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A CUB scout group joined thousands of other youngsters in taking over an adventure park to mark 100 years of the organisation.

The 6th Gosport pack has been taking part in a number of Cubs 100 events throughout the year, marking the movement’s centenary.

On September 24 they visited Chessington World of Adventures for a day of pure fun.

Previous to that, they attending CubJam, a week-long camp at scouting headquarters.

Over the next term the group will be working on their A Million Hands project, to support their local community.

The cubs were transported on an animal adventure at Chessington, Surrey, like no other as they entered the amazing world of more than 1,000 animals.

They loved getting up close with pandas, gorillas, tigers and lions and they explored the sea life centre with delight.

That was all before exploring the 10 themed lands in the park, withmore than 40 rides and attractions.

They made it a truly action-packed day.

Gosport cub Zach Lampard, eight, said: ‘I love being a cub scout. Going on cool trips like this with all my friends is amazing.

‘We get to have fun and complete our fears and I can’t wait for our next trip.’

Lisa Reade is a volunteer leader at the 6th Gosport Cubs.

She said: ‘Being a leader is fantastic. Giving young people experiences that they will never forget and providing them with key skills is a great feeling.

‘It’s lovely to see the cubs mixing with other cubs from across the UK, and seeing they are a part of something bigger.’

Adventurer Bear Grylls is the current chief scout.

He said: ‘I’m so proud to show so many people that scouting is all about fun, friendship and young people having an adventurous time supported by caring proactive leaders.

‘This is also a fantastic way to celebrate the 100th birthday of the cub scouts in style. I really want to thank all the inspiring volunteers and people involved.’