Beaver Sleep-Over

We celebrated the start of 30 years of Beavers by having a sleep-over on 1st April. Ten Beavers arrived at The Lammas during the afternoon where we played  football and played on the play equipment. After a stop for an ice-cream, the Beavers embarked on their hike from Staines to the scout hut. The sun was shining and we enjoyed looking at the wildlife along the way, including rabbits and lambs.

After we had arrived at the scout hut, we helped King Louie put the tent up and were able to put our sleeping bags into the tent. We only had time for a quick game of duck, duck goose before dinner was ready. We all ate our spaghetti bolognaise and jam roly-poly with gusto. Whilst Chil and Kingfisher volunteered to do the washing up, the beavers played a “wide game” outside in the dark. This was followed by a sing song around the camp-fire. We came inside to toast our marshmallows and put them between two digestive biscuits, yummy!!

A quick change into our pyjamas and we were ready to settle down with a mug of hot chocolate and a piece of cake, we watched a DVD. However, we were all so tired that we didn’t see all of the film and went to our sleeping bags with full tummies and tired legs. Our leaders, stayed up all night to watch over us, however, no-one stirred until nearly 7 a.m. After we dressed we had the most difficult job of the day! We had to put our sleeping bags into those little bags that they come in. Fortunately, Beavers and Leaders worked together and it didn’t take too long. Breakfast was served; we had cereal, sausages with spaghetti hoops and bread with jam or chocolate spread. We needed a big breakfast because then we had to pack away the tent. As we had worked quickly, we had lots of time to play out in the sunshine. All that running around made us thirsty so we just had time for some fruit and a drink before our parents picked us up at 10 a.m.

Scouts is about fun and adventure!


Scouts film shoot March 2012

Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people aged 6-25 in the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.

Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget.
The sort of adventure Scouting offers is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge yourself. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover, or Cub Scout has just got over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure.

In Scouting, we provide over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing (that’s falling out of the sky in a foam ball in case you were wondering). If we don’t have an instructor who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage our young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means. Did they have fun? Do they feel more confident? Would they do it again?

All this is made possible by the efforts of 100,000 voluntary adult leaders. With award winning training and one-to-one support, we make sure that each one of our volunteers gets to make best use of their skills and talents. It’s something different from the norm, and that why a lot of people like it.  In fact, it’s what’s made us the largest co-educational youth Movement in the country.

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