This week Beavers and Cubs from the 1st Cambridge (Orchard Park) have been making a difference in their local community, and having some Autumn fun in the process. The activities all tied in with their theme for the week of “Thankful for Food”.

Over the summer holidays the boys and girls managed to collect over 600 foil-lined packets, which are now being turned into life-saving bivvy bags and survival sheets for the national Crisp Packet Project ( A blanket uses 44 crisp packets while a bivvy bag needs 150.

The Group have also been collecting donations for their local Food Bank

These photographs show some of the Beaver Scouts, and adult volunteers, with some of the survival sheets they have helped make plus some of the food they have collected to donate. To add to the fun they also made some great mini Beaver Scout scarecrows too!

Scout Groups might like to support the Food Banks in their own area, with Trick or Eat!