The 2nd Friern Barnet Beavers took to the woods in their high visibility vests last week, armed with wellies and head torches, for a night of scavenging in nature, and hopefully finding some Easter Eggs along the way and learning valuable skills for life.
The group of 12 young people, aged 6-8, were accompanied by three volunteer leaders on the hunt, however, the walk almost didn’t go ahead, as the team were short on a few safety vests.
Specsavers steps in to save the day
Thankfully the Specsavers teams at Barnet and North Finchley stepped in to save the day after volunteer Priscilla Gavioli got in touch after hearing on social media that the teams often hand them out.
A word from the store director
Specsavers Barnet store director, Dimple Kumar, says: ‘We were delighted that Priscilla got in touch and that we were able to help out – we have had stock of these in our back room and are so pleased that they have been put to good use.’
A word from the Scouts
Says Priscilla - ‘I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for donating the high visibility yellow vests to the 2nd Friern Barnet Beavers. The vests meant we could go ahead with our Nature Scavenger Hunt and Easter Egg Hunt, which was a great success in the end. The young people also learnt valuable skills for life such as teamwork and listening.’