HONOURED: Grafton Cub Scout Adrion receiving his Grey Wolf award.
HONOURED: Grafton Cub Scout Adrion receiving his Grey Wolf award. Suzanne Day

Hard work earns Cub the Grey Wolf

GRAFTON Cub Scout Adrion has earned the Cubs' highest award, the Grey Wolf.

The prestigious award follows months of hard work from Adrion, who had to complete a number of stages in order to qualify for the award.

Scout leader Sue Day said she was proud to see Adrion rise to the challenge of the award.

"When the Cubs put in the effort for that award it's great to see, it's as high as they can go," she said.

"Adrion has worked very hard in his three years as a Cub."

Ms Day said the Grey Wolf award was special as there were a lot of different activities and lead-up badges that a Cub has to pass in order to qualify.

"It takes quite a bit of time and dedication and commitment to get the award, so it's really hard work," she said.

The biggest challenge of the award is organising a hike for the group.

"They have to work out where they want to go, and what the dangers are and fill out a risk assessment for the whole thing," Ms Day said.

"We went out to Minnie Water with a number of the Cubs and one Scout helper and some parents even tagged along."

Adrion also had to make a resource for the group, which was a Where's Wally?-style book, based on the Disney classic The Jungle Book.

The Grey Wolf award was issued from Sydney, with the regional commissioner travelling from Kempsey to present the award to Adrion.

Three more Cubs are now working on earning their Grey Wolf award, which Ms Day said was good to see.



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