Beaver News

Find out more about what our Beavers have been getting up to!

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September 2023 News Update

Beavers have had a great Spring and Summer 2023 term with Avon Beavers meeting every Monday and Leam Beavers on a Thursday. So many badges earned, adventures,  sleepovers, creations, nature, boating, and most of all lots of Fun! Fun! Fun!

In March, our Beavers and Cubs joined together for an action-packed day of activities in TS Norton on Saturday, with half sleeping over on Friday night and half on Saturday night.  There with creative, cooking and land boating sessions set up around our HQ and the boathouse, and lots of cakes and marshmallows were eaten during the weekend!

What a busy Spring term our Beavers had!  They've been building, creating, experimenting and making lots of mess, all planned by our volunteer leaders, who always create such fun things to do that fit in with all the badges they are working towards. 

Congratulations to all our Beavers who received awards at our annual AGM, Awards, Quiz and Pudding Night in April! One particularly excited recipient was Daniel who was awarded the GSL (Group Scout Leader) Beaver Award for 'Being a great all-round Beaver, with great participation, always tries his best and great attendance!'

We love our new wormery and so do our Beavers! They are certainly getting well-fed. We have lots of plans for exciting outdoor 'green' projects for our youngsters to get involved in, and have also built four raised beds at the rear of our HQ!

Beavers got out on the water in the summer term, and started off by going on river trips and bringing along their parents! 
What beautiful evenings we had for messing about on the water!

The rest of the summer term included lots more boating and fun in the park - thank you to all the parents who supported us!

Term finished with some delicious end of term smores on the campfires, and lots of badges being awarded!

December 2022 News Update

Our two Beaver colonies came together to celebrate Halloween 2022 with lots of exciting Halloween games and activities!  You can tell from their faces that they had loads of fun! 

We were proud to see so many of our Beavers helping with the Royal British Legion poppy collection and joining the group at the Remembrance Sunday parade in Warwick. 

Remembrance Sunday is always a great opportunity for a full Group photo with everyone looking very smart

Our Beavers & Cubs had fun creating some clever scouting themed decorations for the St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival 2022, and were so excited when our tree won!

Beavers enjoyed learning all about healthy eating which included making some healthy fruit kebabs. They even washed up afterwards! 

Beavers finished 2022 with a Christmas party and sleepover, with over 30 children having their first overnight sleepover in TS Norton, which was great fun, even if they didn't get too much sleep! They set up their camp on the 'main deck' and then there was lots of crafting, biscuit decorating, Christmas crafts, boat races (building small model boats and floating them down drain pipes), games, campfire stories (around some inventive campfires!), movie time and a bit of sleep! All under the careful guidance of ‘Beaver elf’! They all enjoyed a cooked breakfast the next day, more fun and games and helped pack away their 'campsite'.

September 2022 News Update

Beavers have had a great Spring and Summer 2022 term with Avon Beavers meeting every Monday and Leam Beavers on a Thursday. The year started off with working hard towards badges inside, but then the adventures began with hikes, the first time boating on the river for most and even sailing! Lots of Fun! Fun! Fun!

Beavers started of the year with fun wacky science experiments and a duplo challenge. They also had a go at learning some important First Aid 

Beavers enjoyed their night hike from TS Norton, with one group lucky enough to see an amazing rainbow during the evening !

Beavers celebrated St Georges Day, the patron Saint of Scouts, with lots of activities around TS Norton and in the park

What a weekend all our youngsters had at #GetinCamp 2022 at Ragley Hall in May when they joined 1,000s of other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across Warwickshire Scouts for an action-packed weekend of amazing activities put on by scout groups across the county

We said good bye to our Beaver Leader, Emma, after many happy & crazy years with us! She made such a huge impact on the group, having led our Beavers arranging such amazing activities, camps and sleepovers and keeping it all going in such a fun way during Covid-19. She even put huge effort into getting her kayaking qualifications and has encouraged so many youngsters on the water too. More recently she set up our 2nd Beaver Colony. Thank you Emma!

Our Annual Awards and AGM in May saw our Beavers receive awards for being such great Beavers over the year!

Our Beavers had the most amazing time on the river this Summer, getting a ride on our rovers up the river (and helping steer the engines) as well as learning to kayak and paddle a canoe! Lots of parents also joined in the fun and being able to paddle up to see Warwick Castle is a real highlight!

The Summer term finished off with a fantastic day sailing at Draycote Water!

December 2021 News Update

It's an exciting time for Beavers, with 2 colonies now up and running in our new HQ, TS Norton. Beavers are enjoying meeting  in 'The Quarterdeck' while Cubs meet in the larger 'Main Deck'. Lots of Fun! Fun! Fun!

We've been having loads of fun since we moved into our new HQ after our Gala Opening in September!

When we set up our 2nd Beaver Colony we had to come up with some new names.  We wanted something nautical, but also something the Beavers would recognise, so decided on our local rivers.  'Avon' meet on Mondays and 'Leam' meet on Thursdays.  

It's great that we have 2 new leaders but always need more help! Let us know if you want to get more involved!

We had great fun learning to make fires and toasting marshmallows

Beavers have been busy learning about other people both here on Earth and also those who are lucky enough to go to space. 

We have looked into the past with Remembrance Day, and were proud to see so many of our Beavers joining the Remembrance Sunday parade in Warwick and helping with the poppy collection. 

We have also looked into the future trying to decide what it may look like. 

We are also learning about nature, and have enjoyed making a bug hotel for our new wild area at the back of TS Norton!

Our sponsored walks for the Guide Dogs and Evelyn's Gift helped us to remember those who are not so lucky as us. 

