Lifeboat station tour is highlight for Cubs

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CUBS from Bognor Regis became a lifeboat crew.

The whole pack of 11th Bognor Regis Monday Cub Scouts recently visited the lifeboat station on the banks of the River Arun in Littlehampton.

This gave them the chance to find out more about the lifeboat volunteers’ role in saving lives at sea in all weathers.

They could also appreciate what it is like to sit in one of the lifeboats.

Leader Tony Hurren said: “The Cubs had a great time finding out about the heroic activities of the RNLI and seeing the boats they use. Some even got to dress up.”

The visit came after seven of the pack took part in the Downsman hike organised by West Sussex Scouts.

This was a challenging 14-mile hike along the South Downs Way from Steyning to Ditchling Beacon.

“The hills were very steep but the weather was ideal and the views fantastic.

“They all completed the hike in a respectable time.”

The notable occasions were part of a busy year for the pack.

They have been involved in a lot of activities. These included kayaking, archery, abseiling, simulated caving and grass sledging.

Cub Scouts is for children aged between eight and ten. There are a few spaces in the pack which meets in North Bersted.

Anyone interested in their child joining should contact Mr Hurren on 01243 823446.