A Scout group has been formed at East Morton.

The 5th Keighley (East Morton) outfit has 15 Beavers and four Cubs, but is seeking to expand in the coming weeks.

Meetings are held on Thursdays, from 6pm, in the village institute.

The leadership team paid tribute to all those who had helped with and supported the formation of the group, including the Scout Association, councillors, parents and villagers.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the village – including the East Morton committee, which has helped in the setting-up,” said a spokesman. “We hope the group will go from strength to strength and be here for years to come.”

Members were joined at an investiture event by two local councillors, Steve Pullen and Malcolm Slater, who had donated money from a ward fund for group flags.