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George & Dragon
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Community Centre
By Sanda Hill - 22nd October 2014 6:00am
1st Tarvin Beavers
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, playing games, going on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, singing songs, learning how to be safe and most importantly making new friends and having fun. We hope that we achieve most of this in our Colony!
Highlights of the last year have been: a visit to Pets at Home where we had a talk on how to look after our pets and were able to handle some of the animals, a Fairtrade evening at the Co-op, Irish dancing and tasting soda bread for St. Patrick's day, a visit from hearing dogs for the deaf, tidying up and weeding the Millenium garden in Tarvin, an adventure walk to Hockenhull Platts and an adventure trail through the woodland.
Some of our Beavers took part in a district trip to Cosford air museum in June and also went to the Cheshire Chamboree in the summer.
We rounded off our programme in July with an amazing water fight on the field followed by hot dogs. Along the way, our Beavers have earned many badges and awards. Some have gained the Chief Scouts Bronze Award and will receive this prestigious badge in March 2015.
7 new Beavers joined us this September and we now have a colony of 22 plus a waiting list.
We started this term with a trail around Tarvin, learning lots about the history of our village. We also visited Broomheath Plantation to do some foraging and 8 of our Beavers spent a Saturday afternoon there at Scout camp and gained the new Beaver camp craft badge.
We have an action packed programme ahead including: a litter pick in the village, a visit to a fire station, St Andrew's day celebrations, carol singing at a local Care Home for the elderly and, of course, plenty of games!
I would like to thank my Co-leader Daniel Gaskarth and also our parent helpers, Liz Briggs, Bryony Bebbington, Emma Roberts and Jenny Bodger who give up their time unreservedly and help out at weekly meetings on a regular basis. Their input is much appreciated. Thanks also to the parents who have helped out at fund raising events and accompanied us on trips and visits. Our two young leaders Sam and Bethany Harding are a great asset and brilliant at engaging with our young Beavers and we are really encouraged that Sam is about to start his young leadership training with us.
Sandra Hill October 2014