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A Tree-mendous Adventure

posted 4 Dec 2010, 07:50 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:11 ]
Beavers, cubs and scouts have been busy decorating Christmas trees to display as part of St Andrew's Church Christmas Tree Festival. Community groups and schools from Washington contribute to the festival which is taking place this weekend at St Andrews's Church, Concord.

Each section from the group chose a theme for their tree based on a well known Christmas song. Scouts decorated their tree with Christmas wishes they made during the current programme as they explored what Christmas means to others. 

The Beavers' tree looks fantastic covered in red-nosed Rudolphs with lit up noses and a background collage showing reindeers pullling Santa's sleigh across the night sky. 

St Andrews and Oxclose cubs decorated a tree each themed on 'Oh Christmas Tree' and 'Jingle Bell Rock' and carried personal messages from the Cubs. Both trees were displayed prominently at the front entrance to the church.

Through scouting, young people can gain an understanding of how to play an active role within their community and their wider society. 3rd Washington Scouts learn to explore their own values and to respect the values of others as part of our balanced programme.
Stephen Harrison,
25 Aug 2011, 13:11