1st St Marys Scout Group cub earns Grey Wolf award

HARD-EARNED: Liam Spinks receives his Grey Wolf award from District Cub Scout leader Melissa Harding. Cubs is for girls and boys aged 8 to 11.

HARD-EARNED: Liam Spinks receives his Grey Wolf award from District Cub Scout leader Melissa Harding. Cubs is for girls and boys aged 8 to 11.

Liam Spinks has followed in his brother’s footsteps by earning Cub Scouts’ most prestigious award.

Liam, 11, was presented with the Grey Wolf award earlier this month, one year since elder brother Jake claimed the same honour.

The 1st St Marys Scout Group cub spent the last 12 months completing a range of activities, from camping to community service, to achieve the award.

Mother and former Girl Guide, Rachelle Spinks, said Liam had shown “commitment and determination” to achieve his award.

“He has worked so hard for this,” she said.

“He’s been hiking, spent so many nights camping, gone rock climbing and even done some community service with a nursing home and for Clean Up Australia Day.

“Liam was very proud.”

Ms Spinks said her sons had learned skills in Cubs that they couldn’t get elsewhere.

She encouraged families considering joining a group to “give it a go”.

“It’s good to prepare them for adult life in a fun way,” she said.

“We thought it would be a great environment for the boys to try. It builds skills and confidence, but also a social network too.

“The group at St Marys is really family friendly, they are all very nice and supportive people.”

1st St Marys Scout Group leader Ken Barnes said the club was looking for new members. Details:    

groupleader@1ststmarys.com. 

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