Pack Soup Kitchen for the Haven Night Shelter
Cub Kathryn's Leaping Wolf, Messenger of Peace and early Mandela Day Project.
How do you know when a Cub is an inspirational leader to her peers? When she manages to pull together a team of 15 Cubs and they turn out 40 litres of soup and 7 buttered loaves of bread on a Saturday!
The teamwork in this Pack was incredible. The older Cubs assisted the
younger ones, they took charge of situations which would make many parents very proud. From peeling vegetables, to the chopping and stirring, washing dishes, sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor, to the final filling of the 5 litre containers and delivering these to the Shelter.
Planning started weeks prior, when requests from Akela in her weekly newsletter came through for donations for soup ingredients as well as clothing for this project.
The Soup Project day finally arrived. Peeling and chopping started at 11am on Saturday, 1 June 2019. There was so much positivity in the kitchen, the kids appeared to be having so much fun. They then took turns stirring the pots and while the vegetables evolved into a delicious soup, they buttered 7 loaves of bread and worked on various Interest Badges.
5 hours after chopping began it was time for the soup to cool. The
Cubs patiently waited to ladle 40 litres of soup into 5 litre containers. A few of the Cubs then joined in delivering the soup to the Night Shelter in Kalk Bay. The appreciation shown upon arrival will remain cherished in my memory. Project Successful: we provided a warm meal and some clothing / bedding to those in need.
Well done Kathryn for not only choosing this project but for being an inspiration to us all.