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Eager Beavers Make tracks to the Clappers

Date: 7th Oct 2020 Author: Gerald Law

Warden Hill Beavers returned to Scouting after the lockdown was partially lifted by visiting Sharpenhoe Clappers for an evening of tracking and, wow, did they have a lot of energy!
The task was to find and follow the signs laid by two of the leaders; the signs were made from natural materials including rocks and twigs, meaning the Beavers had to keep a sharp eye out. The young people were really getting involved and excited whenever they found a sign, and they will definitely remember the night. The young people and Leaders were all excited to be meeting again face to face and adhering to the current rules for social distancing, which was nice to see.
The Beavers never stopped for a breath, even on the long line of steps which all the Leaders hated. Hopefully the Beavers have improved their tracking skills which form part of their Adventure Challenge badge. Parents confirmed on WhatsApp later that evening how much the young people had enjoyed being able to see friends after such a long time.
A spokesperson for Luton Scouts told us “Scouting in Luton is subject to the guidance given by Scout Headquarters which is, in turn, guided by The National Youth Agency (NYA), the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England.
Under current regulations, organisations such as Scouting, guided by its “Amber Status”, can enable groups of up to 15 young people and 5 adults to enjoy carefully run face to face activities. This is subject to change if the status changes back to Red or progresses to Yellow and Green.
With the constant need for care all activities are subject to independently verified risk assessment before they can go ahead.”
Young Spokes Person Abigail Wright

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls