Cubs support the RNLI in 2013

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Cubs support the RNLI in 2013

20 January 2013

This year, the Cub section decided they would like to raise some money for a worthy charity by doing a series of events throughout the year.  During the Autumn Sixers Forum, the older members of the pack unanimously voted to support the RNLI.  A range of activities and events  has been planned for 2013 that will help raise awareness with the young people of our Scout Group of the great work the RNLI does with some new adventures and challenges along the way.

RNLI Badge

Our Cubs started the year by designing badges, incorporating some aspect of the RNLI and Cubs.  Each Cub designed one or two badges before a mass voting crowned Millie winner of the best badge design.  Millie’s badge, depicting the RNLI flag, a life ring and the Cub logo, will now be transformed and made into badges that the Cubs can wear on their uniforms.  These badges will also be presented to the crew of the Rhyl lifeboat station during our visit there in Spring.

Our next event will be a lifesaving session at Avondale swimming pool, conducted by our very own lifeguard team.  The Cubs will learn important life saving skills both in safeguarding themselves and safely rescuing others as well as refreshing the first aid skills learnt in 2012.   I’m sure this will help to give them more of a first hand appreciation of what faces the RNLI volunteers as well as educating them in their own personal safety around water.

This Spring we will be holding a sandcastle competition at Rhyl and a visit to the lifeboat station there.  Other sections in the Group will be joining us on the beach for a day of sandcastle building, sand sculptures and no doubt some very deep holes.  Hopefully, the weather will be kinder to us than last year.  The visit to the lifeboat station will let them see the equipment used by the RNLI and find out much more about the work they do.

Some of the Scouting skills our Cubs will be learning this year will be navigation.  This is in preparation for a fundraising hike in early Autumn where we will hope to raise as much money for the RNLI as possible.

We’ll end our fundraising year by finding out a little more about the important work the RNLI does in supporting other volunteer life guarding services around the world.

If you’d like to help our Cubs with the work they’re doing for the RNLI, please contact a member of our Cub leader team.

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