Beavers are 6-8 years old, and are the youngest section in the Scouting family. They meet from 5:30 to 6:45pm on Tuesdays, and enjoy a range of fun activities including crafts, cooking and sports, as well as plenty of games and fun.
Beavers love earning badges with their friends, and there are a wide variety on offer - visit https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=11,18 to find out about all the different badges they can work towards.
Beavers have been working on their Safety badge this term (Summer 2018). Visiting Lewisham fire station to climb in the fire engines and try out the hoses, going on a road safety walk and learning about the Green Cross Code. The Beavers wanted to try making slime, so we tried out two different recipes and had lots of fun! We also have been taking advantage of the lovely weather and tried tracking in the park, learnt to play rounders and drawn a map of the local area by going on a walk and drawing what we saw onto a road map!
Recently our Beavers have been learning about science - they have been doing their Experiment activity badge and have exploded volcanoes, raced cars down slopes, made slime and (attempted!) to make boats that can float on water! Last term (Spring 2018) they enjoyed an activity day at our local campsite and a community-themed sleepover, visiting the local delivery office and the library. They also worked with the Hither Green Community Association, painting, planting seeds and making bird feeders.
In 2017 they had a Roman themed sleepover in the church hall (£8), some staying away from home without their parents for the first time. They made and lit oil lamps, tried some Roman foods (dates, persimmons and 'doormice'!), created mosaics, and the Scouts (10-14 year olds) came along and helped the Beavers build chariots using six-foot wooden poles and ropes - which they then got to sit on for a race!
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Beavers have also been having adventures as 'Heroes', designing their own superheroes and performing short plays about them, and learning about real-life heroes like firefighters and paramedics. They even learnt how they can be heroes themselves, and gained their Emergency Aid badges by learning to put on plasters and bandages, and how and when to call the emergency services. They also made cherry cupcakes, learnt to play badminton and talked about how to stay safe at home.
Beavers also enjoyed a trip to Chislehurst Caves in February 2017 where they saw caves from thousands of years ago, including an underground pool and an ancient Pagan chapel!
In autumn 2016, Beavers had fun learning all about space. They made aliens from dough, drew the planets in order, and talked about life on other worlds. They learnt about healthy eating, made a healthy snack of hummus and pitta bread, tried an assault course and a fitness challenge, and had a games night where we tried new sports. They also built a giant marble run, made gingerbread, and had sparklers for Fireworks Night!
In summer 2016, the Beavers went out and about, creating flower pictures in the park and playing lots of games out of doors. They also went to outer space in a 'spaceship' they built themselves and made friends with some scary aliens by feeding them delicious space food. They also got creative, making beautiful painted plates and creating their own puppets before using them in a play they wrote themselves! Have a look on our 'Photos' tab to see more.
Earlier in the year, they had a French themed evening, tried mini pioneering and learnt some basic knots. We also celebrated St David's day by baking Welshcakes and making love spoons, made pancakes and had a pancake tossing competition, learnt a new song and practised basic First Aid skills. In Autumn 2015, the Beavers made ice cream, tried out some science experiments, wrote superhero comics and learnt about road safety.