BEAVER Scouts and Cub Scouts in Redditch were treated to a visit from Bertie The Beaver at their annual awards evening.
More than 60 Beavers and Cubs along with their proud parents packed out Redditch Town Hall to receive their Chief Scout Bronze or Silver awards, the highest achievable for each section.
During the evening, the Beaver Scouts were also treated to a visit by Flying Officer Cieron Scrivens, a former member of 11th Redditch Scout Group, who is now a serving officer in the RAF.
Cieron explained how the skills he learnt in the Scout movement have helped him in his RAF career: “Throughout my training, I know that the skills I developed during my progression through the Scouting movement, were invaluable in enabling my completion for Initial Officer Training and my current Air Traffic Controller course.”
Lesley Spencer, District Beaver Scout Leader, said: “The young people have all worked really hard to achieve their awards and have had great fun at the same time.”
Beavers Scouts had to complete challenges in six areas whilst Cub Scouts had seven areas to complete, from helping in the local community, learning about other cultures to camping out and cooking on open fires, the challenges encompass a broad range of activities for all abilities.
The awards were presented by district commissioner Mike McAuliffe with assistant county commissioner Ann Clark and special guest Bertie The Beaver.
Scouting in Redditch is available for young people from the ages of six to 25.
Visit www.redditchscouts.org.uk to join the adventure as a young person or as a leader.