Scouts take part in Annual Camp

It is a fact that the wolf is able to adapt to a variety of surroundings and as long as they can find food and have a large habitat to move around in they do very well.

They are known to live in regions that include mountains, plains, deserts, grasslands and even some urban areas.

That description of the wolf can also be used to describe Wolf Cubs in Scouting.

New Shildon All Saints Scouts offer traditional scouting as envisaged by Lord Baden-Powell; map reading, tracking, hiking, camping, woodcraft and a wide variety of other skills.

Learning new skills helps scouts grow as young people, working as both individuals and as part of a team, and equips them with the ability to adapt and feel at home in a variety of surroundings and different types of terrain – just like the wolf.

So it comes as no surprise to find Wolf Cub packs hiking in Northumberland, one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in England.

Cub Master, Andrew Bowman said: “In traditional scouting, our programme is as it was then, except for an intergrated approach, with scouting open to all children, boys and girls; Beavers from the age of 5 to 8, Wolf Cubs 8 to 11, then Scouts from 11.

“With scouting being the largest worldwide uniformed youth organisation, groups regularly come together at hikes, camps and other joint activities, which is brilliant.

“Children (and leaders) get to build friendships with others from across the UK, Europe and much, much farther away.

“In fact our Wolf Cubs have just returned from Humshaugh near Hexham where our Annual Camp was held this year.

“Humshaugh was where the first official Scout camp was held in 1908.”


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