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Cubs are 'Navy Fit'

31 March 2016
There is only one fit and that’s ‘Navy Fit’ as Cub Scouts enlist the help of the Royal Navy in an attempt to achieve their Athletics Activity Badges.

Cub Scouts aged eight to eleven years old from Wessex Scout Group, Ilchester Mead made two visits to the gym at RNAS Yeovilton and under the careful and expert tuition of Navy Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) began ticking off the list of activities attained.

The badge covers a wide range of physical skills such as throwing, running and jumping but also places great store on ‘Teamwork’ .

The RN PTI’s carefully demonstrated and guided the children through over 15 activities while keeping a watchful eye and ensuring their safety at all times especially when attempting a Fosbury Flop!

The visit was fantastic; you only have to see their smiling faces to see how much the Cubs enjoyed their time with the PTI’s

Assistant Cub Scout Leader Lara Citrine–Booth

The primary purpose of the Royal Navy School of Physical Training (RNSPT) is to select and train Royal Navy personnel as Physical Trainers, so that they are able to advise, support and provide opportunities for physical fitness, Sport, Recreation and Adventurous Training at all levels within the Service.

Assistant Cub Scout Leader Lara Citrine–Booth said after their second and final visit, “The visit was fantastic; you only have to see their smiling faces to see how much the Cubs enjoyed their time with the PTI’s. 

"We can not thank the Royal Navy PTI’s here at Yeovilton enough for the time and effort they put into these evenings, it has made all the difference. They have been set a very good example.

"All the children achieved their Athlete’s badge and we are just waiting on a few more Fitness and Health Diaries to be handed in and they will all have also completed their Athletes Plus badge. 

"A few have also completed their Fitness Challenge Badge. Thank you for your help at Yeovilton”

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