Thursday Beavers – July Update

ONCHAN WETLANDS – 9 JULY

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Last week Thursday Beavers met with Dawn from the Manx Wildlife Trust at Onchan Wetlands. It was a lovely evening and the Beavers were all interested to hear about the Wetlands and see some of the wildlife living there. There was a chance to observe some pond dipping and for the Beavers to take to the boardwalk.

The visit enabled some of our Beavers to complete their Global Challenge Awards, the final step in a series of challenges, and go on to earn their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award.

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CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD – 16 JULY

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Ash, our Group Scout Leader, presented three of our Beavers with their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This is a highly prestigious Award, and can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the Beavers have to work hard to make this happen, often completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Juan, Joseph and Sam. Many thanks to Ash for presenting the Awards and very well done boys!

Beavers: Cakes & Chief Scouts Bronze Award

CAKE DECORATING – THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER 2014

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imageJust before Half Term, Thursday Beavers had a visit from the Cake Lady! Joseph’s Granny brought along some cup cakes and shortbread biscuits (made by Joseph) for the Beavers to decorate in spooky Halloween designs. The Beavers had a brilliant time and created some lovely looking cakes and biscuits which they took home to share with their families.

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD

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Big Beaver Bev also joined us at our meeting to present one of our Beavers with his Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This is a highly prestigious Award, and can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and Charlie has worked hard to make this happen, often completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Charlie M and many thanks to Bev for presenting the Award.

Thursday Beavers News

PILOT – THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2014

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imageThursday Beavers had a visit from a Pilot on Thursday! Ian spoke to the Beavers about his experiences of flying a small aircraft. He also explained to the Beavers about the four forces acting on an aeroplane – thrust, lift, drag and weight. He even demonstrated the theory of gravity by allowing a Beaver to drop an apple on his head!

Ian showed the Beavers some wonderful photographs from his flights over America and also the Isle of Man, and the Beavers had fun trying to identify the different places.

SCOUT GROUP AWARDS NIGHT – FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER

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Congratulations to all those nominated for the Best Beaver and the most Enthusiastic Beaver Awards at the recent Scout Group Awards Night, and very well done to Ryan E. – Winner of the Best Beaver Award and Stephen H. – Winner of the most Enthusiastic Beaver Award.

We also presented two Chief Scout’s Bronze Awards on Friday to Jacob H and Fergus W. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges. Jacob and Fergus have worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So massive congratulations go to them both.

Thursday Beavers – End of Term

MOVING ON

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Thursday Beavers have reached the end of yet another term – which means it is time to say goodbye to some of our older Beavers who have reached the age of 8 and are ready to move on to Cubs. Ryan E, Oscar N, Stephen H and Thomas M all received their Moving On Certificate and Badges, and are all going to Manannan Cubs. We have really enjoyed having the boys in Beavers and can’t believe it is time for them to go to Cubs already! They have all been well behaved and enthusiastic and we will really miss them, but wish them all the very best at Cubs.

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD

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imageLast week four of our Beavers gained their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award – Oscar N, Stephen H, Oscar W and Matthew H. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the boys have worked really hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Oscar N and Stephen H, and also to our younger Beavers – Oscar W and Matthew H who are still only 6 years old!

SHIP SHORE CHAMPION 2014

imageThursday Beavers have continued their Ship Shore Competition for another term. This term the scores were as close as ever. In third place were Matthew H, Oscar W and Ben B. In second place was Thomas M and our new Ship Shore Champion Summer 2014 was Ryan E! All finalists received a certificate of congratulations and Ryan received a small trophy. Well done Ryan!

SUNFLOWER CHAMPION 2014

imageThis year the Island Beavers have been challenged to a Sunflower Competition. Each Beaver was asked to grow a Sunflower, then have their photo taken next to it to earn a certificate. There was also a trophy awarded to the Beaver in each Colony whose Sunflower was the tallest. Thursday Beavers planted their Sunflower seeds at the end of March and took their seeds home with a set of instructions about how to look after them while they grew. We received 9 photographs and measurements at the end of the Competition on 10 July. The winner of the Trophy was Jack W whose Sunflower grew to a magnificent height of 210cm. Well done Jack! In second place was Harry J with 175cm and joint third were Joseph K and Oscar N with 125cm. Well done everyone – some fantastic results and lovely looking Sunflowers.

CHIPS

imageAs it was our last meeting before the Summer Holidays, Thursday Beavers walked from the Scout Hall to Port Jack Glen, where they enjoyed some chips! It has been another fantastic and busy year of Scouting for Thursday Beavers. We have awarded lots of activity and challenge badges which the Beavers have to work very hard for, as well as a good number of Chief Scout’s Bronze Awards. Our thanks go to everyone who has helped and supported us through the year. Hope you all have a fantastic summer –Jackie, Lee, Chris & Steve.

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Thursday Beavers News

INVESTITURES

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At our last meeting Thursday Beavers welcomed six new Beavers into their Colony – they were Samuel, Colby, Sam, Nicholas, Joseph and Juan. The boys have all settled in very quickly and they were really excited and looking forward to getting invested and receiving their badges and scarves. Welcome to all our new starters – we hope you enjoy your time with Thursday Beavers and 2nd Onchan Scout Group.

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD

imageThursday Beavers had a special visitor on Thursday – Andrew Galka our Cub Scout Leader with Manannan Pack. Andrew joined us to present a very special award to Harry who has gained his Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges. Harry is only just 7 years old and has completed all his Challenges in just under a year at Beavers. Harry has worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So massive congratulations go to Harry and many thanks to Andrew for presenting the Award.

