First night back on the water for 2021 for the New Lynn Cubs. With Monday being a public holiday (Waitangi Day), the Monday and Tuesday night Cub packs from the New Lynn Sea Scout Group combined for a night of fun on the water. With around 40 Cubs (aged 8-10years) assisted by the senior scouts it made for an energising evening.
Josefine one of New Lynn’s Senior youth members is at the helm of their RHIB taking new cubs for an explore along the river edge of the Whau, a place New Lynn have been boating since the 1950’s. Josefine as a Scout originally started attending the Cubs section evenings over 2.5 years ago to help out for a term as part of her Chief Scout Award service. But she never stopped helping… one of the strengths of New Lynn is the many youth role models like Josefine whom the younger sections look up to. As a role model it helps the older youth to develop their leadership and communications skills, while the younger members often onboard their knowledge so much easier from the Scouts as opposed to the adult leaders thus accelerating their skill development.