BEAVERS in blue got to grips with their greens - with a charity pea-push for Children in Need.
The youngsters, aged six to eight, who meet every week at Totley Scout Hut in Sheffield, pushed frozen peas with their noses around the floor of their meeting hall, totting up the number of relays they could complete in half an hour.
The winners managed more than 40 - although the peas were reduced to a messy mush.
Beaver scout leader Faye Catton-Norton told The Star: “The children are doing their friendship badge and need to show they can help others, so we decided to do a sponsored event to raise money for Children in Need.
“We wanted something completely different which would make them laugh, and this certainly did that. The frozen peas had turned into mushy peas by the end, though!”
The group accepts girls as well as boys and has a waiting list for youngsters to join. Faye, aged 31, has been leader since 2001 and is planning lots of events to make the group more ‘visible’ within the Totley community.
“The children have made poppies for the Remembrance Parade at St John’s Church this Sunday, and we’re going to attend all the community events in Totley over Christmas.”