The Beavers visited Sherwood House Residential home, in Clifton Street Rishton, as part of a the Million Hands community impact strategy of the Scouts. Registered Manager Kath Howard welcomed the group to the home and told the children more about it.
The children explained their favorite hobbies which they had drawn pictures of and their badges which they had earned as well ask asking the residents questions about their memories.
Kath Howard said” the ladies really enjoyed the visit and commented how well behaved the children, one lady said it was like a breath of fresh air”
Sarah Chippendale one of the leaders of the beaver group said “The beavers got so much out of it & thankyou for being so welcoming, The Ladies where so interesting. What a lively active wonderful bunch of ladies.” Sarah Continued to explain the Million Hands Strategy “A Million Hands is an ambition to mobilise half a million Scouts to support four big social issues chosen by young people by the end of 2018 and to build real and lasting relationships in communities that become a core part of Scouting. Basically we wanted them to experience how other people can live within their community that they may not normal see but it also added to some of the below badges
Community Impact Staged Activity Badge
Personal Challenge Award
My World Challenge Award
Disability Awareness Activity Badge”