Beavers

beaver iconMeeting Times:joinin
Tuesday Nights – 6:00 – 7:00pm
Wednesday Nights – 6:00 – 7:00pm


Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.

If you are interest in joining in on the fun, then come along to one of the weekly meets, or contact our (GSL) Group Scout Leader :

Chick Taylor : chicktaylor@btinternet.com or;

Complete and submit  the form on the attached link for St Albans District Scouting [here]


Registered charity number: 302554

 


Winter 2017 Term – Program of events

This term the Beavers will be working towards their My World Challenge Badge and their Global Issues, Hobbies and Creative Activity Badges.

Week 01 – 5th/06th September  [DONE]                               Welcome Back Beavers – This week we will be covering the Beaver rules, behaviour and expectations.  This will involve relearning our Beaver Scout Promise and Moto.

and Games…..

Week 02 – 12th/13th September   [DONE]                                                                            Whats your Hobby? – this week the Beavers will be having a “log chew” about what hobbies they all do and what hobbies they want to do to earn their activity badge.

and Games…..

Week 03 – 19th/20th September   [DONE]                                                                         Don’t forget to put the bins out –  for part of Global Issues Activity Badge, the beaver this week will be learning about recycling waste and the cycle of water, their will be fun games and activities to help them learn what we can do to reduce our house hold waste and recycle more.

       

They will also be making a water filtration devise to understand how dirty water can be cleaned and reused.

      

Plus some of our older Beavers will be swimming up to Cubs,

     

and Games…..

Week 04 – 26th/27th September                                                                                     Fair Trade is the name of the Game – this week the Beaver will be exploring what it means to buy Fair Trade, with some special fair trade products to taste and try, yum yum…..

Our newest Beavers will getting Invested this week

and Games…..

Week 05 – 03rd/04th October                                                                                       Room Service Please – While we still have a bit of light before the Autumn draws in the Beavers this week will be out in the compound making a Bug Hotel and going on a mini beast hunt for residents.

Whilst out some the fallen Autumn leaves will be collected  to make leaf prints, (working towards the Creative Activity Badge)

and Games…..

Week 06 – 10th/11th October                                                                                              Endangered Animals – From the homework done from last week our Beavers will be making their own zoo of Endangered Animals and understating what and who is causing them to be Endangered, as well as what we can all do to help….

and Games…..

Week 07 – 17th/18th October                                                                                              Fire Station – MEETING AT THE FIRE STATION, LONDON ROAD – 6:20pm

This week the Beavers will be meeting men and women who serve our community, the Beavers will have sole full access to the Station and will be tough about the Fire Engines and Equipment as well as possibly have a go too.

COLLECTION AT 7:30pm

HALF TERM – 24th/25th October – NO BEAVERS THIS WEEK

 


Animal Friend Activity Badge

Here are some ideal activities for all the young Beavers to get involved in, thanks to the Woodland Trust “Nature Detectives”

Plan them round the Animal Friend Activity Badge.


Experiment Activity Badge

How to earn your badge
1.  Do three experiments. Talk to your leader about trying these:

  • white light spinners
  • magnetism fun
  • making a ketchup packet sink on command
  • experiment with oil
  • volcano eruption
  • sodium bicarbonate and vinegar
  • dissolving
  • growing cress

Before you try them, what do you think might happen?

2.  After you do your experiments, tell other Beavers what you saw and discovered. Try to explain why it happened.