Beavers’ night at the mu­seum

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BEA­CONS­FIELD Beavers got the chance to spend the night at the Royal Ar­tillery Mu­seum.

Young­ster from the groups joined oth­ers from across Bucks to stay overnight at the mu­seum in Wool­wich last month.

The boys were given the op­por­tu­nity to look at rocket launch­ers, and en­joyed a tour of the mu­seum, learn­ing about weaponry.

They were al­lowed to hold some of the guns used by ar­tillery sol­diers, and did some ex­er­cise with a PT in­struc­tor be­fore making medals and get­ting dressed in uni­form.

The Beavers lis­tened to sto­ries about the aux­il­iary fire ser­vice dur­ing the A BEA­CONS­FIELD young­ster has been on a mis­sion to help clean up the town.

Jasper Cullen, nine, was ini­tially in­spired by the Fourth Bea­cons­field Scout Group’s com­mu­nity let­ter pick, which took place ear­lier this year.

Jasper, who is a mem­ber of the Cub Scouts, con­tin­ued to col­lect litter in all weath­ers, and has been out af­ter school, on fam­ily walks, with the cub scouts and even af­ter a cricket match to pick up rub­bish.

He has com­pleted four ma­jor litter pick­ing ses­sions, each of at least two hours, and has col­lected more then 10 black bin bags of litter from the town.

Nicki Ed­wards, Bea­cons­field Scout Group leader, said: “He has found bot­tles, cans, tyres, old boots, a ruck­sack, wheel hubs, plas­tic con­tain­ers and bags, an old bucket, shoes and bot­tle tops.

“In ad­di­tion to making such a dif­fer­ence around the town, Jasper was spon­sored by friends and fam­ily and he has raised an amaz­ing £180 to fund some­thing eco-re­lated for his cub pack.

“Well done Jasper.”

up Sec­ond World War, and also en­joyed a sing-a-long around a camp­fire be­fore bed­time.

In the morn­ing, they were wo­ken by an air raid siren and had break­fast be­fore a kit and medals in­spec­tion.

Leader Nicki Ed­wards said: “Ev­ery­one had fun. It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The as­bestos re­moval is part of an over­all re­gen­er­a­tion scheme to ren­o­vate the tiling, which is ex­pected to be com­pleted by Fe­bru­ary next year.

It is hoped the new car park will tem­po­rar­ily al­le­vi­ate cur­rent park­ing is­sues dur­ing the con­struc­tion works. Space oc­cu­pied by the scaf­fold­ing means mem­bers of the pub­lic are strug­gling to find spa­ces to park dur­ing ser­vices.

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