Congratulations to Cub Scout Jayde, who tonight was awarded her Grey Wolf Award: the highest award attainable by Cubs aged 8-11. She's had to learn new skills, discover her community, help other people and even plan her own adventures to earn this prestigious award.
Less than 10% of Cub Scouts earn the Grey Wolf Award: In order the complete all requirements, young Cubs must become involved in their community and prepare themselves for both adventure and life, with challenges including learning first aid skills, attending intensive practical leadership training with other Cubs and even planning and leading a day hike with minimal adult supervision. It's a program which is designed to give Cubs independence and self-management skills, and recipients often report increased success in school and readiness for teenage years.
Despite her success, Jayde isn't resting on her laurels. Having just turned 11, the young adventurer is looking forward to moving from Cubs to Scouts, where she'll take on bigger challenges designed to give young adults aged 11-15 opportunities to explore their world and choose their own paths. She says she's excited to be taking the next step in her Scouting journey, but that she'll also always remember the lessons learned during her time in Cubs.