We would like to thank all Cubs and their parents for their fantastic support in sponsoring their child for the rope jump off, The British Heart Foundation organised a skipping fundraising event to which the Cub section took part in they also supplied us with all the necessary equipment needed for our sponsored event, as a section we practised skipping over a period of six weeks leading up to the sponsored event, The event was held on the 24th February 2014 at the Scout Hut, we had 21 Cubs taking part in all manners of different skipping activities for example relay racing, skipping on the spot, team skipping this was were the leaders swung the rope and as many Cubs as possible jumped in and skipped one team managed to have a total of 5 Cubs all skipping at the same time all using one rope. After the event the Cubs bought in their sponsorship money and after Akela and Baloo counting the money twice we raised a massive £ 593.00 in total. This event also raised some funds for the Scout Group as we were able to retain 20% of the total amount raised.
On the 31st of March 2014 we invited Mrs West from the British Heart Foundation to receive the cheque for their share of the amount raised. She presented the cubs with British Heart Foundation metal medals and thanked them all for the very hard efforts in raising such a huge amount of money. We then presented the cheque and had a few group photos taken.
Akela and Team