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Beavers pioneer new colony
4:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
YOUNG Beaver Scouts have made their own little piece of history.
Fourteen members of 1st Bure Park Beaver Colony, right, have become the first young people ever to be invested into the group.
The new Beaver pack opened its doors in September and has become the 25th group in the North Oxfordshire District.
Each of the youngsters, aged six and seven, were presented with a green and orange necker — the group’s colours, a certificate and badges.
Nick Davis, acting district commissioner, who oversaw the investiture ceremony last Wednesday, said: “The beaver section is very much the seed bed of all scout groups.
“It is where young people are introduced to scouting’s great adventure.
“This includes the simple skills of listening, working in groups, playing games, exploring nature, going on visits, singing, learning how to be safe and most importantly making new friends.
“All of us at North Oxfordshire District, are delighted to welcome our newest group and look forward to see the very first beavers of Bure Park grow to become the very first Chief Scouts all from the same group.”
Assistant leader Jaz Gulliani, who helped set up the group, said: “We are very proud of all the new Beaver scouts.
“They had been working very hard to complete their safety badge and learn their promise for the ceremony.”
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