Beaver Section News
This week being Halloween the Beavers were invited to come in fancy dress. When they first arrived they went into their 'lodges' and were given a toilet roll to mummify one of the Beavers. Well done to Squirrel Lodge for doing exceptionally well. They then visited three other sections - one to decorate a biscuit with marshmallows etc. We then had donuts hanging from a line and they had to try and eat one without using their hands. The last item was a large bowl of flour, which contained sweets and they had to retrieve them - again without using their hands.
This week the Beavers were learning how to deal with an emergency. There were four bases - ringing 999 in an emergency and what information they needed to know - how to put a person into the recovery position - how to deal with somebody who was unconscious and how to deal with somebody who was bleeding.
This week the Beavers were divided into pairs (or 3's), they were given a poem to read and then they had to decide which one of them would act out what the other Beaver was ready. They all did exceptionally well and the reading was excellent. Sorry the photograph is a bit blurred.
This week the Beavers were asked to bring in some 'junk' - cardboard boxes, egg boxes, milk bottles, etc and they were then asked to make a model of some form of transport. Some of their ideas were very imaginative.
The week the Beavers were trying some of games used at the Highland Games. We were very lucky with the weather on Tuesday but on Wednesday the heavens open and we were thankful of the tree cover just outside the Ranche and we were able to go ahead The Beavers had three stations to go to - first was the "Wellie Wanging" - they had to throw a wellington boot as far as they could. Next time the had to cross "Loch Ness" to avoid the monster. They were given 4 crates and they had to devise how to get the whole lodge across without going in to the water. Next was the Shot Putt and then Tossing the Caber. After all this activity they were they treated to some Scottish Fayre - shortbread biscuits and a drink of Irn Bru. A most enjoyable evening.