IN the first investiture in over a year, the 1st Lym Valley Scout Group welcomed 14 new Beavers, as it continues to resume face-to-face Scouting.
As a result of not being able to meet face-to-face for a while and with many of the Beavers moving onto Cubs, a large proportion of the current Beaver Colony are new to Scouting.
“Investitures are really important in Scouting,” said Beaver leader Karen Yelland.
“It’s the moment when they become part of the group, and part of the worldwide family of Scouting – it’s also really exciting for them because they get their badges as well!”
As part of the investiture, the new Beavers make their promise, and receive their neckerchief, badges and a certificate.
Fellow Beaver leader Heidi Merrett said: “It was a wonderful evening with the sun shining, after the awful weather we’ve been having recently.
“It was great to have the investiture outside – all socially distanced and with parents watching.”
It’s proving to be a busy term for the Beavers at 1st Lym Valley, based in Uplyme. Grass sledging, rafting, indoor archery, local knowledge and a campfire just some of the activities the Beavers are up to this term.
The skills for life that the Scout group offer continue to be very popular, with the group reporting “unprecedented” demand for places and as a result the group has a waiting list for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.