Football link is just the ticket

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Throughout the year cubs across the world have been celebrating their centenary And as the year nears its end Falkirk district members have two special events to look forward to.

On Saturday December 10, 100 lucky youngsters will be at the Falkirk v Queen of the South tie, courtesy of the club.

With 22 of the children taking on the roles of “Player Escorts” when the teams enter the field prior to kick off.

As part of the Scouting ethos, Cubs will be donating a small item for the Falkirk Foodbank which is also supported by the club.

Along with the foodbank, Falkirk FC also supports a range of charities and groups. It is official charity partner of Stratchcarron Hospice – the club is the first organisation to create a strategic partnership with the Hospice; partner with Falkirk Council to raise awareness of foster care; partner with Alzheimer’s Scotland; partner with Samaritans Falkirk; Tickets for School Initiative; partner with Falkirk Council to Kick Litter Out The Game; partner with SABRE; Tickets for Troops Initiatives; support to Royal British Legion.

Just six days later Cubs are being given a chance to renew their promise.

Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium is being taken over by hundreds of youngsters as they settle down for the night at a camp with a difference.

The overnight stay on Friday, December 16, will see the cubs retake their promise before going on a VIP tour of the aquarium.

There will be snacks and activities before settling down to sleep.

Over at the 27th Bonnybridge, the Cubs lent a hand doing a stint at the foodbank.

The eight 10-and-a half-year-olds were led by group Scout leader Margaret Plank as the work of the organisation was explained.

They then joined the volunteers and helped pack food boxes.

Margaret said: “It was very interesting and the cubs got a lot out of it.

“It is something I’m sure the cubs won’t forget for a long time.”