Celebrating Chinese New Year

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Youngsters at the 40th Forth Valley took on a major challenge when they helped celebrate the new year.

But this was not the Beavers usual January 1 event.

They embraced the Chinese New Year by spending three weeks creating a dragon which tied into their badge work.

Beavers at the Bellsmeadow-based colony in Falkirk started with a cardboard box and then used a variety of techniques to perfect the dragon.

They then performed a dance to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
LATER this year the Forth Region, of which Falkirk District is part, is running an expedition to Namibia.

There are 47 explorers, networkers and leaders participating in the trip to build a kindergarten school room and develop a community garden in the village of Omakange in north western Namibia.

As part of the preparation for the expedition the young people have developed a ‘Programme on a Plate Namibia Box’.

Members of the expedition are offering to take it to the different sections and run an evening on the theme of Namibia in return for a donation to the project’s funds. Any section leaders who are interested should contact Neil Rowland on namibia@frscouts.co.uk.

SOMETHING which might be of interest to groups in the district ...

Scouts Scotland has teamed up with SYHA Hostelling Scotland to offer members a 10 per cent discount when booking its accommodation.

There is an offer code which is available for Scouts Scotland and is valid until January 31, 2018.

For more details call 01383 419073 or email shq@scouts.scot.