Beavers swim up

Orleans Star - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

On March 19, the Or­leans Scout Group held a Swim Up event on the lawn of the Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Mu­seum. A Swim Up event hap­pens an­nu­ally in Scouts when a Beaver Scout ages out and moves up to Cub Scouts and a cer­e­mony is held.

The kids are di­vided into two groups, beavers (ages 5-7) and cubs (ages 8-10). Some scouts also at­tend and can be as old as 18. The cer­e­mony is a cul­mi­na­tion of the time the kids spent as beavers in which they’re wel­comed into the ranks of the cubs. It’s a way for them to say good­bye to their times as a beaver be­cause they’re fi­nally ma­ture enough to pro­ceed on­ward. The Or­leans Scout Group re­ports a growth of 20 to 25 per cent in the last year and a half due to the en­gag­ing pro­grams they of­fer, such as camp­ing trips, viewing the plan­ets through te­le­scopes, and lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties for the chil­dren. (C.K)

Photo: Cour­tesy of Tom Bruer

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