Local cub scouts take to the coast for achievement badges

More than 30 cub scouts from the Esperance Scout group rode almost eight kilometres on November 1 in a bid to earn one of the organisation's achievement badges.

Local cub scout leader Carmel Halls said to support the youth members, the organisation provided an opportunity several times a year to gain their badges.

The Esperance Scout group has been operating for more than 100 years, making it one of the oldest scout groups in the state.

Ms Halls said the group, which was run throughout the school year for young people aged between six and 15, promotes healthy, adventurous activity and is always looking for new members.

“For kids that don’t particularly engage in team sports, we provide an opportunity to be still physical and active without perhaps some of the elements they don’t like about team sports,” she said.

“We do a lot of outdoor activities that give kids an opportunity to use their muscles and engage with the other kids.”

Ms Halls encouraged parents to get their children involved and said the skills gained were invaluable.

“[Scouts] opens lots of doors for lots of opportunities and lots of opportunities for parents to also engage with their child as leaders, parent helpers or committee members,” she said.

Ms Halls thanked those involved for their support.

For more, contact gl.esperance@scoutswa.com.au