Cub Scout meets challenge with Olympic success.
Scouting today is all about getting involved in the community and being part of one big adventure so taking on a challenge is all ways a favourite with young people, but when the Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs in North Devon Judy Smith set down there latest challenge no one expected young cub Scout Nathan Ware to reach the heights he managed to obtain by visiting nearly every Olympic location around London.
The challenge laid down over the summer holidays was to see where their cubs went over the summer holidays and to obtain pictures of where they managed to reach wearing their Group Scarves and although the challenge is still running until the 17th of the month, leaders were stunned when they received Nathans entry earlier this week and thought it worthy of an early mention.
Nathan like many people was lucky enough to visit the Olympic Stadium in London and managed to obtain some stunning photos of his adventure whilst helping to promote scouting in the process, obtaining pictures of his cub Necker around Wenlock and Jessica Ellis as well as at the Stadium, Aquatic Centre and the Hockey pitch and even up the impressive orbit tower.
Clare Young Cub Scout Leader with 50th North Devon said “In our group we have over 24 cubs made up of boys and girls and one of the big rewards of being a volunteer leader is seeing some of the amazing things our young people get up to. So when we set the challenge we expected the odd photo of families sat on the beach or perhaps like many of us this summer watching the Olympics on TV, but never realised that Nathan was in the thick of the action. “
Nathan who has been taking part in scouting for over 4 years when he started as a Beaver aged just 6 yrs said “Being part of the Olympics was breath taking, we saw so many famous athletes and it was amazing to watch, it has definitely inspired me now to try even harder at the things I do”
Judy Smith said finally “I am hoping that when the rest of the entries come in, we find even more inspirational stories and can’t wait to find out what amazing adventures our cubs have managed to get up to this year, it would be great if we could find another cub who might have managed to watch some of the Paralympics as well, perhaps meeting David Wier or Ellie Simmonds as well”
I hope to see you all throughout the year at county events