Sonny, age 9, joined the Cubs and learnt so much about himself. He gained a level of confidence that every parent wishes for their child. He was always a shy boy and rarely jumped into activities or raised his hand to get picked, but all that changed when he joined the Cubs.

"Scouting’s helped me because when I wasn’t in Scouts I used to always be around my mum. I would never leave her side. It changed when I was eight and went on my first camp. I got used to staying away from my Mum and my Dad.

"I’ve made loads of new friends and meet more nice people every time I go on camp. When we go on camps, my friends look after me.

Scouting helped me grow confidence.

I think Scouting is good because it teaches you to help other people - and elderly people, people in hospitals or disabled people might need help.


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I like the activities we do, especially rock climbing and archery. You don’t have to be strong or big to do archery because you can lean it on a board. We also went to the Olympics to watch volleyball.

I’ve done loads of other stuff with Cubs, like litter-picking and helping the elderly. Some weekends we go see the older people and cook them meals and do little quizzes for them. They are all alone in their house, so when they come to the church to see us they get the chance to be with other people and have a nice meal. They get shocked because people don’t usually help them. They think that because we’re young it’s strange of us to help them.

Scouting is really fun and I like being able to help people.

When I’m there, I’m happy because I’m with my friends. I’d like loads of people to join Scouting because it could help them learn about stuff – like helping others'.

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