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Scouting doesn’t Stop…

Hello everyone. We very much hope everyone is safe and well.

Week 2 and another Thursday may have sadly passed without a Beaver meeting but we are very keen that Scouting continues. So to add to last week’s Activity Badges, here are another two that Beavers may wish to think about trying.

We thought this week we could start by getting our imaginations going by looking at the Creative Activity Badge.

To earn this badge, Beavers need to:

  1. Do a performance. You could try one of these:
    • a poem
    • a puppet show
    • a short story
    • a dance
    • any other relevant activity
  2. Try a craft. You could make one of these:
    • a card – Easter, birthday, Father’s Day
    • seasonal item, like a decoration for a faith festival
    • glass painting
    • plate painting  
    • any other relevant activity
  3. Construct something. You could do one of these:
    • make something that has moving parts, using recycled materials
    • use Lego or Meccano to build something
    • make something from clay or plasticine
    • make something from boxes and cartons
    • any other relevant activity
  4. Use your imagination. You could do one of these:
    • draw a picture, or make a model or collage, of what the world might be like in 100 years
    • create a cartoon character and write a short comic strip telling a simple story
    • create a superhero and tell others what superpowers they have
    • any other relevant activity

Another Activity Badge to try could be the Space Activity badge.

To earn this badge, Beaver Scouts need to:

  1. Be able to say what you can see in the night sky. It could be stars, the moon or planets.
  2. Point out and name at least one constellation you can see.
  3. Name the eight planets in our solar system and draw or make a model of one of the planets. You could use papier-mache to make your model, for example.
  4. Find out about a space mission, an astronaut or a planet in our solar system.

We are always super-flexible when it comes to the “evidence” Beavers produce to earn any badge. As with all Scouting activities, we are just looking for everyone to “do their best”.

Remember, please keep all your hard work so you can bring it along when we return. Feel free to post any pictures, progress reports or comments on our Facebook page or e-mail them to info@7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk.

If none of these badges are of interest, all the Beaver Scout Activity badges can be found at:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/beavers/activity-badges/

There’s also a whole lot of activities at:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

to be carried out indoors.

Good luck, keep safe and keep Scouting everyone!

Hello everyone. We hope everyone is well.

Since it seems we are all going to be spending more time indoors for the next wee while, I thought an appropriate first recommendation might be the BOOK READER ACTIVITY BADGE.

To gain this badge, Beavers need to:

  1. Design a cover for your favourite book. Be able to tell us all why this book is your favourite.
  2. Read at least six books. Books you have read on an e-reader count too.
  3. Show that you know how to look after a book.
  4. Make a bookmark and explain what bookmarks are for.

Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more hands-on, how about trying the BUILDER ACTIVITY BADGE. To gain this badge, Beavers need to:

  1. Design a model of something you would like to build. The design can be on paper or a computer.
  2. Make a list of all the items you are going to need to build your idea.
  3. Build your idea using the list of items you need. Your model could be made using building blocks, gears or recycled items such as toilet roll tubes or cardboard boxes.
  4. Be able to explain to us all how long your build took to finish, if anything went wrong and what you would change if you built it again.

Remember, please keep all your hard work so you can bring it along when we return. Feel free to post any pictures, progress reports or comments on our Facebook page or e-mail them to info@7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk.

If none of these badges are of interest, all the Beaver Scout Activity badges can be found at:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/beavers/activity-badges/

There’s also a whole lot of activities at:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

to be carried out indoors.

Good luck and get Scouting everyone!

'Link' Post | By on 23rd March 2020

Coronavirus – Scout Group Activities

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Scout Association has instructed that all Scout meetings and events be suspended until further notice.

Since the safety and wellbeing of all our members – young and less-so – is always our number one priority, all Whitburn Scout Group activities will no longer take place until we are advised it is safe to do so.

We will of course post here, on our Facebook page and through OSM any developments when they happen.

Please look after yourself and others and we will be back as soon as we are able to be.

REMINDER: Beaver Trip to Wonder World

Any Beaver Scout wishing to attend Saturday’s trip to Wonder World in Falkirk needs to hand in their consent form tomorrow please.

The bus is leaving Brucefield Church at 9.30 am on Saturday morning and we intend returning to Brucefield at around 12.30 pm.

There is no cost to parents for this trip as it will be paid for through Group funds. All Beaver should wear their sweatshirt and necker for travelling purposes. Drinks will be provided.

Wonder World has Go-Karts costing £1 to drive. Anyone wishing to use these should bring some money.

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Meetings Resume

Happy New Year to All!

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings started back on Tuesday and so do Beaver and Cub Scouts tonight.

We currently have spaces for new people within our Scout Troop (Tuesdays, 6.30 – 8.30 pm for young people aged 10 – 14 years old), the Explorer Scouts (Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9.30 pm for young people aged 14 – 18 years old) and within our second Beaver Colony (Thursdays, 6.45 – 7.45 pm for young people aged 6 – 8 years old).

We currently have a waiting list operating for our Cub Scout Pack (Thursdays, 6.15 – 7.45 pm for young people aged 8 – 10 years old) and our first Beaver Colony (Thursdays, 5.30 – 6.30 pm for young people aged 6 – 8 years old). Please get in touch through the website, our Facebook page or by contacting Gavin on 01501 773519 if you’d like placed on the waiting list.

All our Sections deliver the Scout Association’s dynamic and fun programme providing young people with the chance to develop a wide range of crucial life skills through fun activities and experiences.

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Wood Badge Award

Congratulations to Neil Brodie, one of our Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders, who was awarded his Wood Badge at the final Beaver Scout meeting of the year. It was presented by District Commissioner Neil Rowland.

Gaining the Wood Badge signifies that Neil has completed all his training to be a fully-warranted leader. Neil deserves considerable praise for all the time and hard work he has given to achieve this award. Very well done!

REMINDER: Pantomime

Buses for tomorrow’s pantomime outing to Jack and the Beanstalk at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, will leave Brucefield Church at 1 pm for the performance starting at 2 pm.

We hope to be back at Brucefield for approximately 5.15 pm.

We ask that all Beavers, Cub Scouts and Scouts wear full uniform.

We have a few tickets spare so if anyone would like to come along please contact Gavin on 01501 773519 or through our Facebook page.

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Christmas Holidays

All Scout Group meetings have now finished for the year.

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings will resume on Tuesday 7th January 2020 and Beaver and Cub Scout meetings on Thursday 9th January 2020.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2020.

Although of course we’ll see many of you on the 30th December for the pantomime outing! We’ll post a reminder nearer the time.

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Scout Post 2019 Results

2019’s Christmas Post is complete! 8137 cards were delivered this year raising the over £2300 for Group Funds.

Thank you so much to all families who helped with delivering cards. We had a few rather wet and wild deliveries this year, but it didn’t deter us.

We would also like to thank those shops who collect cards from the public. Their support is invaluable and hugely appreciated.

Scout Post – Final Delivery

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped out with a delivery this year. The weather has not been particularly kind so everyone’s attendance and efforts so far are very much appreciated.

Saturday is the final delivery and the weather forecast is looking better. If you have helped with a delivery, you’ve done your bit – thank you. If you haven’t, please come along to Brucefield Church at 9.30 am on Saturday. If anyone wishes to help again then you certainly wouldn’t be turned away!

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