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Beaver News

Beaver News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Sunday, 14 November 2021 13:31


I know Halloween is past but with Half Term and the Group Firework Evening we did not have chance to commemorate Halloween which can be an excuse for a fun evening rather than a meeting to progress Badgework. This year we were a bit restricted because of Covid. We had our usual four bases which were:-

Doughnuts - these were suspended from strings attached to a rope strung across the Main Room. In Lodges a Beaver was allocated a doughnut and the had to eat it without using their hands.

Mummifying one of their Lodge using a roll of toilet paper.

Decorating a biscuit using icing sugar in a way suitable for Halloween

Colouring a Halloween picture 




Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:15

Mon 11th October Design a machine

This week the Beavers played games and then they had to design a machine. It did not have to be a practical machine. They could let their imagination wander freely over any thing whether it be a machine to peel bananas to one to do your homework for you.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 16:16

4th /6th Oct Second week of the 4 activities

This was the second week when the Beavers had the chance to try the other 2 activities that they had not tried the week before. In this case a Beaver is on one face of the Bouldering wall.

Monday, 04 October 2021 13:56

27th & 29th Sept 4 Activities

This week was the first of 2 weeks when the Beavers are being offered 4 different activities. All of them are part of one or other of the Challenge Awards. Each pair of Lodges tackle 2 different activities each week and then during the following week they tackle the other two activities. In the picture the Beavers are learning how to tie 3 knots. The Beavers do not see tying a knot as very exciting but learning to tie knots is one of the basics of Scouting. You cannot construct anything from a bridge to a camp dresser unless you know how to tie knots. You cannot scale any height in abseiling without knowing how to secure yourself to a safety line in case you fall. Whilst the Beavers will not be going to such lengths yet we are trying to give them a base to build on as they progress through Scouting which we hope they will do.

 Longford Scouts is an active Scout Group based at the Ranche in Longford Park, Stretford in Manchester. We accept boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. We are a registered charity.