Beaver Scouts from the Chester area hiked six miles along the Sandstone Trail on Saturday 29 June to raise money for our projects.
Beaver Scouts from 1st Sandstone Scout Group based on Bickerton Hill were joined by other Beavers from the Chester and Tarvin areas, and by their own Scouts and Cubs, for their annual Beeston Hike. Over 80 young people, accompanied by their Leaders and parents, left the Scout Hut on Bickerton Hill and trekked over Rawhead. through Bulkeley and Peckforton woods and on to Beeston Castle. Together they hope to raise over £2000 for Children on the Edge.
Sandstone Beaver Leader Kate Kerr, known as “Falcon”, said “Unlike last year, when we had to eat our picnic under the groundsheets we took to sit on, the weather this year was perfect with light cloud and a cool breeze until we reached Beeston when the sun came out just in time for our ice creams! All the Cubs and Beavers made it to Beeston where they explored the Castle, measured the depth of the well, fought on the battlements, and discovered a room which only they, being smaller than adults, could get in and out of. Fortunately they all came out!”
The Scouts and Cubs had extra fun exploring the massive ‘Queen’s Parlour’ cave at Rawhead – something the Beavers can look forward to in the future when they move up to Cubs.
The Cubs and Beavers were accompanied by about 40 parents and leaders, making it a great family day out to draw their scouting year to a close.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the Cubs, Beavers, Leaders and parents involved in organising the hike for your faithful fundraising, both this year and in years gone by. A tremendous effort by all!
If the Chester Scouts have inspired you and you think that your local group would be interested in fundraising for our work, then please do get in touch.