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Chip Shop Walk 2019

We end our summer term with the yearly Chip Shop Walk. Along the way we identified trees and other natural objects such as rabbit burrows,butterflies and acorns. At the end we were all extremely hungry and ready for our fish and chips!

Camp Fire songs at Madley Park House

In preparation for our upcoming camp we practiced our campfire songs and went to Madley Park House. We performed our full range of campfire songs in front of a packed room and the residents joined in on many of the repeat songs. One of the audience turned out to be an ex scout leader who told us that our songs are very different from the ones he used to sing! This amazing performance by the beavers goes towards their creative activity badge and their musician level 1 badge.

Air Activities

The Beavers have been working on their Air Activities level 1 badge. This included designing their own aircraft and  making paper planes before seeing how well they flew.  Mike and Kerry who work for Air Tanker at RAF Brize Norton came along on one evening to talk to the beavers. During their visit the beavers found out about many different types of aircraft from paragliders to jet fighters. We then all boarded the Beaver airline flight and some of the beavers had a go at the preflight safety demonstration

Fire Lighting!

We went off to the woodland and with the help of the scout leaders all the beavers had the opportunity to learn how to light a fire! We all learnt fire safety and most importantly got to toast marshmallows over the fire we made!

Beaver Sleepover !

9 gallent and adventurous beavers braved danger and dragons at the weekend in our knights and dragons themed beaver sleepover! They all had loads of fun learning about St George and the Dragon at the campfire and undertook their own quest to find all of the dragons eggs and recounted the tale of their dangerous quest to the other beavers with wonderful costumes and some great acting skills! They all were brave enough and became knights of the scouting realm ! The beavers also learnt some important knightly skills such as washing and drying up and making their own breakfast of bacon and egg cups! All of this perilous adventure must have tired them out and they all slept soundly untill 6:30!              

St Andrews day celebration with the beavers!!

On the 29th November we learnt all about how the Union flag is made up of the flags of: St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. We also learnt that the 30th of November is St Andrews day ! To celebrate we tried some Scottish country dancing and haggis! All the beavers tried it and most liked it, with many wanting to take it home!

Remembrance Parade 2017

This year 6 Beavers took part in the Remembrance Parade with the other Scouts and Guides from North Leigh. We marched all the way to the church, we’d practiced marching the Wednesday before so we were experts! Everyone looked very smart in their uniforms and well done to our colour party who had to attend a practice the day before!

Aunt Sally and Skittles !

We had a great time this week even though it was raining the beavers went to the Masons Arms to play Aunt Sally and Skittles. Aunt Sally is an Oxfordshire game created by the Victorians where players try to knock the dolly (wooden skittle) of a post by throwing wooden batons.  Skittles is a traditional English game played across the country for hundreds of years. Both these activities contributed to their world challenge badge. We would like to thank everyone at the Masons Arms ! It was a great evening. Can you see Beanie Beaver joining in?