This weekend our Beaver Scouts camped out in their living rooms, bunked in blanket forts or dens for a winter Camp at Home.
On a packed Saturday while the weather was being miserable and predictably winterish, nineteen of our Beaver Scouts took part in all manner of practical activities at home.
With a distinctly international flavour, our young Scouts created their own flags for their temporary camps, made water filters to clean dirty water and even made tasty treats while learning about Fairtrade products.
The activities also included traditional Scouting skills as well such as pioneering to make a flag pole and lighting a candle to toast marshmallows – truly a skill for life.
The event was organised by our volunteer leaders with videos recorded for the activities during the event and in the run up with skills such as how to prepare their bed. A lot of the materials they needed were dropped to their doorstep ready for the Beavers to get stuck in.
I was so proud to see so many of our Beavers give it a go and try something new. My thanks go to the parents who in many ways acted as my hands on the ground for this.Steven Osborn, Beaver Scout Leader
Our Beaver Scouts are looking to grow and have spaces for more young people to have fun and for more adults to join our volunteering team.
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Here are just a small number of pictures from a few of our Beavers to show how much fun they’re getting up to.