We have recently seen the investiture of two new Cub leaders. Matt Allen and Fiona Madigan have joined Lois and Melanie in leading activities for our 8-10 year old Cub Scouts. They have 12 months to complete basic core training and sectional techniques training, all under supervision of a personal learning advisor.
Matt Allen – Keneu
Why have you decided to become a leader? Originally I became a Scout leader as my eldest son, Fraser, wanted to join to hang out with his mates. After a short stint in Scouts, I was asked to consider Cubs as my younger son, Lincoln, wanted to join and they were in need of some more leaders, specifically their first male leader.
What has been your involvement with the scouting movement to date? Scouts is all new to our family, I was part of Boy’s Brigade growing up but am really happy to be involved further now, and the boys love it too.
What is your leader name and why did you choose it? My leader name is Keneu, Great War Eagle. I thought it sounded cool!
Anything else that you care to share? The two parts of Scouts and Cubs I love are the leadership aspect, and the fact that our troop gets out of the city and into the bush quite often, something I think that a lot of kids could benefit from.
Fiona Madigan – Bagheera
Why have you decided to become a leader? I have always enjoyed getting outdoors and doing things with my hands. When my daughter Roisin got involved with 5th Brunswick I was hooked! I’m also learning a lot about survival in Australia and really enjoying meeting people in my community.
What has been your involvement with the scouting movement to date? I have been a registered parent helper with cubs for 18 months or so, helping out with working bees, program nights, day trips, hikes and camps.
What is your leader name and why did you choose it? Bagheera chose me. The cubs insisted I took that name. I only hope I am doing the name proud.
Anything else that you care to share? Go the mighty 5th!!!!
Fiona and Matt join with other group leaders at their investiture.
We thank Matt and Fiona for taking up the challenge and commitment of this role and hope that they find it rewarding.