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Beavers Communicator Badge 🐣

This week beavers met at Drumaheagles Marina. First they split into their lodges and walked around the woodland trail with a leader per lodge. They used walkie-talkies to play I-spy with the other lodges as they walked.

When we returned to the green, they had to search for their lodges 6 plastic Easter eggs. Inside the eggs were puzzle pieces which made Easter pictures. Once they solved the puzzles they flipped them over and found a morse code message to decode on the back. This gave them the location of their chocolate Easter eggs. Well done to red lodge for completing it the fastest. We’ll see you all after Easter break 🐣

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Beavers St Paddys

Beavers had an Irish night as its St Patrick’s day this Thursday. They had to use their skills to crack the leprechaun’s riddle and complete an Irish I spy. Then we had a visit from our fabulous Scout, Katie, who performed an Irish dance routine and then “tried her best” to teach beavers their 3’s. Well done Katie and thank you 🤩 Finally, a team game….chasing the snakes out of Ireland just like St. Patrick.

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Beavers Burns Night 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Beavers learned a bit about Rabbie Burns (Scotland’s national poet) tonight. They found out about a Burns night supper of tatties, neeps and haggis. Rather than having a haggis tasting night we opted for a few Highland games. Tossing the caber (3 pool noodles taped together), Hammer throwing (welly throwing) and tug of war.

Some tug of war action here 💪🏻💪🏻


We also had a special guest tonight. While Beavers relaxed with Scottish shortbread and a drink, Davy entertained us with his bagpipes.

Here is the link to Davy piping

Lots of curious beavers asking questions. Finally, after awarding a few badges, Davy piped all the beavers out to their parents. Many thanks 😊

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Health and Fitness Week 2

Beavers completed their Health and Fitness badge this week. A quick game of Fruit Salad with our YL and then they worked together in their lodges to make posters about healthy eating. Then time to make some tasty fruit kebabs 😋.

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Beavers Health & Fitness and Investitures

Tonight Beavers started the Health and fitness badge (chosen by them during a you shape evening). We tackled the fitness part tonight with lots of exercises (jogging, planks, star jumps, squats to name a few), feeling our heart rates and playing agility games.

A wee game of crab football and then we invested 10 of our new Beavers (those who weren’t there will get invested the next time they attend). Our Beavers promised “To do their best, to be kind and helpful, and to love our world” ⚜️🦫

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Beavers Saturday Hike

Beavers visited Castleroe Wood for a hike on Saturday. A lovely autumn walk (the rain even stopped and the sun came out!!) collecting leaves, pine cones, seeds and all sorts of natural materials. Half way through the hike we stopped for a creative activity. They each had a small ball of clay which they stuck to trees. Then they moulded the clay into faces and used the materials they collected to create forest faces.

Return walk to the car park where Scout section leader had set up an shelter and ground sheet for beavers to enjoy their picnic lunch. Thanks Shere Khan. A wee game of duck, duck, goose (standing variation) then home time. Well done Beavers, you all earned your hike level 1 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

The forest faces were made using all natural materials, including the clay we used. However, scouts do their best to leave no trace. With this in mind the faces will remain for a week or so for walkers and families to enjoy, then leaders will return to remove any clay from the trees.

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Beavers and Boats

This week Beavers made boats from tin foil for Lego mini figures. Once they created their bases and sails, it was time to launch the boats! All stayed afloat!! Time to experiment. How many pennies could their boats hold before sinking? Did it mattter where they placed their pennies? Only got a few pics 🙊 Also a wee game of foxes and rabbits 🦊 🐰