Norfolk cubs meet their big daddy bear

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Cub Scouts from Norfolk joined more than 1,200 Cub Scouts to celebrate a Centenary of Adventure.

Gilwell Park was the venue for the big event – and Chief Scout Bear Grylls was there to kick off CubJam. The event was the biggest Cub Scout camp in 10 years.

The theme for the week-long camp is the Wild West. Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to try their hand at caving, archery, bungee running, zorbing and motor racing, as well as take part a variety of traditional camp-based activities.

Bear Grylls flew into Gilwell Park by helicopter to meet some of the Cub Scouts before taking off to visit six further locations across the UK.

The event was part of Cubs 100 – a year-long programme of events in celebration of the Cubs’ centenary year in 2016.

Nolan, 9, a Cub Scout from King’s Lynn, said: “Zorbing was really good at CubJam and I loved making the LEGO cake. I can’t wait to do the laser tag!

“I even got Bear Grylls’ autograph.”