YOUNGSTERS from 1st Tranent Beavers challenged themselves by climbing North Berwick Law and planting a flag at the summit.

A group of 16 Beavers aged between six and eight took part in the climb, learning how to use a compass and map.

Stephen Muir, Beaver Scout leader at 1st Tranent Scout Group, said: “We are working towards our Hikes Away and Navigator Activity badges so wanted to incorporate some healthy, fresh-air fitness into our programme.

“The hike included learning how to use a compass, locating ourselves on a simple map and, importantly, safety and safeguarding.

“The Beaver colony showed great determination and tenacity to reach the summit to ‘plant’ the Scout flag as a sign of the Law being conquered.

“The Beavers celebrated with a clear view on a lovely early spring day and a few sweet treats from the top!”

1st Tranent Beavers are now looking to recruit another leader.

Stephen said: “I’ve had the opportunity to see the Beaver colony expand over the last year from being a small group of 10 to doubling in size, and now having a waiting list to join.

“From the parent/carer feedback received, we as adult volunteers really do make a positive impact at such an early age.

“We would welcome additional and regular leadership volunteers to allow us to expand our section numbers, giving young people in the Tranent area the opportunity to participate in Scouting.”