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.