Beavers enjoy a day of global fun

Beaver Scouts from Harborough took part in a county event
Beaver Scouts from Harborough took part in a county event

Youngsters from Harborough were among more than 1,000 Beaver Scouts who enjoyed a fun-packed day of international-themed events in Leicester.

The event, called Around the World in Archie’s Day and hosted at Moat Community College, saw the Beavers take part in 15 different activities from Bhangra dancing to food craft.

The Beavers collected stickers in each activity for their Beaveree Passport and were entertained by Archie Ant, the Beaveree Mascot.

Beaver Scout Harry (8), from Harborough, said; “I’ve done the disco, run fun, face painting, parachutes and food crafts.

“The fun run was my favourite, I won all three races!”

Annabelle (6) said: “I liked the disco best as I like dancing.

“My favourite things about Beaver Scouts is playing games and going on camp.

“I’ve made lots of friends and I like getting badges.”

The day was also supported by Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders from Leicestershire groups.

James Hubbard (17), from Charnwood Explorer Scouts explained why he chose to help out at Beaveree.

He said: “I’ve been helping run the drinks and biscuits base. I really enjoy helping the Beavers; it’s a good experience for me to be able to see them running around and having fun and enjoying themselves.”

William Davis, a 15-year-old Young Leader, added: “I was a Beaver, Cub and Scout and helping out with the young people has helped me gain confidence in talking with people and working as a team member.”

High Sheriff of Leicestershire Richard Clowes was also welcomed to the event.

He appeared to thoroughly enjoy his visit and even tried his hand at Bhangra dancing.

He said: “I’m very impressed by all the volunteers who are here today because they’ve given up their entire Saturday and a lot of preparation has been made to be there.”

The day ended with a sing and dance to Archie’s theme song ‘Chocolate’, and each Beaver Scout went home with handfuls crafts and goodie bags.