Scout group calls for new leaders

One of the drawings done by Beavers
One of the drawings done by Beavers

People with bags of energy and a sense of fun are being sought out by Weedon Beaver Scout Colony to lead a new generation of young recruits.

Kate Green currently runs the group with the help of Jon Harrison. She said: “Across the district there is a lack of leaders to run groups like ours.

“In June we took over the running of the club and said we would run it for a year to get more leaders.

“We started with four beavers and now we are up to 35. We want to go and do a few other things in the district.”

Prospective Scout leaders require no qualifications and are provided with full training to help young Scouts earn their badges.

“They have to like children and enjoy the outdoors,” Kate said. “But you find you will meet new people and learn new skills. For me it was a great introduction to Daventry and over the past few years I have made plenty of new friends.

“The children absolutely love earning their badges, and I know one woman who taught archery for the Scouts and now has been able to set up her own archery group.”

Several Beavers from the group have written to the Daventry Express asking for a new leader to take on the running of the club.

Daniel Bickerdike, six, said: “At Beavers we have lots of fun and every week I look forward to going because I never know what we are going to do. I always have an enjoyable time at Beavers and if we don’t have a new leader we won’t be able to go.”

George Draper, six, added: “I have just started in Beavers and am really enjoying myself and looking forward to getting lots of badges.”

Anyone interested in becoming a leader of the Beaver Scouts is asked to email