1st Lyn Scout Group enjoys an investing ceremony at Lynton Town Hall

Woggles were worn with pride and membership badges presented as cubs and beavers of the 1st Lyn Scout Group attended their investing ceremony.

The event and celebration party took place at Lynton Town Hall, attended by the mayor, Councillor Suzette Hibbert and County Councillor Andrea Davis plus family and friends.

The group has 21 cubs and nine beavers who have completed the requirements to become members.

In the investing ceremony they made the cub or beaver promise and received their membership badge, scarf and woggle.

During the party the youngsters enjoyed activities and games including a simulated caving experience and a challenge to negotiate their way through a simulated laser maze.

The 1st Lyn Scout Group was recently re-launched after being dormant for 10 years, having first been established in 1915.

The group welcomes members from Lynton, Lynmouth and the surrounding area including Parracombe and Kentisbury.

There are plans to start a scout group later in the year.

There was a symbolic cheque handing over by Mrs Davis who arranged a donation of £2,000 through the locality budget funding scheme.

Bob Mitchell, chairman of the executive committee of the 1st Lyn Scouts Group, said: “We are so grateful to Andrea for making this funding happen.

“Thanks to her all of the initial costs for cubs were covered, including the tents for future camps that will be enjoyed by cubs and the whole scout group and we have a budget reserve.

“This is important because on occasions some parents may not be able to pay for uniforms, subscriptions or camp and in these genuine circumstances we think no child should be refused the opportunity to participate in our activities, so we help with costs.”

Mr Mitchell thanked the many organisations, businesses and individuals that made it possible to get the beavers group going.

If your child is interested, call Laura Whitfield, group scout leader, on 01598 752013 or email gsl1stlyn@gmail.com.

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