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An investment – Fjord is officially a member of cub scouts

A real life investment

On Friday Fjord was invested as a cub.  Invested is the most fitting term for this induction to the scouting life.  Being a cub scout is an investment which will pay life long dividends, its value immeasurable.  Today children grow up in a ME first world.  At cubs they learn team work and promise to do good for others.  Outward focus is where growth is found.

Practical lessons such as first-aid, knots, and how to light a fire are learned in a fun environment.  Fjord came home from his first visit so excited to have made a compass.  Hikes, camp outs and other outings are opportunities to interact with nature and peers.  These days girls can do brownies or cubs from the age of 7.

I love everything about cubs and feel that being a cub scout will play and integral part in forming strong inner foundations in my sons life.  Look at the promises, laws and mottos set out.  They are in a nutshell the values which I want for my child.  Imagine the world we could live in if all followed these principles.

Cub Promise

I promise to do my best,
To do my duty to God and my country,
To keep the Law of the Wolf Cub pack,
And to do a good turn to somebody every day.

Cub Law

The Cub gives in to the Old Wolf,
The Cub does not give in to himself.

Cub Motto

Do your Best

Scout Promise

On my honour I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God, and my country,
To help other people at all times,
To obey the Scout Law.

Scout Law

1. A Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
4. A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
5. A Scout is courteous.
6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
7. A Scout obeys orders.
8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
9. A Scout is thrifty.
10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Rover Motto

Be of Service

Boksburg 2nd cubs in Farrar Park celebrated 100 years last year, that’s pretty special.  If you would like your son or daughter to join cubs or scouts in South Africa, e-mail info@scouts.org.za  They also have a website and facebook page.

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4 comments

  1. Congratulations SUla. YOu have done the very best thing for your son. An investment indeed. Both our sons became Springbok scouts and are now capable, responsible men who can cope in most situations.
    Our one son said. “Scouting does not teach you anything, it gives you the opportunity to learn.” We are very proud of them both. You will be too. Parental encouragement is also very important and Fjord is going to get that. Well done.

  2. Congratulations! My boys have also started Cubs and are loving it! James is trying hard to learn the Cub Promise so that he can also be invested. I love that there’s so much for them to learn and do, and the good, old-fashioned, common-sense values and manners that Scouts develop.
    Will we be seeing you at Arrowe Park this weekend?

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