Seven Cubs from 16th Rugby (St Matthew’s) Cub Scouts are fundraising to help them go on an adventure of a lifetime in July - all thanks to a member of their pack who used to belong to a Sea Scout Group in Poland.
The Polish group brought six boys and girls to visit last year to join in with the County Camp, celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts in the UK.
They invited their new friends to go to Poland to experience their beautiful country.
The Cubs will be accompanied by an experienced leadership team and parents Tomasz and Karolina Krajewscy to interpret.
Staying for the first day and night in Krakow, they will visit the famous Salt Mines as well as other places of interest, then travel to Zakopane where they will visit the Tatra Mountains, which naturally border Poland and Slovakia.
They will be hiking up the smallest mountain, and taking a large cable car to the summit of the highest mountain where they are hoping to spot some wild bears. The Cubs will also be horse riding, kayaking, visiting a waterpark and trying their skills on a dry ski slope, this is very much an action-packed schedule.
Cub scout leader & Trip organiser Debbie Tavinor said: “This is so exciting for the Cubs, not only will they see their Polish friends again and in doing so will get the opportunity to experience their country.”
The Cubs have already raised just over £400 of their £1,200 target, to pay for all their adventurous activities. They have held a costume disco, a pub quiz, hosted by Carl and Hayley Malin of the Crow Pie Pub, Bilton Road; raffled off a games console donated by Argos and are soon hosting a chocolate bingo night.
Maria Shawley, assistant district commissioner for Cubs in Rugby, said: “This is such an amazing opportunity for these young people to make friends and learn about the world around them. A true Scouting adventure!”
Look out for their slot on the Community Support stand in Rugby’s ASDA store, contact cub leader Debbie Tavinor on 07964 084859 if you can donate a prize, or visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/MountainsAdventure
For more details about getting involved with Scouting visit Scouts.org.uk.