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Historic Moment for 19th Bolton School Scout Group

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday evening saw the first group of Beavers formally initiated into the 19th Bolton School Scout Group. The Beaver Scouts, girls and boys from Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School, said their promises and gained their neckerchiefs and woggles and membership badges in a ceremony overseen by Mrs Mees, the Beaver Colony’s Leader. The Beavers will now start working towards their challenge badges and will start with the Creative Challenge Badge.  

The Beaver Colony began its meetings at the start of September and children have been having lots of fun enjoying activities, games and friendship making. Like other sections in the 19th Bolton group, there is already a waiting list to join the Beavers! Its inception meant the Bolton School Scout Group, which is almost one hundred years old, now has a full complement of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, which meet on different nights of the week during term-time at the Brookside Scout Hut off Ladybridge Lane and near the School. Two years ago the group took in its first girls to the Cubs and in September 2012 allowed girls to join its Scout troop. The 19th Bolton group is a closed group, which only allows girls and boys from Bolton School to join.

You can link to the Bolton School Cubs' blog here: http://cubs.boltonschool.me/

where you can see photos of new girl and boy cub recruits.

The 19th Bolton Scout hut also plays host to an Explorer Unit, which is open to children outside of School.

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Replete with new neckerchiefs the Beavers salute the rest of the troop

Replete with new neckerchiefs the Beavers salute the rest of the troop

The children are shown the intricacies of how to fold and prepare a neckerchief

A proud moment for Beavers and parents alike!

A proud moment for Beavers and parents alike!