Good Akelas are willing to spend their personal time with us

In South Africa we are celebrating 100 years of Cubbing, We spoke to Sihle Mathebula (10) from 1st Table View Cub Pack in the Western Cape about his journey!

sinleSSA: Why is Cubbing so much fun?
Cubbing is so much fun because I get to go on camps, I learn a lot, I can play with my friends and we do fun activities.

SSA: What was your best experience with Cubs?
The best experience was going out on trips like camping and hiking.

SSA: What is the weirdest thing you ate outdoors?
The weirdest thing I have eaten outdoors were Kebabs I made by myself.

SSA: What was the toughest challenge at Cubs?
My toughest challenge was when I had to do my leaping wolf badge. That was a tough one!

SSA: What was the most amazing place you visited with Cubs?
The most amazing place was when we went to the Castle of Good Hope with the Cubs.

SSA: Can you name a few things you have learnt by being a Cub?
I learnt discipline, how to tie knots, how to make a shelter and make a mini stove using tin and wire.

SSA: What things have you done with Cubs to help people in your community?
We cleaned the environment by picking up litter at the beach and we planted crops.

SSA: What did you teach your mum that you learned at Cubs?
I taught my mum how to tie knots and how to make a buddy burner.

SSA: What makes a good Akela?
A good Akela is someone who is willing to care about others and looks after them. A good Akela also teaches children and is someone who is willing to spend their personal time with us.

SSA: Why is your Akela special?
My Akela is special because she is helpful, kind, caring, loving and fun.

Cubbing Rocks because … I get to make new friends, go on camps and trips and we do fun activities.

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