Joe getting his CSSA from the district commissioner and look at all of those badges!
Mayor of Earley Cllr Linda Chambers joined the 84th Reading Beaver Scouts at Radstock Hall in Earley for their last meeting of the year on 13th December 2013 when two busy Beavers were awarded Chief Scout Bronze badges and certificates.
Ali Kabeer and Oscar Johnson (both aged 7) have worked hard to meet the demands of six challenge badges since joining Beavers in April 2012 and so achieved the Chief Scout Bronze Award.
Beaver Leader Alison Swaddle said: “This is the highest achievement a Beaver Scout can obtain and we were all delighted that the Mayor attended to present Oscar and Ali with their badges. Oliver Clarke has also achieved his bronze this term but couldn’t be present to receive his award from the Mayor.”
All the Beaver Scouts enjoyed meeting the Mayor and asked lots of questions about her role. Cllr Chambers managed to satisfy their curiosity and let the Beavers examine her chain of office. She also helped them with Christmas creative activities and watched the Beavers play games.
Linda Chambers, the Mayor of Earley said: “I enjoy being out in the community and had an enjoyable and memorable time with the 84th Reading Beaver Scouts. I hope they enjoyed my visit and it was a pleasure to award the Chief Scout Bronze award.”
84th Reading Scouts, Sea Scouts and Cubs were very busy in December helping shoppers at the Winnersh Garden Centre and raised over £2400 to help fund their activities in 2014.
Group Scout Leader Jenny Miller said “Cubs, Scouts, Sea Scouts and Explorer Scouts carried Christmas trees to shoppers’ cars on three Christmas weekends. We are very grateful to everyone who supported our fundraising and we’d especially like to thank County Gardens who gave a very generous donation.
“Scouting is about adventure and we were fundraising to buy more camping equipment and subsidise our adventures to ensure every young person can participate. “
There was also a popular Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake competition to win a splendid cake made and iced by the Dad of a Scout. 287 people had a try and the winning answer of 3.75kg came from a lady in Winnersh.