Baxterbear goes to Rugby International

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to join in with the Scotland vs South Africa Armed Forces Day rugby match at Murrayfield. He was one of the mascots for the match and he was kept busy all day, meeting the crowd. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be at Murrayfield once again, after being the mascot at the same event last year. It was quite a day for Baxterbear! The rugby did not kick off until three o’clock, but Baxterbear was inside the stadium at midday. He was TREEKLED to meet BBC presenter Jill Douglas. 1461469_357825467696303_554696647_n 011
Baxterbear was TREEKLED to get an exclusive pass into Murrayfield before the crowds had even arrived, and he had a long queue of Murrayfield staff waiting to get their photo taken with Baxterbear! 010 1441322_357831881028995_1288806706_n
Baxterbear then made his way to the family zone, but he bumped into Lt Col Mike Tanner, Commanding Officer 45 Commando, on his way there. 1472856_357831407695709_31478984_n At the family zone, Baxterbear met many of the young boys and girls who were TREEKLED to be at the rugby, and, of course, to meet Baxterbear! It was then time for the teams to arrive, and Baxterbear, along with Edinburgh Rugby mascot Fintry, and Glasgow Warriors mascot Clyde, were at the front of the line, welcoming the teams to Murrayfield! Baxterbear even got himself onto BBC television while the pipe band paraded the teams in. 1463951_357826954362821_1367217404_n Then, it was into the stadium, and Baxterbear was certainly a popular guy! He danced along to the music in front of the crowd and met many boys and girls, as well as quite a few of the older generation too! Baxterbear spent half an hour pitch-side, entertaining all the fans, before it was time for kick-off. Baxterbear watched the first half of the match, and then was back out by the pitch at half time. With Scotland losing 21-0, a lot of the crowd was upset with the first half, but Baxterbear was TREEKLED to cheer them all up in time for the second half! What a day for Baxterbear and he cannot wait until his next rugby match! Baxterbear was helping in the fundraising efforts for Help for Heroes, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Royal Navy and Marines Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.