Category: Beavers

AGM and Monopoly Run

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During our AGM weekend we organised a family Monopoly Run challenge. Teams had to collect as many “properties” as they could by visiting the location and taking a photo there. Competition was fierce – we had 3 teams collect all locations. Well done to Team Laffling who won the Beaver category (they had the strategy to go over time, but they gained more extra points than penalties!), Team Sanders who won the Cub category on the cycle version, and team Napthen who ran round the walking version in a mere 1 hour 12 minutes!

Team Category Score Penalty Bonus Time Total
Laffling Beavers 5390 -660.0 1900.0 2:33 6630
Team Green Beavers 4590 0.0 800.0 1:33 5390
Widdowson A Team Beavers 3940 -240.0 500.0 2:12 4200
Team Le Gouais Beavers 2320 0.0 400.0 1:45 2720
The Dents Beavers 1080 0.0 200.0 1280
Sanders Cubs 3890 -20.0 500.0 2:01 4370
Napthen Scouts 5390 0.0 1900.0 1:12 7290
Stephens Scouts 5390 0.0 1900.0 1:47 7290
Kabir Scouts 4150 0.0 700.0 1:58 4850
Omar Family Scouts 2520 0.0 500.0 1:59 3020
Howarth3 Scouts 2230 0.0 400.0 2630
Dennis Scouts 1890 0.0 400.0 2290
Limb unofficial Explorers 3430 500.0 1:44 3930

TGI weekender!!

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Let’s start off with our introduction from Bear Grills; it all started with that first video that got us going on these fun activities. Here is a picture of a den that was built for our second activity. As you can see it wasn’t quite finished yet but just like the TGI weekender it ended up absolutely awesome

Den building 101

Then onto the amazing reaction rockets. This was a real challenge, at first, our rocket didn’t want to stand upright because the straws weren’t taped up correctly. This was soon fixed and then we were ready for the reaction. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get all the bicarbonate of Soda into the bottle quick enough so when we sealed it not enough pressure built up and it didn’t go anywhere! Then we added a lot more and it almost made it to Mars. NASA, are you listening? Check out these photos below!

Houston we have a problem
I’m flying in the air

The process of making one is hard so if you want to check out the TGI weekender website you can learn how to make one yourself.

After we completed the reaction rockets experiment, we moved onto a zoom call where we made matchstick crossbows, (I haven’t been able to complete mine yet). We also made chocolate tiffins, a hovercraft and more. Now that we had finished those fun filled activities it was time for dinner.

Wood you like this Matchstick crossbow

In the evening I had a great time singing camp fire songs (especially “I found a peanut”) – we could have won The Voice Kids! At the end of the day we were all super tired and some of us joined the bedtime stories zoom call where books like the jungle book were read. This was a fabulous camp and I would one hundred percent like to do this again. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

Written by: Luke

Group environmental project and AGM day.

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on the 7th of july the 27th scout group did an environmental project day in which there was 3 different activities.

1. A litter-picking session,

2. a church clean up and hedgehog home making session and

3. A garden makeover.

I was part of the garden makeover.

Before makeover, the whole garden, a bush

When we saw that we were meant to level this, i’m sure a few of us felt a little disheartened. But does that stop the 27th scouts? No it doesn’t. So we set of on the 2 hour makeover and sure enough, we started to make good progress. Discovering a part of the garden that had probably not seen sunlight for the better part of 3 years was interesting as there was a long forgotten water butt and a packet of unopened magic stars that were long out of date. Also, we had a little competition, Who can find the weirdest thing? Ranking 1st came a bird table which had been swallowed up by the bush. Ranking 2nd was a thermal jacket.

After about an hour we had finished a little more than half the garden and we were feeling proud. And for some reason, we were asked to keep the bush at the back of the garden. So we decided to keep it in style, we gave it a bowl cut (no bowls used). Soon we found that our Madingley Mulch cutting bags were full, so we did what was necessary and jumped on them. At the end of the session it was impossible to recognise the garden as it was before and we were ready for the AGM (annual group meeting) barbecue.

After the garden makeover:

Written by: Gabriel

Christmas Bingo

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This year’s Christmas Bingo will be on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 for all 3 sections. This is a Tuesday night, and will replace Beavers and Scouts and there will be no Cubs on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

Come along and play, all welcome, bring the whole family. There will also be a raffle on the evening. There will be lots of prizes. If any parents can help set up and clear down on the night please speak to your section Leader. Your help will be appreciated. Otherwise please come on down, sit back, relax – maybe even win a line or two.

The evening will be made up of 4 games of Bingo from 6.30 -7.30 followed by the raffle at 7.45pm. Refreshments will be available all evening. This is a change of format as we found that the younger ones were missing out on some of the fun.

There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, these will be available on the night and will cost £1 a book for 4 games. Raffle tickets will be available until 7.40pm.

Please see the flyer for further details.