For the first time in our 100 year history, Cub Scouts from across the UK came together to participate in a unique, action-packed, sleepover at ZSL London Zoo 'Bed Bugs' to launch the centenary celebrations.

The two-day adventure, on 16th and 17th January, included an overnight stay in the B.U.G. house, allowing Cub Scouts to meet the animals face-to-face and have an exclusive tour of the Zoo by night. In total, 44 Cub Scouts and 22 volunteers representing every nation and region took part.

Swapping the campsite for the habitats of giraffes, meerkats and a host of other animals, the launch began with Cub Scouts getting up close with some of the incredible animals London Zoo has to offer. In the ’B.U.G House’ they played games, told stories and explored the zoo by torchlight during an unforgettable experience and a birthday sleepover to remember.

The party will continued on Sunday morning as the Cubs woke to the sound of the Zoo animals coming to life, before culminating with a visit to penguin beach to see the Humboldt penguins.

Check out the amazing coverage on BBC Breakfast News here and ITV News here.

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