BROMSGROVE Scout Group has opened a new beaver colony to give six to eight-year-olds the chance to enjoy outdoor adventure and new experiences.
The colony which started last month with eight new members, two leaders and two sectional assistants, will also enable its members to develop new skills in a safe and secure environment.
And the colony is already growing having recently welcomed another four youngsters.
The colony is open to both boys and girls who will participate in a programme of activities enabling them to gain awards and badges and learn new skills.
Next month, the beavers, cubs and scouts will visit the RAF Museum at Cosford as part of their Air Researchers badge and there are two summer camps planned – one within earshot of West Midlands Safari Park and the other in the Lake District featuring water sports and mountaineering.
Martin Wood who oversees Catshill Scout Group said: “I’m proud to be volunteering and working with a fantastic team of adults and working with a fantastic set of youngsters.
“I hope that we can continue to provide the local youngsters Scouting opportunities into the future.”
The group is hoping to expand the beaver colony so it caters for more members but more adult support is needed.
There are a variety of voluntary roles there and in the cub scout and scout sections. The posts can fit around personal, work and family commitments and do not have to be every week.
Those who enjoy working with young people are urged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 300 1818 to find out more information.