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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

Cub Activity Badges

Just a couple of badge suggestions for Cubs to keep themselves busy during the lock down period.

Book Reader Activity Badge.

How to earn your badge.

Make a list of at least six books you have read or used recently. Books you have read on an e-reader count too. Name the authors of your books. Tell your leader or other Cubs something about three of your books. At least one book should be fiction and one should be non-fiction. Show that you know how to care for your books and know the benefits a library can bring to people who enjoy reading. Show that you can use a dictionary and a thesaurus. Write a review of your favourite book and share it with your Sixer, an Explorer Scout Young Leader or your Cub Leader.

Home Help Activity Badge.

How to earn your badge Plan, cook and serve a simple one-course meal. Wash up afterwards. Show how to clean a saucepan or other cooking utensils, cutlery and glasses. You could use a dishwasher for this step, including loading and unloading it. Help sort out the washing. Load and unload the washing machine. Iron at least two items. They could be things like pillowcases, t-shirts or trousers. Sew on a button. Help to clean and tidy a living room. Clean at least two items in your home. They could be things like a basin or kitchen cupboard, silverware or brass. Take sheets, pillow covers and the duvet cover off a bed and help to put clean ones on. Make your own bed for a week.

Home Safety Activity Badge.

How to earn your badge: Find out what to do about a burst water pipe, gas leak or electricity power failure in your home. Identify the common causes of accidents in the home. How they can be prevented? Find out how to protect your home from crime. Find out where the nearest public telephone box is to your house. Where else could you make an emergency call if the public telephone wasn’t working? Make a list of useful emergency numbers.

Scouting Can Continue…

Hello everyone

We hope everyone is well.

Scout meetings and events may be suspended at the moment but that doesn’t mean Scouting has to stop altogether!

We’ve added a new section to our website – Self-Scouting! The plan is to post information on activities and badges that all our young members can work on until meetings resume.

Keep “evidence” for the badges and bring it along when we return. You could even post pictures, comments, advice on our Facebook page or e-mail it to info@7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk and we will get it on the website.

Keep safe everyone please, look after everyone and keep Scouting!

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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Group Calendar 2020

Group Calendar 2020

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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