A presentation evening was recently held by Innerleithen Scout Group when Bronze Chief Scout’s Awards to beavers who had ‘swum up’ from Beaver to Cubs. An investiture ceremony was held on the same evening for new Beavers where they made their Beaver Promise.

The group has also sounded a rallying call for more leaders.

Chris Kennedy, Beaver Scout Leader, told us: "We are desperately short on leaders just now and this shortage is hampering our ability to grow and expand the group both in terms of taking on more new Beavers, for which we have a waiting list and also in providing a year round Cub Pack.

"Anyone interested in getting involved could contact myself by email cken@btinternet.com.

"We are running a tombola stall as part of Innerleithen’s Switched on Sunday this weekend, noon-2pm at the Co-op in Innerleithen where I will also be available should anyone be interested in becoming a leader."