Baden Powell, our founder, gives this advice to leaders: “In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.” It is enchanting to see this happening at 2nd Penrith.
I joined Blencathra Cubs one Wednesday, for pancake night. The cubs learnt how make batter and practice their cooking skills, which included learning from their mistakes when the pancakes got burnt! They even had the chance to experiment with different flavour combinations.
It was wonderful to see the Cubs working with other cubs to solve problems (like how to toss a pancake, and catch it in the pan). In that 1 hour of educating themselves, they learnt more than an hour of leaders cooking pancakes for them – and that is what makes so Scouting special.