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Beavers achieve top awards! From across South Ribble!

Date: 22nd Jan 2021 Author: Jon Nutten

The young people aged 6-8 (Beaver Scouts) across the District have been working hard to achieve their badges and top awards since May last year showing real drive, determination, and resilience of our young people, despite their concern about how they can join in Scouts during a global pandemic and is a real credit to the leaders who have adapted to a digital programme and supported our young people each week!

Over 70 Chief Scout Bronze awards have been presented! This is the highest award a Beaver can earn. To earn it, they need to complete all the challenge awards, as well as any four activity badges of their choice (including staged activity badges).

Some of those challenge awards include the World, Outdoor, and teamwork challenge where young people complete an activity to help people in your local community, show that that they are a good friend, work as part of a team and Make something to help animals in the wild.

  • 1st Bamber Bridge Scout Group                       5
  • Brindle St Joseph’s Scout Group                        8
  • 5th Penwortham URC Scout Group                 13
  • 2nd Walton-le-Dale Scout Group                     14
  • Leyland St James Scout Group                          6
  • 1st Longton Scout Group                                   2
  • Brindle St James Scout Group                           5
  • 8th Penwortham (St Teresas) Scout Group    12
  • 1st Farington (St Pauls) Scout Group              3
  • 1st Hoghton (Holy Trinity) Scout Group          2

A parents’ feedback has been very positive with one parent saying: “Thank you for all you do and for giving my child the opportunity to see their friends. I love hearing him laughing and seeing him smiling when he is at Beavers Zoom.”

One of our leaders had this to say: “Our young people have been learning home skills including cooking, gardening, and DIY, and have earned artist, craft, cooking, and gardening badges. We are honoured to be able to present an award on behalf of our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.”

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls