Beavers

GLMW Camping Challenge

GLMW now has its own 3 stage dynamic camping award available to all members of the GLMW Scout County

Bronze Award badgeIt encourages scouts to camp using a range of styles and locations progressively strengthening their ability and knowledge of the technicalities of sleeping under the stars.

There are the 3 stages of the award - Bronze, Silver and Gold.  The attached PDF shows the detail of how you or your scouts can achieve them.

If you need more information on the requirements or help with information of locations where this award can be achieved then please contact  Matt Young  (ACC Group Support) at m@thew.fslife.co.uk who has the badges.

Beaver Scouts 25th Birthday

Beaver Scouts Birthday - Bear Grylls video
If you are planning any activities or events to celebrate 25 years of Beaver Scouts in your area check out the special message Bear Grylls has recorded for you to show at your celebrations.  Download it now from the Brand Centre and have the Chief Scout ‘virtually’ attend your event.

Beaver Scout Sleepover 2010

On Friday 19th March 13 Leader and 41 Beaver Scouts descended on Paccar Chalfont Heights for a weekend of fun and laughter, with a little sleep thrown into the mix.

Beavers

What are Beavers?

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Beaver Sleepover 2009

On very sunny weekend in March, 11 leaders and a total of 50 Beaver Scouts meet at PACCAR Scout Camp Chalfont Heights for the first County sleepover in 6yrs.
(Friday night we had 26 Beavers & Saturday night 24 Beavers.)


4 Districts from the County took part, Uxbridge, Ealing & Hanwell, Harrow and Stanmore.
Our theme for the weekend was the Native American Indians and we explained to the Beavers the sort of activities that we were going to be doing.
We started off with some games while some of the leaders went to fetch the firewood ready for the campfire.
After talking to the Beaver Scouts about the rules of the sleepover they got ready to watch a DVD (Tom & Jerry, Donald Duck, Pluto etc. cartoons) while drinking hot chocolate and munching marshmallows. At around 10pm we went outside for a traditional campfire with singing and shouting galore!
The Beavers came back inside at about 10.30pm and set about making up their beds (we had 2 tents for our girl Beavers.) Once the beavers had settled down the Leaders retreated to the kitchen for supper (Chinese takeaway.) The last of the Beavers were asleep just after midnight, so not too later night for the leaders.        

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