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Beaver colony back to its former glory
YOUNG enthusiasts in Charmouth have been signing up in their droves at the relaunched Beaver Colony in the village.
The scout group, which has faced the threat of closure following dwindling numbers, has seen membership soar over the past 12 months, and the new recruits have boosted numbers further.
Now, after disappearing ten years ago, the 1st Charmouth Scout group has relaunched its Beaver colony for children aged between six and eight years.
It was relaunched in mid September and at the second meeting the numbers of attendees doubled and more names were added to the waiting list.
Two new leaders, Amanda Clist and Nick Stonex, have also joined the thriving scout group and they helped to invest 14 new members at the October meeting.
Kevin Payne, Scout leader and group contact for the 1st Charmouth Scout group, said: “The whole scout group is absolutely delighted that our Beaver colony as reopened in such a strong fashion.
“It means we can once again offer the young people of Charmouth and the surrounding villages the chance to experience good scouting from the age of 6 to 14 without a break.
“Guided by our assistant district commissioner for Beavers, Amanda and Nick have got the colony off to a tremendous start and they have a really exciting programme planned for the rest of the year.”
The new recruits have wasted little time in getting involved and have already made corn dollies and clay animals for the local church’s harvest festival service.
They have also visited the Pets at Home store in Axminster and have completed the necessary preparation for their investitures.
Anyone wishing to find out more about Beavers in Charmouth should contact Amanda on firstname.lastname@example.org
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