Tamworth, Moree and Inverell cub scouts meet NSW Governor at Cuboree

REPRESENTING REGION: More than 30 youngsters from Tamworth, Moree and Inverell took part in the tri-annual NSW Cuboree in Appin, south of Sydney last week. Photo: Supplied

REPRESENTING REGION: More than 30 youngsters from Tamworth, Moree and Inverell took part in the tri-annual NSW Cuboree in Appin, south of Sydney last week. Photo: Supplied

OUR local cub scouts have some theories about what may have caused a recent earthquake which shook the town of Appin.

SPECIAL VISIT: NSW governor and chief scout, David Hurley, met with some lucky North West region cub scouts at the NSW Cuboree last week. Photo: Supplied

SPECIAL VISIT: NSW governor and chief scout, David Hurley, met with some lucky North West region cub scouts at the NSW Cuboree last week. Photo: Supplied

The small town, south of Sydney, was shaken by a magniude 3.9 earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday morning, just after the arrival of 6000 NSW Cub Scouts for the 2017 Cuboree at Cataract Scout Park.

There were 36 cubs from the North West at Appin, but region commissioner Chris McCurley said the youngsters didn’t feel the quake at all.

“There was a few jokes floating around that it was just a leader snoring, or some cubs fell out of bed,” she said.

“We had 6000 cubs singing and dancing at the opening and closing ceremonies… maybe that attributed to it.”

It was a fun-filled five-day camp for the kids, who were paid a surprise visit by NSW governor and chief scout David Hurley.

Tamworth Oxley group cub scout Daniel Moore was chosen to escort the governor and his wife Linda Hurley through the campsites.