We now have our Christmas hybrid sleep over to look forward to, when Beavers sleep at home anywhere except their bed, then come to TS Norton for lots of fun including  a Christmas Disco!

Our new Beaver Colony 'Leam' launched in May 2021

Sept 2020 News Update

Despite lockdown, we have been doing some amazing activities at home and online!

Most Beavers tuned in from home but we were very lucky to be with some as they were on their holidays. We saw lots of their holiday photos at our latest meeting. I must say we have a very adventurous bunch who get up to all sorts of things including hiking and body boarding !! 

Everyone has loved our on-line meetings iwith both youngters and parents looking forward to our weekly session. We even made mug cakes in one of our meetings  that looked delicious. 

"Thank you so much for being so fantastically brilliant and enabling us to still keep in contact through the Zoom meetings. We have really looked forward to them and have had so much fun. You have been so relaxed and taken all of this in your stride; making all the beavers feel totally at home. We appreciate all your free time that you give to making this Beaver group so special."  

Beaver Parent

Even though we have been on lockdown this has not stopped the Beavers earning their badges  and now there are over 150 more to go out and counting....

Well done to Ben who got his 'New Hut Fundraising' Badge for raising money at a Bag Pack and in the 'Virtual Cream Tea'!

6 Chief Scouts Awards have been earnt during lock down by Sophie T; Sophie M;  Oscar;  Beatrice;  Maisy and Stanley. These awards are the highest award for a Beaver. Congratulations!

New Hut Bear Adventures

HMS Teddy, our new Hut Bear has been out and about visiting lots of our Beavers and their families this Summer and has got up to all sorts of adventures!

He's been camping, gone on safari, been canoeing and much , much more!

If you'd like HMS Teddy to come and stay for a visit, please get involved in the new Hut fundraising and help raise money for your new scout hut!

Well done everyone who took part in our Summer 'Virtual Cream Tea'  we raised nearly £2k!

Congratulation to Thomas who won the Beaver Prize for raising money by making and serving scones and running his own Tombola!

May 2020 News Update

Beavers have been keeping very busy, since our meetings were stopped due to Covid-19, helping out lots at home, doing lots of badge work, making cards for our local care home and enjoying Camp@Home.  They have also just started to meet again via 'Zoom' !

Our Beavers have been earning badges whilst at home. Congratulations to Stanley, Maisy, Oscar, Sophie T and Sophie M all having achieved their Chief Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Beaver can receive! 

Alex has kept a diary to share some of the activities she's been up to in lockdown, from map reading, den-building, bird-box building to growing sunflowers!

It's been great to hear about Beavers who have also been helping out at home.

Beavers were also excited to join in the 'virtual' St Georges Day Celebrations to renew their promise too!

Helping at home : teaching little sister to read!

Growing sunflowers at home to see who could get the biggest flower!

Helping keep the park tidy!

They also had a very busy start to the year, learning all about the Arctic, cooking a stir fry and enjoying a session with a dance teacher who taught them all some moves ... we have some very talented Beavers! 

January 2020 News Update

Beavers have been busy finding out about all sorts of things; from learning about the beginnings of life in Warwickshire at the museum to the beginnings of Beavers. 

We had an amazing sleepover at Warwick Museum to celebrate 2nd Warwick's 60th Anniversary, sleeping in between all the exhibits...with a skeleton of Oisin the Deer watching over us a we slept. We felt very lucky to have this wonderful place all to ourselves. 

We found out that although Beavers have been in the UK since 1986 there were the equivalent to Beavers in Canada in 1974...and this was possibly where we get our name from. 

Looking ahead we are den building, cooking and having lots more fun and friends !! 

Our special 60th birthday cake - only for Beavers!

We had a fun party in the Scout hut with a special visit from the High Sheriff of Warwickshire!

We made lots of yummy chocolates which we could take home.

November 2019 News Update

We are still winning the small change collection challenge for our new HQ - keep it up!

Beavers have been getting around a lot just lately . We started off by exploring space and stars and the Beavers learned about constellations by making them out of themselves!  

Then we went for a muddy walk in the dark through Priory Park and Warwick town, all was worth while as we had chips waiting for us at the hut when we returned. 

We have also joined in with 'The Postcards of Kindness group' that has been set up on Facebook. Last year a care home company decided that its elderly residents needed cheering up as many were lonely. They asked the local community to send the residents posts cards from any where. It worked so well that a few a the care givers decided to spread it out all over the country using the power of face book. The Beavers sent some great cards all over the country.

We are now looking forward to our Night at the Museum!

Can you guess what constellations is being made here?

Our postcards of kindness

It was great to see so many of our Beavers out helping sell poppies - well done!

We had a great turn out from Beavers and the rest of the group at Remembrance Parade!

WAGS will be back in 2020 25th – 29th February

Warwickshire Gang Show (WAGS) is a variety show performed members of Warwickshire Scouts and Guides each year at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa. With a cast of 140 aged from 6 to 25 it is a vibrant, fast moving, colourful family show full of music, movement and mirth. Pre-Registration is now open for BEAVERS ONLY to join WAGS 2020. Registration date for Beavers is Sunday 15th December, 1 – 2pm at Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa. Beavers and their parents are welcomed. 

See here for more details 

Since we can't meet together at the moment, lots of Beavers, leaders and young leaders joined in with Camp@Home, where the whole group camped in their gardens on in an indoor den on Saturday 2nd May.  It looked like everyone had a brilliant time!

It’s not very often you get to enjoy your garden at night and our Beavers certainly made the most of it. 

Well done Beavers!

We loved making our necker throw challenge too!