On Saturday afternoon we took the 9th Benoni Cub Scouts to visit Kids Haven. Kids Haven is a home that shelters street children as well as those abandoned by their parents as well as children who have lost parents as a result of HIV/Aids.
I placed this photo first as I think it is just a joy to see how happy children can be - no matter what the circumstance.
We started off with a few games of "getting to know you" and then went into a few other run-around games.
If the whistle is blown 3 times - kids must group in threes..... and so on.
We then lined everyone up so that we could put them into 3 groups for bases.
They came up with
* Best of the Best
* The Wild Ones
* The Happy Cubs
These are made out of recyled items.
Inner from a toilet roll
4 x bottle tops
The next base they had to make a tube into which a ping-pong ball was placed. They then had to hit a coloured paper plate on the wall.
Those who hit it 5 times, received a reward.
The 3rd base was a fun 'rounders' game where the kids got to hit the ball with any item handed to them. So it could be a bat, a tin, a broom, a hat, a t-sqaure. This is really fun and not all that easy to hit a ball with a strange object!
Racing their home-made cars!
Just watch them go!
Thanks to all the parents who so generously donated Easter Eggs, cold drinks and chips.
Kids Haven has 6 homes and house approximately 90 children in the Village.