Beaver Section News
Tue 28 Jun 2016
The Beavers had an amazing time at the 30th anniversary camp at Middlewood. After arriving early on Saturday morning we were straight off with some games and then a welcome address from the organisers to the 500 Beavers attending. During the morning we played fairground games like whack a rat, threw balls at the coconut shy and tested our archery skills. In the afternoon we zoomed around on the fairground rides which included a carousel and spinning tea cups (not recommended following a lunch of hotdog and ice cream, plus numerous visits to the tuck shop!). After that we enjoyed inflatable slides, assault courses and circus skills. In the evening we played some wide games in the woods and devoured BBQ for dinner. We went to the impressively large campfire and sang some songs before drinking hot chocolate for supper. By 10pm leaders and Beavers alike were exhausted and the Beavers settled down quickly in their tents for their first ever night under canvas. A late night didn't dent their enthusiasm and they were awake at 5:30am. Some Beavers stayed at the campsite to make circus crafts while the rest of the Colony went into the woods to play "Capture the Flag". One team hid their flag so well that even they couldn't find it! As the morning wore on we took down the tents and took part in a parade with all the other Beavers, waving our Stretford banner. There was a picnic lunch and lots more running around on the field and in the woods, before the coaches picked us up mid-afternoon. It was a great weekend for all the Beavers and one that we hope they will remember for a long time.
Fri 24 Jun 2016
Wed 15 Jun 2016
Over the last 2 nights the Tue & Wed Colony went out a Lodge at a time to follow a trail set by a Leader. Some signs were obvious other not so but they all made it back to the Ranche. Whilst they were doing this the other Beavers played games.Fortunately it was fine both nights. The following of a trail is part of My Adventure Challenge Badge. The programme is designed to cover the requirements of aspects of the Challenge Badges as well as specific Activity Badges.
Fri 10 Jun 2016
On Wednesday the Colony carried out 4 experiments to gain their Experiment Activity Badge. Experiment 1 This was to see how a single colour of a felt tip pen was in fact made up of several different colours. Experiment 2 This involved putting two substances together to produce a gas which inflated a balloon. Experiment 3 Is it possible to thrust an ordinary straw into an uncooked ordinary potato without the straw crumpling up ? Experiment 4 How strong is an egg ?
Fri 10 Jun 2016
On Tuesday the Colony carried out 4 experiments to gain their Experiment Activity Badge. Experiment 1 This was to see how a single colour of a felt tip pen was in fact made up of several different colours. Experiment 2 This involved putting two substances together to produce a gas which inflated a balloon. Experiment 3 This involved what happens when we breath and the effect on the heart and blood after and before exercise. Experiment 4 How strong is an egg ?