CUB SCOUTS from Clackmannanshire marked the centenary of the youth organisation with a series of events last year.

The celebrations started late February with a mini football tournament at the Wasps' home, the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa.

Clackmannanshire District Cubs commissioner Lousie Burnett said: “The cubs really enjoyed playing seven-a-side matches and enjoyed a burger or hot dog and juice. Huge thanks to Alex Brown for arranging the use of the park and to Joyce for doing our catering.”

Then at the end of April into May, a pack of 50 were treated to a Legoland trip with Louise explaining: “We arrived at Youlbury Scout Activity, Oxford, at around 3.30am on Saturday morning and if you thought the cubs would sleep late – no, they were up at 5.45 with excitement.”

They spent a day exploring the town, go karting, going on sensory trails and an adventure course before playing some team games and finding buried boxes while geocaching.

Legoland was next the day after with the kids spending time meeting characters from 'Star Wars', learning to drive and getting wet on the numerous water rides in a fun-filled day.

Later that month, 126 cubs attended the Clackmannanshire District Scout Camp at Barrwood in Denny for the celebratory Back to 1916 Cub Camp.

They took part in an eclectic mix of activities including fire lighting, games from the year 1916, an old fashioned challenge to earn the Athlete Badge and much more.

A few weeks later, the organisation's first-ever MG Car Quiz took place, sponsored by the MG Car Club Caledonian Centre.

Winning the event was Clackmannan Cub Pack, who were invited with fellow members to the Bo'ness Speed Hill Climb at Kinneil Estate where they were presented with their cup and watched classic cars race around the track.

Joining other cubs from across the central belt, the Clacks youngsters attended Forth Region's Promise Renewal at the Kelpies on September 1.

This was then followed up by a big birthday party at the Dumyat Centre in Menstrie, with Lousie explaining: “This event was suggested by the cubs themselves, we played traditional birthday party games like pass the parcel and had birthday cupcakes to celebrate.

“We finished this event with a very loud version of 'Happy Birthday'.”

To round the year off, the children gathered at Alloa Tower last month to once again renew their vows.

They recited the oath at 7.16pm to mark the centenary – the time was chosen as it is 19.16 on the 24-hour clock.

The pack then enjoyed hot dogs and an indoor campfire party at Alloa Ludgate Church.

Cub groups were originally created in the UK 100 years ago to provide a programme for boys who were too young to be scouts, but wanted to get involved.

Cubs is now open to girls and boys too with the formula since adopted by other scout movements across the globe.