which have girls outnumbering the boys.
“Cub Scouts is for young people aged eight to 10 and a half and operates all over Norfolk. This Cubs 100 challenge is open to all young people, even if they join next week.”