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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Scouting during the Coronavirus Crisis

We have plans to help …. read on! Now that everyone is more settled into the routine of coping with the constraints of Coronavirus, we we would like to offer our  young people some scouting activities and badges that they can do at home, but obviously some of the activities will require parental support. We …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update, March 19th 2020

On Tuesday, The Scout Association issued the following statement: The Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. Suspension of face-to-face activities Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young …

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Beavers sleep over in Scout Hall!

Cyndy Lloyd writes ……. This weekend 15/16th February 2020, our beaver colony held a sleepover in our Scout Hall.  Despite the programme changes that had to be made thanks to Storm Dennis, all the beavers seemed to enjoy themselves.  On arrival, they were put into different tribes – Apache, Navajo and Cherokee and each tribe …

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AGM 2018: Beaver Section Report

 1st Weaverham Beaver Scouts Annual Report for AGM 2018 I am pleased to report that our membership has increased to 21 to date, with 3 more due to start after half term.  This brings us to our maximum number and we may have to introduce a waiting list! Over the past year, the Beavers have …

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Chief Scouts Awards

4 Beaver scouts were thrilled to receive their Chief Scouts Bronze Award on Tuesday 4th December from Andrew Little our District Commissioner.  Poppy, William, Henry R and Naomi were presented with their badge and certificate from Andrew, at the end of an informal badge presentation by Cyndy to the whole colony. Unfortunately, Rhys was unable …

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