Beavers

The Beavers is a Scout group for boys aged 6 – 8 yrs old. We meet on a Monday night from 6.30 p.m – 7.30 p.m. We at present have 18 boys in the group. All the leaders are volunteers. At the moment, we have four Beaver leaders; Kate, Emma, Mark and Myself. All Scout leaders undergo a police check and compulsory training.

The fees are £20.00 per term which covers the cost of rent, badges, activities, trips and materials. There is a capitation fee of £25.00 per year, which is paid to the Scout association. This covers insurance, the running of the Scout association and some training.

A Beaver boy who has not been invested is called a ‘Kit’. After 4 – 5 weeks a ‘Kit’ is invested and becomes a Beaver. Parents and family are invited in to watch their child’s investiture.

The Beaver Motto is ‘be prepared’.

Beaver Scouts do the following activities:-

They explore the world around them e.g.
Learn about themselves
Get to know other people
Discover creativity and practical skills
Discover beliefs and attitudes
Making footprints in the snow
What colour eyes do I have
Visits out, other Groups
Craft, sports day
Learn about other cultures

Here are some of this terms activities,

  • knot work and basic first aid
  • joint Beaver and Cubs making fathers day gift
  • walk around Westlands
  • French evening
  • Games night and Beavers personal challenges for the school holidays
  • log chew and visitor

Annually we have the ‘ 5-a-side football’ competition, everyone who turns up gets to play, ‘Sports day’ and a trip out, last years was to Cadburys world and ‘Birmingham Sea Life Centre’ and a trip to Kibblesone camp’.

We go to church parade once a month, also ‘St Georges Day Parade’, in Newcastle town centre, where we join Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from other groups in the Newcastle district, and parade down the town centre into St. Giles church.

We have a very busy programme and lots of fun.

We are very over subscribed and you need to put your child’s name on the waiting list, as soon as possible.

To find out more, why not visit the Westlands Beaver Scout website or contact Nikki Thom on 07970 063573 or email: nikkithom80@hotmail.co.uk