A BEAVERS group in Sonning Common has been saved after a volunteer came forward to run it.
Elizabeth Bellew will take charge with the help of leaders Felicity Cooper and Penny Edwards.
Mrs Bellew, 61, of Reading Road, Henley, recently retired after 15 years as a tutor at Highdown School and Sixth Form College in Emmer Green.
She said: “I was involved with scout groups when I was younger but haven’t been for a long time. I love working with children — they are huge fun and keep you young.”
The beavers group, for children aged six to eight, has been running since 2012 and meets on Tuesdays. Seven new members joined at Mrs Bellew’s first session at the scout hut in Baskerville Road.
She said: “It’s a wonderful group. They are really welcoming and if anybody wants to put their name down for a place they can get in touch.
“The previous and current leaders have gone to great efforts to keep this group going. They have done such a great job and it’s nice that I can build on those foundations.”
Mrs Edwards said: “We are very excited to have Elizabeth here and she is very keen to give the children the best scouting experience that she possibly can.”
If your child would like to join the group, call 0118 948 3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org