On Saturday 18th June Brighouse and Halifax District Scouts held a Cub and Beaver Sports day at Spring Hall athletics track in Halifax. Over 175 children attended in two hour slots throughout the day in order to gain activity badges. Beaver Scouts, who are celebrating 30 years, gained the Health & Fitness badge and Cub Scouts, who are celebrating Cub100, achieved their Athletics or Athletics Plus badge.
These badges are part of the wider programme which each young person follows during their time in Scouting. The activity badges allow members to demonstrate their progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests. They are usually awarded when the young person has completed a challenging yet achievable set of requirements.
The Deputy Mayor of Calderdale Mrs Geraldine Carter along with her escort supported the event and even entered the Egg and Spoon race where she came second. Commenting on the event she said
The event was exactly what she would like Calderdale Council to support more in the future as these children were having a great time enjoying the outdoors.
This is the first event of this type run as a joint event between the two scouting districts which also had one group from the Pennine Calder represented.
Connor Michaels, Youth Commissioner from Brighouse and Martin Longbottom District Commissioner from Halifax were thrilled at the event and thanked all the leaders who supported the day and look forward to other events that can be run as similar joint events in the future.
Connor Michaels is one of many Youth Commissioners that have been appointed within West Yorkshire over recent months, with the aim to fulfill one of the objectives of the national Scouting for All initiative, ensuring that the county is shaped by young people in partnership with adults.
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