Beavers Walk for Water

On Saturday 17th March all Dringhouses Beavers are invited to take part in a sponsored river walk as part of the scouting ‘A million hands project’. Scouts are working nationally in partnership with various organisations to support them and take action. This includes the following 4 areas:  Dementia (Alzheimer’s society); Disability (Guide dogs and Leonard Cheshire Disability); Mental Wellbeing (Mind) and Clean water and sanitation (Wateraid). For further information please see www.amillionhands.org.uk 

Our ‘Walk for water’ will raise money to help people around the world access clean water. Roughly 663 million people around the world still lack basic access to clean water, while 2.4 billion – that’s one in three people – have no where adequate to go to the toilet. As a result 900 children die from diarrhoea every day. This is why Scouts are getting involved to help make a difference. 

The walk will commence at York crematorium car park at 1pm (Bishopthorpe) please arrive 12.45pm. We will walk along the river to Rowntree Park. Parents are most welcome, please let me know if you can attend so I can monitor adult / child numbers. Children will need to be in uniform and wear suitable walking gear. I advise bringing a drink also. A further email will confirm rough finish / pick up time though we will end with a play in the playground.

By participating Beavers will gain the community element of the 2018 GSL badge and also their Hikes badge.

For more information, get in touch with Katie katie.harvey@dringhousesscouts.org.uk