Ian’s Update June 2015

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Since the Easter holidays, the Beavers have been learning more about safety, this time focussing on how to cross roads and railways safely. Beavers managed to practice their Green Cross code skills across Sandy Lane under the watchful eyes & encouragement of our local PCSOs.

Tree planting 005Beavers have also been busy planting trees in the Scout grounds. They are working in partnership with the Woodland Trust (who supplied us with 210 trees last year), Taverham Woodland volunteers (lending gloves, gardening tools and helping dig holes) and members of the Group Executive (who have been clearing areas for planting). Some of these trees were potted up in March 2014 and went home with Beavers to be looked after… Amazingly half of them have returned- alive and sprouting!

Some of these Beavers have since moved on to Cubs so they were invited to join in with the current Beavers to plant their trees. Grateful thanks to all those who have supported this venture so far.

St George parade (6)On Sunday 26th April, 8 Beavers, 8 Cubs and 1 Young Leader took part in the St George’s Day service in Norwich city, parading with hundreds of other Scouts from the Northern Norwich District. During the service the Beaver Leader (Penny Butler) was presented with her wood badge in front of dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Norwich.

HQ Hire:

We currently have time available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day to hire the HQ for groups/meetings etc.  If you are looking for a regular home in Taverham and would like further details then please get in touch.

Ian Colman – Chairman