Wolf cubs are off! Published: 05.05.2017

May 6th marked the beginning of a new Estonia 100 initiative, “Do wolves have puppies or cubs?”, in which youth from nearly 100 youth centres across Estonia will hike along two State Forest Management Centre hiking trails covering more than 1000 km over six months, from May to October of this year. The aim is for the hikers or “wolf cubs” to celebrate Estonia’s centenary with a grand event that will bring young people together and take them out into nature for fresh air and exercise.    

Organisers hope that the hikes will help young people get to know themselves better and also learn how to rely on and be considerate of others. They also hope that it will encourage youth centres to organise more outdoor events for the youth in their communities. Hikers will start out on shorter walks close to home and then venture out further on longer routes once they feel they are ready to do so. All completed hikes will be marked on a virtual map until eventually the entire length of the trails will be covered.
 
The project is still open to anyone who would like to join the initiative. Contact your nearest youth centre or the NGO Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres, an umbrella organisation embracing 154 youth centres throughout the country, for more information.
 
The Estonia 100 celebrations were launched on 16 April of this year and will continue through to February 2020. Follow the completed hikes here (updated regularly), and take a look at the map where all the information on the hikes will be marked.
 
For more information:
Kristi Paas
Project manager
NGO Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres
Mobile: +372 53911611
E-mail: paaskristi@gmail.com
 
Üllar Põld
Project founder 
Saue Youth Centre
Mobile: + 372 51939322
ullar.pold@gmail.com
 
 
 

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