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1st Farnsfield Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Guides and Scouts held their Founders Day Service at St Michael’s Church in Farnsfield on Sunday 25th February. Founders Day is officially on 22nd February and commemorates the date of the birthday of the Scout Movements founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. This year was special one for the group as it was their 75th anniversary of Scouting in Farnsfield.

Over 150 people attended the service in which the young people led the service. The Beavers presented a history tour of Scouting: from 1907 to today with Chief Scout Bear Grylls and Scout Ambassador Kate Middleton appearing at the service (on masks!!). All members renewed their promise during the service, and two young people were presented with the highest awards – the Chief Scout Gold was awarded to Scout Rosie Kibble, and the Chief Scout Bronze was awarded to Beaver Gerran Windibank. Gerran explained to the congregation “The best bit about achieving my Chief Scout Bronze award was getting a bullseye when I was on the ‘I’m a Beaver Get Me Out of Here’ sleepover!”. This year is packed with 75 years birthday celebrations, including a large activity weekend camp in May and a 75 years birthday Picnic in July.

Thank you to all that attended including St Michaels Church, young people, parents and volunteers that made it happen!

If you would like to know more information about Beavers, Cubs or Scouts in Farnsfield, please contact Group Scout Leader Chris Blockley on 07779324341 or visit 1stfarnsfield.org.uk/join