News from Thursday Beaver Colony

JAMBOREE

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Thursday Beavers had a visit from their Group Scout Leader – Ash last week. The Beavers have been learning about Japan and International Scouting as part of their Friendship and Global Challenge Badges, and Ash came to the meeting to speak to the Beavers about the World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in Japan next year. The Beavers found out how long it would take to get to Japan, how many Scouts would be there from all over the World and the special neckerchiefs that the representatives for the Isle of Man will wear at the Jamboree.

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD

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Ash also presented two of our Beavers with their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This is a highly prestigious Award, and can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the Beavers have to work hard to make this happen, often completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Finley and Thomas. Many thanks to Ash for presenting the Awards and very well done boys!

GOODBYE

imageIt was good timing that Finley achieved his Chief Scout Bronze Award as it was his last evening at 2nd Onchan Thursday Beavers. Finley and his family are moving to the UK, so we also presented Finley with a card signed by all his friends at Thursday Beavers. We would like to wish Finley and his family all the very best for their new life over the water.

Thursday Beavers had a visit from their Group Scout Leader – Ash last week. The Beavers have been learning about Japan and International Scouting as part of their Friendship and Global Challenge Badges, and Ash came to the meeting to speak to the Beavers about the World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in Japan next year. The Beavers found out how long it would take to get to Japan, how many Scouts would be there from all over the World and the special neckerchiefs that the representatives for the Isle of Man will wear at the Jamboree.

Thursday Beavers Update

MOVING ON – APRIL 2014

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Thursday Beavers have reached the end of yet another term – and that means it is time to say goodbye to our Beavers who are Moving On to Cubs. Luke, Tay, Harry, Dylan and Ashton were all presented with their Moving On certificate and badge. Three of our Beavers are off to Snaefell Cub Pack after Easter, and two are going to Manannan. We will miss them all at Thursday Beavers, but we wish them all the very best in Cubs. Our thanks also to our supportive parents, we will miss you too.

SHIP SHORE CHAMPION SPRING 2014

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We have just completed our third Ship Shore Competition for the Winter/Spring Term of 2014. Once again the scores were as close as ever. In third place was one of our younger Beavers, who will be challenging for the title in the future – Oscar W. In second place was Ryan, who has finished third in the previous two competitions, and our Ship Shore Champion for Spring 2014, for a second term, is Harry C! All three received a certificate of congratulations and Harry received a small trophy. Well done Harry! Harry is off to Cubs after Easter, so next term there will be a new Ship Shore Champion crowned!

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD

imageThis month we also presented two of our Beavers with their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. Chris, our Snaefell Cub Leader, kindly agreed to come and present the Awards to two of the Beavers who are moving on to Snaefell Cubs after Easter. This is a highly prestigious Award, and can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the Beavers have to work hard to make this happen, often completing activities at home when necessary. So our massive congratulations go to Luke and Tay. Many thanks to Chris and very well done boys!

Thursday Beavers Chief Scouts Bronze Award

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Last week two Beavers from the Thursday Colony gained their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award – Harry C and Ashton Q. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and the boys have worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. Our congratulations go to Harry and Ashton, with many thanks to Ash for presenting the awards.

Thursday Beavers Update

INVESTITURES – 6. February 2014

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Last week Thursday Beavers welcomed three new Beavers into their Colony – they were Alex H-B., Jack W. and Ben Y. The boys have all settled in very quickly and they were really excited and looking forward to getting invested and receiving their badges and scarves. Welcome to all our new starters – we hope you enjoy your time with Thursday Beavers and 2nd Onchan Scout Group.

DID YOU KNOW? – 13. February 2014

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Last night Thursday Beavers put on a short Performance for their parents called Did You Know? The Performance was all about Beavers and Scouting and was a chance for our Beavers to share some interesting facts and information with their parents. The Beavers performed brilliantly, speaking nice and clearly and loudly – Well Done! They also each achieved their Creative Activity Badge.

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CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARD – 13. February 2014

imageLast night Thursday Beavers had a visit from the Assistant Island Commissioner for Beavers – Big Beaver – Bev Hewson. Bev presented a very special award to Ryan E., who has gained his Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and Ryan has worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So massive congratulations go to Ryan and many thanks to Bev for presenting the award.

HOMEWORK – 13. February 2014

imageBeavers liked to earn badges and have the opportunity to take part in badge-work activities during our meetings. It is not always possible to complete all the requirements during our meetings and Beavers have the option to do some of the badge-work activities at home. They can do as little or as much as they like. I am always impressed by the effort that Beavers put in to completing their activities and would like to share that with you. Here is some work by Harry C. from Thursday Beavers. Harry had to find out four facts about another country. Harry put together a lovely poster detailing some interesting facts about Australia. Well done Harry!

Island Commissioner and Chief Scouts Bronze Award

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Last night Thursday Beavers had a visit from the new Island Commissioner for Scouting – Guy Thompson. Guy called by to introduce himself and to meet the Beavers. Whilst he was there, Guy was also able to present a very special award to Evan W., who has gained his Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. This prestigious Award can only be achieved by Beavers who have completed all six of their Beaver Scout Challenge Awards (Promise, Friendship, Fitness, Creative, Global and Outdoor). It can take up to two years to complete these challenges and Evan has worked hard to make this happen, completing activities at home when necessary. So massive congratulations go to Evan and many thanks to Guy for presenting the award.