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FOND FAREWELL: Beaver leader steps down after 22 years of service in Abbots Langley

 Published on: 24th November 2023   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley Beaver leader is stepping down after 22 years.

Helen Welch will be running her final session on Tuesday, December 12, after two decades of dedication to the Abbots Langley Beavers.

Helen ran the group through the pregnancies of both her 21-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, as well as steering the ship through the choppy waters of COVID-19.

During the pandemic, Helen and her partner Peter would visit the homes of every Beaver and drop off a package with things required for their weekly Zoom sessions.

As well as this, every Easter, Helen would pose as the Easter bunny and drop off a chocolate to every Beaver’s home.

Peter said: “Helen felt it was important to give back to the community and guide the boys through childhood, culturing good behaviour and keeping them out of trouble.”

Now that she has her hands full caring for her son, Helen feels that being a Beaver leader is too much to fit in. It is, however, a role she will deeply miss.

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