Building on the fundraising undertaken at last years’ Rossendale District Cub Carol Service, Grey Pack had a visit from Pharmacist Mr Richard Wood, who some Cubs recognised as he is the resident pharmacist at our local Asda store.

Scouts against Malaria is a multi-country initiative to provide mosquito nets for distribution by fellow Scouts in Africa.

Richard, brought models of mosquitoes (that he and his Cub daughter made) to demonstrate how malaria is transmitted as well as how it can be prevented. Our particular nets are being distributed in Uganda, and so part of the presentation included learning about Scouting in this country – which being roughly the same size as the UK is very different in many ways.
The highlight for many of the Cubs was putting up a mosquito net and then in one case seeing how many they can get underneath in one go.

The Cubs had an excellent time learning about this terrible disease and at £2 each how a little money can go a long way.

A massive thank you to Richard for representing his profession admirably and delivering a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


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