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Our Autumn Update

Our Programme

Starting an adventure as a Beaver Scout ( ages 6-8yrs) is very exciting as you begin to try new things, make new friends and have great fun in Scouting. You will also be able to earn lots of different badges to wear proudly on your uniform – these include Activity badges which is a great way to try something out and then get better at it i.e. Sports badge, Animal Friend Badge. The Staged Activity badges give you the chance to try something new or get better at something you already know i.e. Musician badge, Paddle sports. The Challenge Award badges – there are so many new things to try and do in Beavers and the Challenge Awards give you the chance to not only have fun but to feel proud to be a Beaver Scout. Finally, the highest badge of all is the Chief Scouts Bronze Award to gain this you need to complete all the Challenge Awards and also any 4 activity or staged activity badges – this might seem a lot but in your 2 years at Beavers you will be able to achieve this. 

What have we done in our first year – well hold on fast and take a deep breath as we have completed the following:- 

Activity badges -Experiment, Explorer, Cooks, Creative and Gardening Badges. 

Gained the Hiking and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges and also nearly completed the Navigator Staged Badge. 

Completed stages of the following Challenge Badges – My Adventure, My Outdoors and My World. 

We have enjoyed going out and about too – we joined up with the Cubs for an evening of great fun on the light wall at Folkestone Sports centre, we have been on hikes along the canal and beach, made lots of mess whilst completing the cooks badge, we did not quite manage to ‘destroy’ the hall when we had an evening of experiments and we created our own superheroes and build their space houses from recycled junk. We had great fun and made new friends when we had a joint Smurf themed sleepover with Grey Owls ( Beaver Leader) previous Beaver Scout Colony (3rd Gravesend ). In the June half term we went on a brilliant and very batty Bat walk along the canal with 2 lovely ladies – Shirley and Katheryn from Kent Bats. We have been to Lower Grange Farm (the Kent County Scout Campsite) for a day of climbing and abseiling in the indoor climbing centre and then got very sweaty having enormous fun on the cave bus. We also had a brilliant evening at Hythe Museum learning about the history of Hythe – look out for pictures in the next edition of Hythe Life.