Scouting at St Cyrus

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ST CYRUS Cubs and Beavers, which were launched on May 28, have gone from strength to strength in their first month.

Beavers got off to a great start with 24 children, boys and girls, between the ages of six and eight years attending.

Names are now having to be placed on a waiting list.

The waiting list is still relatively short and it is anticipated that the additional Beavers will be able to enter the colony by October as some of the older Beavers will swim up to Cubs.

Intake for cubs has been slightly lower, with 13 children, both boys and girls, between the ages of eight and 10-and-a-half, but with an additional three Beavers swimming up in October.

Organisers are still willing to start a Scout group; however, intake from the 10-and-a-half to 14 age group has been slow.

Andy Hill, Acting Group Scout Leader, said: “St Cyrus Scout Group would like to thank all who attended the St Cyrus Gala, with a big thanks to our contributors and the companies which donated prizes for our stall.”

These were CostCo, Aberdeen; Asda, Portlethen; and the Co-operative, Montrose.

The St Cyrus Scout Group raised a total of £151, with the map treasure hunt being a huge success.

Winning location was ‘Three Laws’ (south-west of Craigo, Map Ref: NO 680627).

The winner received an iPod radio docking station.

The Whisky Trail winner received a bottle of Bells.

Three happy youngsters went away with supersoakers from the ‘Nails in a Board’ game, with lots of bonus prizes won.

Cubs and Beavers have now broken up for the summer holidays.

The Scout groups will return on August 20, and Cubs and Beavers who have uniforms will be invested on August 27.

Parents are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Details will follow.

Mr Hill told us: “We are still getting a few questions about uniforms.

“Please contact us as described below and we will answer your specific questions.

“Myself and my team can be contacted through the summer via our e-mail: 1StSaintCyrusSG@ukso.com or via Facebook StCyrus ScoutGroup or by telephone, 07833 226403.”