Scot Scouts visit Dundee Sikh Gurdwara.

Scot Scouts visit Dundee Sikh Gurdwara.

DUNDEE: As part of their World Faiths badge, the Carnoustie Cubs recently visited and toured the Sikh Gurdwara in Dundee, one of the only six Sikh Gurdwaras in Scotland, with the others being in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Cubs were given a talk on the essential elements of Sikhism and shown the care taken and the respect given to their book of scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib.

They learned that the key beliefs of Sikhism of honesty, hard work, keeping God in their hearts and minds, treating everyone with respect and thinking of others were common traits with their own religion.

These characteristics are also reflected in their Cub Scout law and promise.

After a tour around the Gurdwara, the Cubs tried a sweet Punjab treat made from oats and honey before enjoying a more familiar snack of juice, crisps and biscuits!

The Cubs certainly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about a religion other than their own.

The following weekend both packs of Carnoustie Cubs, along with their friends took part in the annual Cub Crombie Challenge 2008 at Crombie Country Park.

Teams of four took part in various activities scattered around the park and competed to win a trophy.

Activities included relay games, an assault course, raft building, pond dipping and a tree identification base run by the Country Park Rangers. This year's event was blessed with glorious weather and all the boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The day concluded with hot dogs and the presentation of the trophy to the winning 'Coolsters' team of Josh Bullock, Jamie Fyfe, Fergus Brand and Jamie Brown.


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