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Calling all Beavers!

First, we hope that everyone is safe and well 😊

We are hoping to try a weekly online Beaver meeting through Zoom. Planned starting date on Thursday 30th April at 6pm for approximately 30-40 mins. 

Each meeting would require a parent to be online with their child to help with activities, but also for child protection reasons. 

Each meeting would include an art activity, a (silly!) game and a wee challenge to practise for the following week. We would let you know in advance what you would require ie paper, colouring pens and scissors. We promise to keep things simple for you all 😊

If you would be interested in your child joining in can you please “like” the Facebook post to help us judge numbers. 

I will post again later with more information and a time for a “trial” Zoom meeting on Thursday, to make sure everyone is comfortable with the platform. 

Take care 😊

Elaine

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!

Beaver Trip to East Links

The Beaver Scouts are going to East Links Family Park, near Dunbar on Saturday – 1 June 2019.

The bus is leaving Brucefield Church at 9 am and we intend returning at approximately 5 pm.

Beavers are asked to wear their uniform, bring a jacket and a packed lunch. There is a gift shop that the children may wish to visit.

Anyone wishing to go who has not already returned a consent form, please do so on Thursday. If a consent form is needed or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to any leader on Thursday.

Beavers and Cub Scouts at Polkemmet

Due to the halls being used for the European Elections on Thursday (23 May 2019), Beaver and Cub Scouts will be going to Polkemmet Country Park for the evening.

We ask that the Cubs and Beavers – from BOTH Beavers groups – are dropped off at Polkemmet at 6 pm and collected once again at 7.30 pm.  We intend gathering at and departing from the car park nearest to the adventure play area – close to the park’s Visitor Centre.  Parents may of course wish to consider sharing transport if convenient.

Everyone is asked to wear their normal Thursday night uniform but wear sensible outdoor footwear and a jacket may be useful depending on the weather.  Drinks and a snack will be provided during the evening.

If transport is an issue please contact one of the leaders and arrangements will be made to get any kids to and from Polkemmet.

As with other outings to Polkemmet, if the weather is poor then sadly the evening will have to be cancelled as no alternative accommodation is available to us.   Please do not go to Polkemmet if the weather is not suitable for being outdoors.  Please use your own judgement and if in doubt, contact Gavin on 743288 AFTER 4.30 PM ON THE THURSDAY EVENING.  We will also post any information on our website and Facebook page.

Beaver and Cub Scouts are Back!

Beaver and Cub Scout meetings start back tonight – 10th January 2019.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back after the Christmas break and are always happy to see new faces.

Beaver Scouts are for young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There are two meetings on a Thursday evening: 5.30 – 6.30 pm and 6.45 – 7.45 pm. Cub meetings also take place on a Thursday from 6.15 – 7.45 pm and are for young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years old. We meet at Brucefield Church, East Main Street, Whitburn.

Simply come along or call Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519 for more information.

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Beaver Outing – Glasgow Transport/Riverside Museum

With this trip due to take place on Saturday – 17th November – please can we ask that anyone wishing to go return consent forms this evening please.

 

The bus is departing Brucefield Church at 9.30 am and we anticipate returning around 3 pm.

 

All Beavers are required to wear their normal Thursday night uniform, bring a packed lunch and, should they wish, some money for the obligatory gift shop.

Scout Post Forms

Please can we ask that Scout Post rota forms be returned today, 13th November by Scouts and Explorers and on Thursday 15th November for Beaver and Cub Scouts.

 

The Scout Post is the Group’s major fundraising event of the year and also a much relied upon service by many in the local community.

 

Every member benefits from the Scout Post.  The money is used to pay our membership fee to the Scout Association and to help fund the Group for the year ahead – reducing what we need to ask parents to pay.

 

Because all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers gain from the Post we ask all families to help with one delivery.  Cards are already sorted, we try hard to give people delivery areas they know and will always provide as much help as possible.  It really is simple!

 

Many thanks for your support!

Letters

A number of letters have went out over recent weeks.  These have been in relation to:

 

  1. Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service taking place on the 11 November 2018
  2. Our annual Pantomime outing to the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, this year to see Aladdin, on Sunday 30 December 2018
  3. The annual Scout Post fundraising delivery service during much of the month of December and asking for families to assist with the delivery of cards
  4. FOR BEAVER SCOUTS ONLY – the proposed outing to the Riverside/Transport Museum in Glasgow on Saturday 17 November 2018.

 

If you didn’t receive any of these letters then please speak to a leader for a copy.

The pantomime and Beaver outings require a completed consent form returned by those wishing to attend.  We ask that all families do their upmost to help with the Scout Post as every member benefits from the money raised.

We’ll post updates and reminders closer to the time of events.

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Ceilidh Appeal

The Group’s Family Ceilidh is due to take place on Friday 5 October 2018.

 

In order for the Group to be able to cover the cost of the band and food and there being enough people to make the event a fun and worthwhile evening for all there, we really need more people to come along.

 

It is taking place in Whitburn Bowling Club starting at 7.30 pm.  Tickets cost £9 for adults and £4.50 for children.  Along with some ceilidh dancing there is a raffle and buffet.  It is very much an informal occasion and no previous ceilidh experience is necessary – it really is all just a bit of fun!

 

If you can, please support this event.  Come along.  Bring your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

 

Speak to any leader or call Louise or Gavin on 01501 773519 for tickets or more information.

 

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Welcome Back

We hope everyone had a terrific summer and are ready for another busy and fun Scouting term ahead.

 

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings started back on Tuesday, 21st August and Beaver and Cub Scout meetings resume on Thursday 23rd August.  Spaces are available within all sections so simply come along on a meeting night or contact us via the website or by calling 01501 773519.

 

August subscription letters will be going out to all and camp letters and consent forms to Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for the Group Camp in September.

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