Mud pud­dles and colour fights for kids

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

IT MIGHT have been an action-packed four days of ac­tiv­i­ties and mak­ing things, but the high­light of the 2018 Cu­boree for Ben Tun­ley was def­i­nitely get­ting cov­ered in mud.

Like many 11-year-old boys, Ben loves to throw him­self in the odd mud pud­dle and there was no short­age of op­por­tu­ni­ties at the Scouts Queens­land bi­en­nial hol­i­day camp.

This year’s event was held in Mary­bor­ough and Ben was among eight boys and girls from the Dalby-Yum­borra Cub Scouts who en­joyed the school hol­i­day ad­ven­ture.

And de­spite a huge range of events in­clud­ing whale watch­ing, rock climb­ing, dis­cos and craft ac­tiv­i­ties, the best mem­o­ries for Ben were def­i­nitely a muddy Aussie rules state of ori­gin match against Scouts from New South Wales and a colour pow­der fight that left the group filthy but elated.

Cub Scouts have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend one Cu­boree be­fore mov­ing on to the Scouts Jamboree for older kids, but Ben said he would love to go back and help out down the track.

“It’s for ages 9-11 and I just got in,” Ben said.

“You are al­lowed to go back as a helper though, so hope­fully I will do that if I can.”

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

ACTION-PACKED: Ex­cited to take part in Cu­boree are (from left) Han­nah El­liott, Paige Crowther, Enya Moody, Michael Perry, Fabian Perry (Baloo - Leader), Noah Day, Beau Gesler, Ben Tun­ley and Kee­gan Ruhle.

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