Warkworth Cubs and Scouts will farewell two leaders, Mark Lee and Jackie Niccols, at a function at the Scout Den on Friday November 10.
Mark and his wife Kim were instrumental in re-starting cubs in Warkworth 11 years ago, after the group had been in recess for about four years. Jackie started as group treasurer and then became a leader eight years ago.
Mark says he feels he has achieved what he wanted to achieve for the group and it is time to pass it on to other leaders. He will continue as a committee member.
“One of the highlights for me was taking our first group to Jamboree,” he says. “I’d never been to a Jamboree when I was a cub or scout so it was a first for me, too. Just seeing the kids faces was fantastic.”
Mark says the scouting movement is a great organisation for young boys and girls.
“It gives them a grounding in basic skills and there’s nothing like being in the outdoors with your mates, putting up a tent, lighting a bonfire and going on an adventure.”
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