The Cub Scout movement gained plenty of traction in Barrow, to the point where the town's various packs developed a healthy rivalry between each other in a number of different competitions.

By 1988, however, there were concerns over a decline in numbers and scouting knowledge from boys during district events, while two packs were at risk of closing if they didn't find new leaders.

On the bright side, however, five new Beaver colonies for six to eight-year-olds had been set up, giving district commissioner Ron Tuner reason to be optimistic for the future.

He said: "Hopefully these boys will join clubs and then scouts and so build up the depleted troops in the coming years."

The Mail:

By 1994, there were more smiling faces as ten cub scouts were presented with their Adventure Crest awards.

Matthew Hannaway, Stephen Renny and Peter Steele (St Paul's Hawks), Steven Flannery (11th St Aidan's), John Harkins (15th St Luke's), James Gilbert, Gavin Morgan, Richard Hughes and Matthew Bundy (5th St Paul's Hawks) and Richard Pattinson (25th Baptists) received their badges and certificates from district commissioner Chris Hocking.

There was also a 25-year long service award to Mr Hocking's assistant, Linda Kitchin.

The Mail:

The Mail was there to laud the winners, including St Paul's Hawks, who won the Barrow Cubs sports day for the third year running in 1990.

Two years earlier, High Furness held their sports and Gold Arrow Awards day, with the 2nd Ulverston The Oaks team emerging triumphant.

The Mail: