Katanning Cub Scouts learn new leadership skills at district training course

Sarah MakseGreat Southern Herald
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Cub Scouts from Esperance, Katanning, Albany, Denmark, Plantagenet and WA Lones Scouts at Kobeelya.
Camera IconCub Scouts from Esperance, Katanning, Albany, Denmark, Plantagenet and WA Lones Scouts at Kobeelya. Credit: Ella Maessepp/Great Southern Herald

Katanning played host to 29 country Cub Scouts at the weekend for the region’s first district leadership course.

Cub Scouts aged 8-10 descended on Kobeelya from Esperance, Albany, Denmark, Plantagenet and remote WA Lones Scouts to learn the skills to take on leadership roles within their groups.

First Katanning Cub Scouts Harrison Woithe, Daniel Harris, Mia Hobbs, Mereki Hannan, Tom Dennis, Jonah Stade and Zavier Potter.
Camera IconFirst Katanning Cub Scouts Harrison Woithe, Daniel Harris, Mia Hobbs, Mereki Hannan, Tom Dennis, Jonah Stade and Zavier Potter. Credit: Ella Maesepp/Great Southern Herald

Katanning Cub Scout leader and course co-ordinator Ella Maesepp said the country-based course was a huge success thanks to the help of volunteers from the six visiting scout groups.

“They participated in activities like understanding the roles of patrol leaders, dealing with bullying and participating in unit councils, as well as lots of hands-on activities on leadership and teamwork, such as putting up a tent while blindfolded,” she said.

“Many new friendships were made and the Cubs are all looking forward to returning to their home Scout groups and applying their new skills.”

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