Cubs 100 - Blackpool Party

On Saturday 6th February, 182 of our Cubs and Leaders ( 3 coaches full) descended on Blackpool Pleasure Beach to join 8000 Cubs from the North West to celebrate the Centenary of Cubs. This was the first major event of our Centenary year and the first time in the Pleasure Beach's history they had closed the park to the Public for a private Party to take place. It was wet and cold but this didn't deter us and loads of fun was had by all. In between zooming round on the rides everyone met in the middle of the park and attempted to break the world record for singing ' If you're happy and you know it....' for a full five minutes. This doesn't sound long but it is when you are doing all the actions! The record was previously set by 1200 people, so we reckon we smashed it with 8000. I'm proud to say that all 10 of our Cub Packs took part in this and Southport was the largest District to attend from Merseyside. In turn, Merseyside's 1170 Cubs was the largest County Contingent to attend this Regional Event. Our thanks go to all the Regional and County organisers for laying this on and to our own leaders for making sure our Cubs could experience and have lots of happy memories from this one time event. To view more pictures, official videos and ITV news reports please go to our Southport District Facebook page. Our next Centenary event is a 4 District trip to the cinema to see Disney's New Jungle Book Movie......can't wait!