Beavers digging the dirt...

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IT’S something we always take for granted but a group of Beavers were shocked when they discovered how dirty their clean hands were.

The youngsters at the 40th Falkirk were learning about good hand washing practice and good oral hygiene as part of their badge work.

After some experiments to see the effects of sugar on teeth they used disclosing tablets to see how clean their teeth were.

Beaver Scout leader Karen Smith said: “The results were shocking but it was a good lesson for the Beavers.”

A SPECIAL invitation was sent to the Cubs at the 27th Bonnybridge.

After successful visits to Bonnybridge Library to help complete their Astronomer badge, the youngsters have been invited back to meet two local history experts.

The pack of 28 will be split and over two nights will do all the elements of the Local Knowledge Activity badge.

Senior library assistant Debbie Scott, who organised the visit, said: “The session will be about the end of the war and this will involve props and a hands-on talk about communications used during World War Two.

“There is also an idea about involving crafts.”

IF you would like to spend a week in the Swiss Alps and are aged 18 and over, then read on.

The Kandersteg UK Work Party will be in Switzerland from April 21 to 29.

Participants will spend three and a half days working on various tasks around the centre.

Then spend the other days as a guest of the centre with the chance to enjoy the Alps, taking part in hiking, climbing or just grabbing a cake and a drink in the village.

Participation in the Kandersteg UK Work Party covers requirements for both the Queen’s Scout Award and the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The cost of the week is £125 and covers your food, accommodation, UKWP T-shirt, the host party, 
some activities in the week and a meal out on the last night.

Flights and transfers are not included.

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