Bronze-winning youngsters from 2nd Chatteris Beavers receive badges from MP Steve Barclay
The end of summer camp marked a special achievement for four members of Chatteris Beavers, who received their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award.
Ethan Rose, Lennon Bodnar, Thomas Barclay and Nathan Case, all aged seven, have completed a series of challenges to achieve the top award for any beaver.
Alongside that Nathan was also celebrating after gaining every single one of the 39 badges a beaver can earn.
Nathan, who took two years to achieve the collection, will be moving up to cubs in September along with Lennon. The other two will be graduating to cubs in December.
Leyna Case, section assistant of 2nd Chatteris Beavers, said the group, which was in danger of folding a few years ago, is now thriving and has a waiting list.
“We have been lucky to find plenty of adult helpers which has ensured the future of the group. We have a waiting list for beavers, cubs is full and the scouts are becoming busier.”
The group enjoyed its annual camp at Barton Croft campsite in Wisbech over the weekend and the parents attended on Sunday morning for the presentation of the badges, which was made by local MP Steve Barclay.
Tents used in the camp were brand new thanks to a donation from Chatteris Rotary Club.
The Chief Scout’s Bronze Award is the first of three top badges achieved by members of the scouting movement.
When the boys join the cubs they will be working towards their Chief Scout’s Silver Award, before moving on to the Gold Award when they are old enough to become scouts.
The top honour is the Queen’s Award and is usually awarded to members of the Explorer Scouts.
To find out more about Chatteris scouts call 07941 069138.