Scouts on the lookout for new Ararat Cubs

ARARAT - One of Ararat's newest Cub Scouts has been invested into the pack.

Young Ava was presented with her certificate, a Scout record and other material at a special ceremony recently.

The Cubs are a group of children between the ages of seven and a half and 10 and a half that meet Tuesday's from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Ararat Scout Hall.

Cubs is for both boys and girls and on top of meeting once a week they take part in outdoor excursions as well.

Some of the activities that Cubs get up to include adventure camps all over the state, like Cuboree, with over 2500 other Cubs.

The Ararat Cubs have been fundraising to make participation in the next Cuboree possible.

Cubs of Ararat is always looking for new members and will start meeting again on Tuesday, February 4. Interested youngsters can choose to take part in a six week trial.

Organiser Belinda Graham said it gives children the chance to play fun games, learn new activities and crafts and make new friends.

She said each individual gets their very own record book so they can keep track of what they have done, this goes towards earning them badges.

"It is a great thing for young people to be involved in. They get to keep track of what they have done with their own record book and this helps them to achieve badges," she said.

"It isn't just inside, we do a lot of outside activities as well."

There is also plenty of interaction with many of the other groups of Scouts including the younger Joeys (6-7yrs) and older Scouts (10-14), Venturers (14-17yrs), Rovers (18-25yrs) and Leaders (18 and over).

For more information contact Belinda Graham 0400 514 582 or like the 'Ararat 2nd cub/scouts' page on Facebook for weekly updates.

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