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 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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AGM 2020: Group Scout Leader’s Report

The group was formally established on 24 July 1927. In the 90+ years since we’ve had many ups and down and the start of 2020 will stay in history as one of them.  Until March we had lots of scouting activities at all levels including camping, boating, hiking, making, playing, and learning.  Since the lockdown …

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AGM 2020: Beaver Section Report

This time last year we had 17 beavers on roll.  With some moving to cubs and some new starters, we still have 17 on roll although this will change when we come out of lockdown and things start to get back to normal. During the year, we have completed a wide variety of activity badges, …

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