Scot Scouts Visit Sikh Gurdwara

July 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

As part of their World Faiths badge, the Carnoustie Cubs recently visited and toured the Sikh Gurdwara in Dundee, one of the only six Sikh Gurdwaras in Scotland, with the others being in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Cubs were given a talk on the essential elements of Sikhism and shown the care taken and the respect given to their book of scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib.

They learned that the key beliefs of Sikhism of honesty, hard work, keeping God in their hearts and minds, treating everyone with respect and thinking of others were common traits with their own religion.

These characteristics are also reflected in their Cub Scout law and promise.

After a tour around the Gurdwara, the Cubs tried a sweet Punjab treat made from oats and honey before enjoying a more familiar snack of juice, crisps and biscuits!

The Cubs certainly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about a religion other than their own.