Beaver Scouts are boys and girls usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the youngest section in the Scouting family.
Beavers meet at the Scout HQ on a Wednesday during term time 17.00 – 18.15
We have a very active colony and try to do as many different things as possible. We do activities inside our regular meeting place, go on day visits, and have sleepovers and do camps.
In 2019 the Beavers were able to take part in a camp at Paddington Farm, feeding the animals, doing outdoor crafts as well as cooking on fires. The Beavers also had the opportunity to go canoeing at Langport contributing to their time on the water badge, do den building at Great Breach Wood as well as hikes around the local countryside. During the inside weekly meetings they made Christmas decorations and printed their own T-Shirts. They finished the year with a “Sleepover” at Flip Out Wellington were they slept on the trampolines.
During Covid 19 Beavers have been taking part in Zoom virtual meetings making cakes in a mug, taking part in Lego challenges as well as Scavenger hunts; all of which were very popular.
After a parental survey we have decided not resuming Face to Face meetings in September but will review the situation at the October Half term.
Beavers play games, do crafts, make new friends, explore the outdoors, create things and eventually when the Beavers become 8 years old, they move up to Cubs.
Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who enjoy running Beaver meetings! All adult leaders have undergone training and have had a DBS check. There is always at least one adult present at meetings who is first aid qualified.
The Beaver Leaders for Wednesday are Badger (Shelley) and Otter (Debbie); the Leaders names are based on the theme of “The Wind on the Willows”. We also are very lucky have two Young Leaders who volunteer with the group as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme; these two are a great addition to the leadership team.
If you would like the opportunity to do something you’d never thought of doing, while having lots of fun and giving back to the community at the same time, please get in touch – we can always do with more helpers!