Eleven Beavers turned up for the Parade, the remaking of the Promises and the afternoon of activities that followed. Some were not able to come because of First Communion commitments. Fortunately the afternoon stayed dry for most of the time so the young members of Scouting and Guiding were able to enjoy the activities that had been put on for them. It was unfortunate that the Leaders had to clear up in the rain.
For the first time in many, many years the Group gained the trophy for the smartest turn out of any Scout Group on Parade.
To night the Beavers were looking at experiments for their Experiment Badge. They had four different things to try
Separation of inks into constituent colours
Making paper planes and balloon rockets
Water ladder by symphonic action
Rotation generated by a column of water
This was an enjoyable evening and thanks to Andrew for setting up the experiments.
To night we welcomed Sam to the Colony - we hope he enjoys his time with us. Also apologies to William
for getting his name wrong last week.
To night we have been on a Treasure Hunt. Each lodge left the Ranche with a set of clues - we walked through the park, down Kings Road, along Cromwell Road and then back into the park.
The weather was kind to us and enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the parents who came along to help.
We welcomed Matthew into the Colony to night and hope he enjoyed his first meeting.
To night we made Easter cards in the shape of a chicken. Many of the Beavers received their creative challenge badge and two received their friendship badge.
To night we also said good bye to Jonny, who will be joining the cub section after the Easter holidays. We wish him every success in Cubs and hope he goes on to achieve many badges and make many new friends.
The District Swimming Gala at Stretford Sports Centre was held last night, the 9th March. The time spent at the baths two weeks ago paid off well with the team of 6 ( Lachlan, Josh, Leo, Joe B, Harrison and Robert) combining to win the Beaver Trophy by a substantial margin over the other Colonies in Stretford District. Well Done Beavers. Although the Cubs and Scouts did not manage to win their respective Sections they did manage to win sufficient points together with the points won by the Beavers to take both Group Trophies.