Beavers in Tents?
1st Monk Fryston and Hillam Scout Group got a recent mention in the 'Selby Times' which says:
A Scout Group from Monk Fryston has received a cash boost to buy camping equipment. The Skipton Building Society in Selby donated £40 to the Beaver Scout Colony attached to the first Monk Fryston & Hillam Scout Group to help them in their outdoor activities.
Sara Johnson, customer relationship consultant at Skipton’s Selby branch, said: “We are delighted to make this donation which will be used to buy some camping supplies, such as storage, torches and lamps, for use on various trips. We chose this particular Group as they give a lot of value to the community. My son has attended this Scout Group and I have personally seen how they have given him a lot more confidence through their activities"
The Beaver Scout Colony has gone from strength to strength since it was started almost two years ago and there is now a waiting list to join. The Colony meets every Wednesday at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre and covers a variety of activities, including working towards achieving the Beavers badges.
Tom Hewitt, Group Scout Leader with Monk Fryston and Hillam Scout Group, said: “We want to thank Skipton Building Society for the generous donation, which has initially been used towards our camp called ‘Damboree 2018 - Beavers in Tents’. This is part of a National initiative to dispel the myth that Beavers can’t camp and we wanted to do our bit.”
Well done Monk Fryston Beavers - we all hope you enjoy your DAMBOREE 2018