Newbigging Cubs restart - but still have no leader

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THE CUB Pack of the 53rd Angus (1st Newbigging) Scout Group has officially reopened after being closed due to lack of leaders.

The latest intake of two girls and two boys are sharing their weekly meeting with the scouts until there are enough boys and girls to warrant a separate cub time.

There is still no new cub leader but duties are being covered by the Scout Leaders and the group is still trying to find that elusive someone to take on the role of cub leader.

Cubs are open to boys and girls aged eight to 10 years and are currently meeting on Thursday evenings.

The scout troop has started back after the busy summer period camping with Danish Scouts from Arden who visited Scotland for two weeks in July. The fortnight included camping in Edinburgh, Aviemore, Monifieth, Monikie and at Loch An Eilean.

The scouts climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis, walked a section of the East Highland Way, and visited The Scottish Parliament, the Highland Folk Museum, Broughty Castle and The National Museum of Scotland.

Hard work has paid off for Newbigging Scout Troop member Ryan Gibson from Monifieth who was presented with his Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

The award is the highest recognition in scouting for the 10 to 14 years age group. To gain the award, scouts have to show skills in scoutcraft, camping and leadership as well as having completed eight challenges.

The Camus Explorer Scout Unit held a ‘First and last’ camp at Monikie at the weekend .

It was a first camp for new recruits who had recently moved up to Explorer Scouts from their Scout Troops and it was the last camp for Explorer Scout Jasmin Cheyne who is moving up to Scout Network.

The unit has spaces for boys and girls aged 14 to 17 years and meet in Carnoustie Scout Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9 p.m.