Scout Association chief drops in to help with water project

Flitwick Scouts welcome visitor Ann Limb, new chair of the Board of Trustees of The Scout Association.
Flitwick Scouts welcome visitor Ann Limb, new chair of the Board of Trustees of The Scout Association.

Flitwick Scout Group welcomed Ann Limb, the new chair of the Board of Trustees of The Scout Association to a meeting, her first official appointment since being elected.

She helped Beaver Scouts make water filters as part of the Million Hands project which will help them achieve their Community Impact badge. She joined in games which involved carrying bottles of water around a course and later presented Katie Schofield with her Bronze Chief Scout Award.

Ann helped cubs on their My Skills Challenge badg and was presented herself with a group scarf and a set of badges.

Emmy Willis, 7, said: “Making the water filters was great fun. I put stones, cotton wool and tissue paper in my filter. I poured dirty water into it and the water came out almost clean.”

Adult volunteer Leni Demmers said: “It’s great fun talking with the children and helping and watching them make and use the water filters. It gives them a better understanding of how we take water for granted.”

The group, which has four beaver colonies, three cub packs and two scout troops, provides fun, challenge and everyday adventure for more than 200 young people. Flitwick Scout Group is open to boys and girls aged 6 to 14. Visit www.flitwickscoutgroup.org.uk