1500 Welsh Cubs gather to learn skills for life

By Raspberry Jim,

ScoutsCymru hosted it’s All Wales Cub Fun Day at the Royal Welsh Show Ground this month where 1500 Cubs came together for a day of fun and skills development.

The Cubs, alongside 500 adult volunteers, from across Wales enjoyed activities across four zones designed to encourage them to expand their skill set and work collaboratively with others.

The Adventure Zone activities ranged from high ropes to water games in a bid to get their adrenaline pumping.

The Outdoor Zone saw the Cubs learning how to fire light and cook while the Skills Zone had them taking part in an obstacle course which tested their teamwork and problem solving.

Finally, World Zone allowed the Cubs to experience a range of activities from Origami to Kung Fu inspired from countries around the world.

At the event, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, also launched the Rights Challenge Badge.

This badge aims to inform children and young people of their rights and what the role of The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is. 

The Cubs taking part in the Rights Challenge Badge have been encouraged to lead their own learning. They have been set a list of activities which will result in each Cub being able recall by name a list of children’s rights, as well as knowing who Sally Holland is and the work she does.

Rhian Moore, Chief Commissioner for Wales, said: “Our All Wales Cub Fun Day was a fantastic opportunity for Cubs from across Wales to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun. We can’t thank all of our volunteers enough as the day wouldn’t have been possible without all of their hard work.

“We are extremely proud to have been a part of the launch of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Rights Challenge Badge. The badge encourages the Cubs to learn about their rights and to be aware of the people who are there to protect them which vitally important.”

Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales said, “It’s was a really well organised day and it was so great to be able to talk to children from all over wales in one day. “One child wrote on her kite ‘this is the best day I’ve ever had’ and I really think that is a great endorsement of the fantastic time the children had!”