9th National Paxtu 2014
Swallows and Cubs from across the country gathered at the Picarquín Hacienda between 19 and 26 January at the event organized by the Association of Guides and Scouts of Chile. On the occasion, about 3000 children were gathered under the Theme of "Play, Discover and Create."
The Association of Guides and Scouts of Chile organized with complete success its 9th National Paxtu 2014, where Golondrinas (aged 7 to 11 years) and Cubs (ages 7-11 years) met at the Picarquín Hacienda for a new adventure, this time following the theme of "Play, discover and create."
This great event had groups from around the country, including delegations from Arica, Punta Arenas Coyhaique and Easter Island, who camped in 12 subcamps organized for them.
The programme for this event, was organized in 10 modules of specially prepared activities and included topics like: healthy living, environmental stewardship and citizen participation, without forgetting games and different alternatives for artistic expression.
Thus, through the games, our Cub Swallows discovered in meeting others, the richness and diversity of our culture that added to their personal abilities and skills, enabling them to be the creators of a country and a better world.
Throughout the event, attendees had the opportunity to practice diverse sports in the module Sport Clinics, learn more about the recycling and environmental care in 3R and Educational Farm, close to public and private institutions across the world Festum, and discover their talents and interests through the module Express Yourself.
They also accepted individual and team challenges in Adventures with Antú and Mowgli.
After a week at the Picarquín Hacienda Golodrinas and Cubs went with backpacks full of memories, new friendships and learning, with many laughs and stories to share with their groups and thus encourage them to participate in the upcoming events that the AGSCH are preparing for 2015.