Charmouth Beavers face extinction

charmouth beaversUNLESS a new leader can be found before the end of July, the Beaver Colony at the 1st Charmouth Scout Group will close.

Kevin Payne, group Scout leader, said: “Closing the colony would be a real shame as we have a really enthusiastic bunch of Beavers who have been working really hard during the lock-down period in response to the weekly challenges they have been set.

“Furthermore, the current leader has offered to mentor any new leader for the autumn term and make available all the programmes she has run over the past three years, together with all the necessary contacts. This will make it far simpler for any new leader to get things up and running.

“A further advantage is that the current assistant leader will stay on to help, and the rest of the group’s leader team will also be on hand to come to meetings.

“In the next stage of our survival plan, we have asked all the young members of the group to design and put up a recruitment poster. I have knocked one up on my PC to give them an idea of what it could look like, but I am sure the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can do a lot better!

“Any adult can be a Beaver leader, they just have to be over 18 – so there is scope for an older teenager looking to do a bit of volunteering and improve their CV, or an active grandparent who loves working with young people.

“We all hope our colony won’t be facing extinction at the end of July, so I invite anyone who wants to know more about what’s involved to contact me.”

You can contact Kevin by calling 07976 534 517 or email

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