Beavers

1st Weaverham Beaver Scouts welcomes boys and girls from 6-8 years old.

Our Beaver Colony is led by Cyndy Lloyd, assisted by Sue Marsden, both of whom work at a Special Needs School. We also have an Explorer Scout Young Leader, Rachel and currently a parent helper Melanie.

Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the Beaver uniform consists of a turquoise sweatshirt worn with the group scarf (known as a ‘necker’) which is royal blue and white. Navy cargo trousers are also official uniform. There is also a polo shirt that can be worn in the summer, although the badges only go onto the sweatshirt.

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Scout hall from 6.15pm to 7.15pm during term times.

The colony is split into 4 lodges (or teams) with a more experienced Beaver as the leader.

We believe that we offer our Beavers a varied and balanced programme which gives them the opportunity to complete a wide variety of badge work leading to the Chief Scouts Bronze Award, the highest award for a Beaver Scout, which should be achieved by the time they are ready to move to the next section – Cub Scouts.

During their time in the colony Beavers will also be offered a Nights Away opportunity. Previously, this would have been a sleep-over in indoor accommodation, such as Forest Camp, Queen Charlottes Wood, or our last one, in tents inside the Scout Hall! The rules have now been changed and Beavers are now allowed to spend one night under canvas. We are planning our first overnight camp for July next year.

1st Weaverham also supports the District Beaver Activities and this year have taken part in the District Challenge and most recently taken part in the District Craft Competition. Although we didn’t win this year, all the Beavers had a great time. We are all looking forward to the District Carol Service in December and the trip to the Pantomime.

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1st Weaverham Beaver Scouts: we have vacancies!

We are proud that we have been able to continue holding our meetings all the way through lockdown starting way back in March 2020, through the medium of Zoom.    We had just returned to face to face meetings, when the country went back into lockdown in December.  This means that as we return from the …

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Welcome 2021!

Well, we hope you all had a very Happy Christmas and New Year – or at least, as happy as you could given the circumstances. 2020 is now behind us, but we have immediately entered into a new lockdown as we start the New Year. Once again, this means that face-to-face meetings have had to …

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Scouting during lockdown: November 2020

Update November 2020: It all started on 18th March 2020 – Scouting in the UK was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the whole country goes into lockdown.  No face to face meetings, no  outdoor activities, no camping!  At this stage, no-one knew how long the lockdown would last. Whilst everyone adjusted to the …

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Virtual Family Camp: 23-24th May 2020

Well, we did it!  Nothing like being ambitious.  Despite our lack of experience in the finer workings of zoom, we decided to offer our sections the opportunity to take part in our virtual family camp.  If things had been normal the cubs and scouts would have been away at Blackwell Court for their annual Camp. …

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AGM 2020: Chairman’s Report

So has it been another good year? Scout Hall.   Plans for the replacement hall are progressing under the continuing expert oversight of Brian.  He has relentlessly pursued funding sources with some disappointments despite huge efforts but also some notable successes.  To date, including funds held before fundraising began, we have reached about two-thirds of our …

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