Saturday, 12 November 2011

Cubs History Walk

The St Andrew Cub Scouts went on a history walk through the town on 2 November accompanied by the Kea pack. They took in the sights and sounds of Main Street on a quiet evening, stopping first at the Union Church where Rev. Judith Day gave them a talk on the history of the church in Otautau.
Peter Campbell with St Andrews Cub Scouts. Photograph © 2011 Kelly Cormack
The pack then headed for the Otautau Museum where retired farmer, Peter Campbell, spoke about the history of Otautau, the Courthouse, and also the museum's current display on old hand tools. The young folks asked good questions and showed keen interest.

St Andrews Cubs take the witness stand AND the bench. Photograph © 2011 Kelly Cormack

Of course, once inside the actual courtroom, standing in the witness box or being behind the judge's bench, are even more fun. Who knows, there may be a budding activist, lawyer or judge amongst the cubs? Although one of the questions that was asked was 'Has there ever been an execution in Otautau?' Let's hope they don't want to set precedence.

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