Wellingborough Cubs group scoops prize

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A Cub Scout group in Wellingborough has come second in a national competition.

16th Wellingborough Cubs has been named second runner-up in an annual Christmas e-card design competition organised by Chubb Fire & Security UK, in conjunction with The Scout Association.

The competition was open to all Scout, Beaver and Cub groups across the UK as part of Chubb’s ongoing support for The Scout Association and its commitment to promoting fire safety among young people. Chubb received more than 70 entries, with each entrant submitting a design on the theme of “how to make sure you and your family are safe from fire at Christmas”.

In recognition of the 16th Wellingborough Cubs’ entry, Jane Garland from Chubb presented the group with a cheque for £100 to be put towards an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by the whole group. The three winning designs will be used on Chubb’s Christmas e-card that is sent to customers across the UK.

Kim Geeves, the 16th Wellingborough Cubs leader, said: “With so many entries, we’re so proud of the Cubs’ achievement. They all really enjoyed making the cards and Chan, who designed the winning card, as well the rest of Cubs, are delighted.

“Chan has requested we spend the prize money on a camp in the wilderness and we’ll make sure that it is used wisely and everyone can enjoy the reward.”

Marketing communications manager at Chubb, Jane Garland, said that the judges were impressed by the standard of this year’s competition entries. She said: “This is always a popular competition and it is a fun way for the groups to reinforce the important fire safety messages already built into Chubb’s Fire Safety Badge, which Chubb has been supporting for nine years. It is encouraging to see so many young people participating in the badge whilst also demonstrating such creativity.”

Since its launch in 2004, more than 100,000 Scouts have passed the Chubb Fire Safety badge, making it one of the most popular of all Scouting badges.