Boys and girls aged 5 to 11 who are looking for excitement, fun, and to make new friends are invited to sign up for Cub Scouts this weekend at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi).
Cub Scouts work through a series of “adventures”, earning awards until they’ve succeeded in graduating their year group. The emphasis is on age-appropriate activities which challenge the kids to learn practical skills, develop their self-confidence and leadership, encourage them to help others, and foster the positive values encapsulated in the Scout Law:
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
The registration takes place at noon on Saturday, June 2, but don’t worry if you can’t get to BSB Shunyi then. There’s a second event on August 18, 10am, at International School of Beijing (ISB). Or you contact them via their website, www.beijingcubscouts.com.
Membership is open to all boys and girls, regardless of nationality or school attended, with one important proviso: under Chinese law, the child must hold a foreign (non-Chinese) passport with a valid visa in order to join. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions. You’ll also need evidence of your health insurance, and annual fees of RMB 1,100 (RMB 1,200 at the August event.)
Photos: courtesy of Beijing Cub Scouts