120 Cubs and Scouts learn about outdoor learning


Youth participated in nature trails, learned how to prepare wood pigeon as durable meat, airgun shooting and safety, and bushcraft on a Scouts and Cubs day.

It took place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough and organized by Kids Country and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Curtis Mossop, Head of Courses at BASC, said: “This was an event we’ve been planning for some time now and I’m really pleased with its success – the feedback has been great. “Providing nearly 120 Cubs and Scouts with hands-on, engaging and educational activities has been a true team effort, but it’s another example of the great collaborative partnerships BASC is involved in that benefits young people.

“It was heartwarming to see so many young people with a genuine thirst for knowledge and a passion for the campaign participating and having fun. We designed a range of bespoke activities, all centered around the Scout’s rewards and badges, which helped to contextualize the experience. »

Sandra Lauridsen is education manager for Kids Country, the not-for-profit education arm of the East of England Agricultural Society. She says: “It’s great to be back doing face-to-face events at the Showground – for kids, nothing beats that kind of learning, feeling with your hands and seeing with your own eyes, as well as talking to farmers. who grow food for us.

Photos: Matt Kidd, Kingfisher Content


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