7th Preston Beaver Scouts take part in the first UK Beaver Scout Damboree
A Beaver Scout group in Preston was one of the first groups in the UK to take part in the first UK Beaver Scout Damboree at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre.
7th Preston Beaver Scouts enjoyed the weekend event, which was aimed at encouraging Beaver Leaders to gain their Campsite Nights Away Permit and to promote the fact Beavers in the UK are allowed to camp. Lydia Burford, Beaver Scout leader, said: “The Beavers had a great time, playing, together, fire lighting, hiking and the opportunity to spend a weekend under canvas. We also spelt out Damboree with natural materials and a walk up to Beacon Fell. They also learnt lots about Beavers in the wild. We had great fun.”Dimal Patel, County Cub Scout Leader for West Lancashire and Assistant Cub Scout Leader at 7th Preston Scout Group, said: “I’m so proud our Beaver Leaders are giving the youngsters the first ever opportunity in life to spend a weekend away under canvas with peers of the same age, building on confidence and teamwork as they prepare for more adventurous activities when they move up to us within the Cub section. The 15 Beavers are among more than 10,000 other Beavers across the UK who throughout the year will be spending the night under the stars.”