Badge work snapped

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IT was all fun and games when a group of Beavers and Cubs got together.

And slime was the order of the day.

Members of the 16th Laurieston mixed up water, borax, PVA, shaving foam, starch and colouring to create their own slimy concoction.

And as an added bonus photographs were taken and will become part of the work for a photography badge.

As well taking pictures of the Beavers and Cubs, another part of the badge is to look at different effects which can be created by a camera.

And by the looks of these pictures the youngsters really enjoyed themselves.

TRAINING is being offered to leaders interested in helping explorers progress through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Dianne Campbell, regional Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator, has organised the event to take place on Saturday, February 24, at Denny Scout Hall.

It is an opportunity for anyone interested in either running DofE as part of their explorer programme or gaining more knowledge about the award scheme.

There is no cost but if you wish to attend you must register by email at:

All attendees must complete a short online induction course before the event. Go to:

CENSUS deadlines are in February.

Log-in details to access the census website have been circulated to each district.

Group Scout leaders and district Explorer Scout Commissioners have also received the log-in information.

If your group does not have log-in details, contact your district secretary in the first instance.

The dates for material to be submitted are: Group info entered on census website: February 5, 2018; District info entered on census website: February 12, 2018; Region info entered on census website: February 22, 2018.

All members and associate members, including group executive members, should be included. Each person should only be included once, and for adult members who hold more than one role, record them in their primary role