2014 BEAVER SUNFLOWER CHALLENGE

April 3, 2014 in Beavers

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imageThis year the Island Beavers have been challenged to a Sunflower Competition. Each Beaver is to grow a Sunflower and have their photo taken next to their Sunflower to earn a certificate. There will be a trophy awarded to the Beaver in each Colony whose Sunflower is the tallest.

Last week Finley’s Granddad came along to our Beaver Meeting with Sunflower seeds, pots, compost and instructions, and helped the Beavers to plant their seeds. The Beavers took their seeds home with a set of instructions about how to look after them while they grow. Many thanks to Kevin – Finley’s Granddad and good luck to the Beavers.

Beavers Ten Pin Bowling

March 25, 2014 in Beavers

imageOver the weekend, 11 of the Island’s Beaver Colonies took part in a Ten Pin Bowling Competition at Sure Strike Bowling & Leisure Centre in Ramsey. There were individual trophies for the Best Beaver – Under 7 (which went to Laxey) and the Best Beaver 7 & Over which went to William C. of 2nd Onchan Tuesday Beavers. There was also a Colony trophy for the highest average score per Colony – which also went to Laxey.

Eleven Thursday Beavers and 15 Tuesday Beavers took part in the competition. The boys did brilliantly and really enjoyed themselves. William C from Tuesday won the 7 & Over – Well Done! Ben B from Thursday came 3rd in the same category. George from Tuesday was 7th in the 7 & Under age group, and Finley M from Thursday came 6th – well done boys!

Thursday Beavers were piped into 3rd place in the overall scores, with Tuesday coming a very respectable 7th. Well done to everyone who took part.

Beavers Healthy Picnic

March 10, 2014 in Beavers

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Last week Thursday Beavers each brought a Healthy Picnic to their Beaver Meeting, as part of their Outdoor Challenge and Healthy Eating Activity Badge. We talked about the healthy food imagethat they had in their picnic – which included fruit and brown bread sandwiches and we even had some broccoli. Beavers were also allowed to bring a treat, so we also talked about different sorts of unhealthy food and the importance of limiting food containing lots of sugar and salt.

Beavers Three Legs Challenge

February 24, 2014 in Beavers

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Last weekend, Tuesday and Thursday Beavers completed the 2nd leg of the Three Legs Challenge 2014. Seven Beavers from each Colony joined other Beavers from the Island for the walk from St John’s to Crosby along the Heritage Trail. The path was wet and very muddy in places, but the sun came out as the walk got underway.

The Beavers – along with mums and dads, grandmas and granddads, brothers and sisters and dogs – walked the route in about an hour and a half. A great effort – well done!

Four Beavers from the Thursday Colony have now completed all three legs of the 2013/14 Challenge – so very well done to Ryan E., Stephen H., Oscar N. and Dylan T. who have gained their 3 Legs Challenge Badge.

15 Years Service

December 16, 2013 in Beavers

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Beaver Scout Leader Steve Karran, was presented with his 15 Years Service Award last week by the Island Commissioner Guy Thompson, who was helped out by one of our Beaver Scouts.

The Group congratulations Steve on his long service and long may it continue.