Toti Cubs win tube race

2016-03-02 06:00
Photo: supplied Participating in the first heat of the Cubs Tube Racing (from left) Jayson Butler, Matthew Maree, Danielle Lombaard, Joshua Kruger, Nathan Kruger, and (back) Jose de Paiva and Alan Machado, Cub team managers.

Photo: supplied Participating in the first heat of the Cubs Tube Racing (from left) Jayson Butler, Matthew Maree, Danielle Lombaard, Joshua Kruger, Nathan Kruger, and (back) Jose de Paiva and Alan Machado, Cub team managers.

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FROM 19 to 21 February, the 23rd Highway District Raft Racing weekend was held at Midmar Dam. A total of 681 campers attended from Friday to Sunday, with many coming through on the Sunday for the racing event.

Troops can enter as many Cub and Scout teams as they wish, with up to six in a team. First Amanzimtoti Scouts entered two cub teams. In the first heat of the Cubs tube racing, our first team, consisting of Jayson Butler, Matthew Maree, Danielle Lombaard, Joshua Kruger and Nathan Kruger, won their race.

Our second team of Cubs finished fourth. Unfortunately, they did not qualify for the semi-final round. Our first team won their semi-final heat and then won the final, being crowned “Cub Tube Racing Champions for 2016”.

Our Scouts also entered two teams – one junior team and one senior team. Our junior team finished fourth in their heat, a good effort as it was the first time all six members raced on a raft, some having moved up from Cubs in the latter part of the 2015, and some new Scout members joining our troop.

Our senior team finished second in their heat and qualified for the semi-finals. However, their raft did not hold up well and they had to withdraw from further racing. It was a huge disappointment as First Amanzimtoti Scouts had never qualified for the semi-final round before.

Joining a Troop and becoming a Scout or a Cub will change your child forever. They learn to become independent, with many new skills being learnt and achieving badges for these skills, which they wear proudly on their Scout or Cub sleeves. This gives them a sense of pride for what they have achieved and learnt. Scouts and Cubs also have a code of honour they strive to achieve and live by, and even get involved in community projects. - Supplied.

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