The Beavers have been so pleased to get back to face to face scouting this past year. They have worked hard, had fun, made new friends and learnt new things. The Beaver colony is currently running with thirty young people (6-8 years old) and we have a waiting list of children eager to join us. This year we have also welcomed children who have been through Squirrels and wish to continue their Scouting Journey with the Beavers.

Over this year the Young People have worked on achieving the elements for eleven badges and in doing so have been involved in:

  • Craft, including Origami
  • Singing
  • Signing (BSL)
  • Handling & understanding money
  • Construction
  • Art
  • Decorating food and food tasting
  • Learning new team games
  • Putting up ‘mini tents’
  • Themed sessions (Alice in Wonderland/Eric Carle/Chinese New Year, Saints Days)
  • Communicating and decoding
  • Safety (water, roads)
  • Cycling
  • Visit from PCSOs
  • Health & Fitness activities
  • Reading favourite books
  • Conservation
  • Reuse & recycle
  • Circus skills
  • Snow Rings at the Sports Centre
  • Pebble decorating at the beach
  • Litter pick
  • Learning more about our town and it’s ‘landmarks’

The Beavers also contributed to a large card to send to HM Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Platinum Jubilee. We hope she liked it!

Our final session of the year is the District Camp Craft Day. We are looking forward to archery, axe throwing(!!?), camp fire building, forest school activities, building dens etc. and hoping the weather is kind to us.

Two of our Beavers, Jessica and Jacob, achieved their Chief Scout Bronze award and were presented with their certificates at the St George’s Day event at the Leas Cliff Hall. This award requires a great deal of hard work, regular attendance at weekly meetings and occasionally some homework to complete. Both of these young people have done really well to complete the necessary requirements and should be proud of their achievements. We are certainly proud of them.

Jacqui & the Beaver volunteer team