Cubbing gives children the opportunity to learn new skills and try new things. We spoke to Gia Jenica Gounden (10) from Shallcross Cub Pack in KwaZulu-Natal about camping, cleaning up rivers and talking on radio.
SSA: Why is Cubbing so much fun?
Cubbing is fun because there is always something new to do and to learn.
SSA: What was your best experience with Cubs?
My best experience was the river clean-up at the Stainbank Nature Reserve.
SSA: What is the weirdest thing you ate outdoors?
The weirdest thing I ate outdoors was food off a banana leaf.
SSA: What was the toughest challenge at Cubs?
The toughest challenge at Cubs was speaking on radio for my Leaping Wolf challenge.
SSA: What was the most amazing place you visited with Cubs?
The Botanical Gardens and the train ride from Durban to Scottburgh beach were the most amazing places.
SSA: Can you name a few things you have learnt by being a Cub?
I have learnt to tie different knots, how to make a conservation stove, I have also learned about trail signs and how to make a camp fire following the safety rules.
SSA: What things have you done with Cubs to help people in your community?
During Mandela month we knitted scarves for the Children’s Home.
SSA: What did you teach your mum that you learned at Cubs?
I taught my mum how to knit a scarf.
SSA: What makes a good Akela?
An Akela teaches in a fun way and helps when we are confused.
SSA: Why is your Akela special?
My Akela is special because she understands us!
Cubbing Rocks because … there’s always a new adventure!
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