The Beavers started the evening with a walk to the Ballasalla village war memorial where they looked for, and found, the name of 1st Malew’s founder, Elgie Jefferson.
On returning to the Scout hall ‘Wolf Pack’- Southern Explorer Unit leader Roger, who has researched and written a biography of Malew’s got the Beavers into teams supervised by Junior Leaders. The Beavers were given pictures of Jefferson’s home, parents, school, wartime activities, medals and ultimately his final resting place to put into time line order. After they had completed this, Roger gave a short explanation to each life event.
The evening brought home that although their group founder is long gone he was in so many ways the same as all of us with home, pets, family and aspirations.