The 1st North Berwick Scout Group has been busy recently raising much needed funds towards its annual camp.
The camp is taking place at PGL Dalguise in June. The 1st North Berwick Scout Group needed to raise money towards the cost of transport to and from the camp as 2 buses are needed for almost 100 Cubs, Beavers, leaders and the parent helpers who are expected to attend. The annual camp is always one of the highlights of the year for the Cubs and Beavers. They will be spending 2 nights away and are able to take part in water sports and other activities that are not available locally.
In order to raise money towards the bus hire, 43 Cubs and Beavers, aged between 6 and 10 years, completed a sponsored hike on 17 March from Yellowcraig Beach back to their base at North Berwick Scout Hall. The youngsters proudly carried their Scouting flags the entire way, helping to raise awareness of the Scout Association too.
On Saturday 30 March, the Group also held a coffee morning at North Berwick’s Hope Rooms. The Cubs and Beavers served tea and coffee along with home baking. There was also a tombola, raffle and some lovely Mothers’ Day gifts, which all contributed towards the fund raising. The event was a real success, raising over £900, and was supported by some of the founder leaders of Beavers in East Lothian.
Thank you to everyone within our local and scouting community for your amazing hard work and support for both these events. We have been able to pay for the transport for the camp, meaning each child’s payment has been greatly reduced.
With the money raised we were also able to purchase camp blankets for all the Beavers and Cubs, and had a commemorative camp badge made. We ran a design competition for it, with the winning design created by one of our Cubs, Austin Walker. Well done Austin!
Laura Hill, 1st North Berwick Beaver leader