Forty two Beaver Scouts became the first for the 38th Rossendale to undertake a two night Beaver Scout Sleepover.

The event at Bowley International Scout Camp Site, near Great Harwood started on the Friday evening.  Once the Beavers had setup their dormitory or tent space the weekend began with a hike into the centre of town for a chip shop supper.

A passing former Scout spotted the youngsters and paid for the supper.  If that was not enough the local pub (whose facilities we had used a number of times) offered us free juice before our return journey to the camp site.

Following a full cooked breakfast and flag break on the Saturday morning, the Beavers were split into four groups to undertake archery, catapult, crate stacking and zip wire activities throughout the day.

Some craftwork and camp craft activities followed a roast dinner before the Beavers made their way outside to the campfire.  They worked up an appetite for marshmallows cooked over the fire during the singing.

Rain on the Sunday morning restricted activities however the Beavers were still able to learn how to put up a tent and learn some basic first aid.

An awards ceremony rounded off the weekend.

The Beavers involved will earn two Nights Away Staged Activity Badges, a Hikes Away Staged Activity Badge, their My Adventure and Outdoor Challenges and their Camp Craft Activity Badge.  Well done to them all.

For more photos from the weekend, view our Facebook Album.

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