Suffolk beaver scouts decorate camp blanket pig for Pigs Gone Wild

Suffolk beavers paint their pigs go wild pig at hallowtree, Ipswich

Suffolk beavers paint their pigs go wild pig at hallowtree, Ipswich

Beaver scouts from across Suffolk got together to paint a ‘Pig in Camp Blanket’ as part of the largest public art event to coming to Ipswich this summer.

Around 15 beavers descended on Hallowtree, Nacton, at the weekend to decorate a junior pig sculpture, which will form part of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Pigs Gone Wild project.

The decorating took place as part of celebrations marking 30 years of Beaver Scouts in Suffolk.

During the summer dozens of pigs will be set out on a trail through Ipswich, beginning on June 27.

They were also joined by the mayor of Ipswich, Glen Chisholm, who showed his support and encouraged all the budding ‘pig’assos to continue with their masterpiece.

Brian Harvey, assistant county commissioner for Suffolk Beavers, jumped at the chance to be involved in Pigs Gone Wild.

He said: “I thought being part of the project and painting the pig would be a fantastic way to celebrate our birthday while supporting the great work of St Elizabeth Hospice.

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“They were excited and there was paint going everywhere. They all got into the sentiment of it all.

“The mayor wished them well and said how good an opportunity it was for young people to get involved in.

“I’m really pleased with the outcome and the finished article – I’m looking forward to finishing it off and seeing it on the trail.”

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “We’re delighted Suffolk Beaver Scouts wanted to get involved in Pigs Gone Wild and the fun and education their junior pig will bring, only adds to their fantastic celebrations this year.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing their ‘Pig in Camp Blanket’. I’m sure the Beaver Scouts are very creative and imaginative, so their pig is bound to look brilliant.”

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