Riverside and Exeter Cubs rising to the Challenge
The Riverside and Exeter Cub packs and their leaders have been
working towards their Commissioner's Challenge Award 2014. To receive this
award the Cubs and Leaders have had to partake in quite a few rigorous
activities involving learning about the Tasmanian Devil and the Devil Facial
Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Every year the Branch Commissioner for Cub Scouts
in Tasmania sets a challenge for the Cubs to get out into the
community and put the OUT in Scouting. 2014 has been no exception with 2014's
Challenge focusing on the environment and in particular Scouts Tasmania's
involvement in the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and Appeal.
To achieve the Commissioners Challenge Badge for
2014 (the design of which is a Tasmanian devil) he set three tasks for the
Cubs to perform:
Participate in 2 special Cub programs
that centre on the Tasmanian devil,
Participate in one of the Additional
Obtain the World Scout Environment
Badge for Cub Scouts
To commence the challenge Rebecca Cuthill, Manager
of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, was delighted to be a guest speaker to
talk to the Cubs about the Tasmanian devil, the disease and to help them
understand what can be done to ensure the survival of the devil in the wild.
Cub leader, David said they "organised an excursion
out to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary at Mole Creek. This was a wonderful
experience for all to learn and come face to face with Tasmanian devils and
other wildlife animals".
The Cubs and leaders will receive their awards
at the end of the year at a special end of year breakup.
& Exeter Cubs at Trowunna Wildlife Park