The 255th Beavers and Cubs ventured out into a windy night tonight to join the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade. The Cubs carried large lanterns built to their own design, while the Beavers carried decorated lampshades. The parade along North Street drew quite a crowd – “It’s the Sea Scouts!” was often heard from the sidelines.
We have added a gallery with a few photos from the event.
We can now share two new galleries with you showing some of the activities of our Scout section: highlights of this year’s water activities on the City Docks, and last year’s exciting visit to the Go Aloft! experience at the s.s. Great Britain.
Better late than never, we are pleased to share with you a large gallery of photos from our brilliant Beaver sleepover to Brean Sands in April. Find out what the thirteen adventurous Beaver Scouts who came along got up to over over two action-packed days…
Many thanks to everyone who helped at Saturday’s pancake breakfast, whether the Scouts who waited on tables, the cooks, the poor person washing up in the corner, or those of you who came and ate carbohydrates for such a good cause!
Thanks too to St Paul’s Church who let us use their building at no cost so that all proceeds can go towards the rebuilding of our Spyglass Scout centre next to the church. We don’t know quite how much was raised yet as some scouts, cubs, and beavers will be handing in ticket money this week. Don’t forget to do that when you meet on Monday or Wednesday.
This year the 4th July falls on a Saturday so it’s a perfect excuse for another US style pancake breakfast to help raise money towards building the Spyglass scout hut.
We have a new venue this year: we will be at St Pauls Church Southville from 9:30am to 12pm on Saturday 4th July. There will be traditional American pancakes with butter and Aunt Jemima syrup, and plenty of fresh filter coffee and juice to drink.
If you’re a parent in the group or a Scout, we need your help! You can help by shopping, preparation, cooking, selling tickets, and clearing up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The 255th Beavers have been enjoying a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities recently to make the most of the summer evenings.
On Sunday 14th June, nine of our Beavers joined us for a river trip from the s.s. Great Britain to Beese’s Tea Gardens. From there, they went on a nature ramble through Eastwood Farm nature reserve. They saw and learned about a range of plant life, birds and mini-beasts, from herons to ladybirds, goose grass to ground beetles and teasels to tadpoles.
The following evening, the whole Colony descended on Victoria Park for an active outdoor evening, where they had the opportunity to climb along a row of trees, run an outdoor assault course and play a game of ‘landmine clearance’. As well as being fun and challenging for our Beavers, these kinds of activities are great for badge work too.
The Beavers have been just as busy indoors, too. Tonight, the Beavers worked in their lodges to build castles out of junk. All four of the models were fantastic, but the best models showed some real teamwork, supported by our team of leaders and other adult volunteers. We thought Red Lodge’s castle showed the best design, which they gave the appropriate name of Hogwarts.
255th Beavers visited Greville Smyth Park on a sunny Monday evening last week, where they had a chance to try their hand at three British traditions.
First, they had a go at welly wanging, from Yorkshire. The challenge was to see who could throw a Wellington boot the furthest. Congratulations to Zach, who was the clear winner.
Second, the Beavers had a chance to try caber tossing, from the Scottish Highland Games. It may not have been a full-sized caber, but some of the Beavers showed great technique. The winner was Morgan, by a country mile.
Finally, and most hysterically, the Beavers had a go at our local tradition of cheese rolling, from Gloucestershire. After practising individually with Babybels, the Beavers all ran together. Well done to Zachary for catching the big cheese!
As well as trying several fun new activities, the Beavers worked towards their old Global Challenge or new My World Challenge. Following the Sleepover and other recent activities, there will be a lot of badges to hand out on Monday!
Coming soon: A gallery of the photos from the Sleepover, once we have got everything together.