Thursday Beavers Update

SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 2018

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There was no better way to spend a wet January afternoon than watching Onchan Thursday Beavers storm to victory in the Island Beaver Five a Side Football Competition!!

Well done Thursday Bulls the Winners for the 4th year running, and our two other teams Goblins and Ravens!

It’s always a Thursday Beaver Colony effort – and we were all winners on the day!! Thanks to everyone – especially Rob, Dave, Darren, Bonnie and Michael for all your help, and all the parents who supported the afternoon, whether it was staying to watch or bringing the children along!

MANX DANCING – THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018

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imageWe had a fantastic night at Beavers learning Manx Dancing! Not only is Beavers an amazing opportunity to try and learn something new, it is also brilliant to see our talented parents (and Beavers) getting involved too! Well done everyone – great effort from you all, and some really good dancing!

Well done Joshua on a really wonderful solo performance and thank you to Joshua’s mum – Rachel, for teaching everyone the dance, and Ida for the accompanying music! This is one of the reasons that being involved in Scouting is so worthwhile (as well as winning the Island Football and Sports Competitions)!!

ISLE OF MAN PARLIAMENT – THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2018

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Thursday Beavers were very lucky to have a tour of the Isle of Man Parliament recently, organised and led by a dad (Andy) of one of our Beaver’s (Sam). The Beavers, parents and siblings all had a look around the various chambers learning lots of facts and information about the building, and the various roles and traditions.

We were very fortunate to have the Onchan MHKs – Rob Callister and Julie Edge – join us on the tour, and they both talked to the Beavers about their roles and responsibilities. We were also lucky to meet Mr Speaker (MHK – Juan Watterson) who very kindly got out his dress robe.

The Beavers took part in voting on questions such as ‘should school be banned?’ – which had a 50/50 split, so wasn’t passed and ‘should match attacks be allowed in school?’ – which was 16 in favour, 8 against!!

A very big thank you to our Beaver dads – Andy and Graeme – for organising the tour for us.

Thursday Beavers–April 2017

THREE LEGS CHALLENGE

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A lovely morning – very well done to the 12 Beavers who turned out for the walk this morning, and well done and thank you to all the parents and family members who joined us for the walk – we do appreciate it, and I think the Beavers love having you along! We were able to award some Three Leg Challenge Badges for those Beavers and Leaders who have completed all three walks, so well done to Charlotte​, Corben, Evan, James and Samson – you have now walked the entire length of the Heritage Trail!

MOVING ON to CUBS

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It is always a sad time when we say goodbye to Beavers, as they Move On to Cubs. These four have had a fantastic journey through Scouting already, and it has been lovely watching them grow in height and confidence!! Patrick has been with us the longest, arriving with his dad in March 2015 – it has to be said – not always easy having your parent as your Beaver Leader – you have to be extra well behaved and turn up to everything!! Good luck to you all as you continue your adventures in Scouting – Patrick, Vinnie, Sean and Jack.

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LODGE POINTS

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Well done AGAIN to Yellow Lodge who won the Lodge Points Trophy this Term. Excellent work guys – and considering you only have four in your Lodge rather than five, and points are gained from attendance (amongst other things), that is really good going. Very well done!

DUKE OF EDINBURGH STUDENT

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Thanks to Robyn, our 13 year old Duke of Edinburgh student who joined us for a 3 month placement this term, and helped us out with a dance activity for the Beavers. We were very impressed with Robyn’s commitment and thought it would be nice to present her with a 2nd Onchan Group scarf to remember us by.  We wish her all the very best.

ST GEORGE’S DAY PARADE & SERVICE 2017

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Thank you to those Beavers and their parents who were at the St George’s Parade and Service, and special thanks to Dylan and Corben for their part in the Service – you both did really well. Also well done to Sean for carrying the Beaver Flag, and James for carrying our St George’s Flag! You all did really well.

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Thursday beavers – March

RNIB

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Another brilliant night at the Manx Blind Welfare Society. We delivered our stamps, definitely more than last time and all carefully sorted by the Clyne Family – thank you guys! What a lot of gadgets and pieces of equipment we had to play with?! There was even a game of chess going on……. Well done Beavers, all well behaved, lots of good questions too. Remember to keep a look out for the white sticks, and tell your family what the red marks on white sticks mean!

COMMUNICATORS BADGE

On their recent visit to the Post Office, the Beavers were given some postcards to send out. This was brilliant timing, as we had been working on our Communicators Badge. We thought it would be nice to send a card to our new UK Chief Commissioner – Tim Kidd, and we were delighted to receive a message back!

CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARDS

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Very well done to CM and Sean for completing their CSBA. This is the highest Award to be gained at Beavers, and can be worn throughout Cubs. This Award is gained by getting all six of your Challenge Badges. It has taken CM and Sean nearly two years to achieve this, so really well done to you both.

CLIMBING

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Thursday Beavers had a great night learning some of the skills, equipment and safety aspects of climbing. Our Island Commissioner – Guy Thompson joined us for the evening, and showed the Beavers how to fit harnesses, he explained the importance of safety helmets, and we also had a few practice scenario climbs -along the floor!!