Welcome to 1st Barford Beaver Colony

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For children aged 6 to 8 years meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
Beaver Scout Leader :  Karen Godfrey
telephone :  07580 445730
e-mail :  beavers@1stbarfordscoutgroup.co.uk


Introduction

When your child first comes to Beavers they do not have to wear the uniform. The first few weeks are a trial period to make sure that they really want to join. During this time they will get to know the leaders and the other beavers. They will learn about the Beaver Colony, the Scout Group and the Scout movement. The Beaver scout colony provides children with their first experience of scouting and opportunities to learn about themselves and their environment through a variety of activities, both in and out of doors. Activities take place in a "fun" environment and include making things, playing games, singing and earning badges too. These awards are to encourage Beavers to stretch themselves, their abilities and skills and culminate in the chief scout bronze award.

Investiture

Before your child may be invested, they should take part in at least four colony meetings, during which time they can get to know the other Beavers and Leaders. All Beavers must know the Beaver Scout Motto and Promise and, more importantly understand what they mean. They will be asked to recite their promise at their investiture.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Fun and friends.

The Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful and to love God.

Uniform

Beavers wear a blue sweatshirt or polo shirt with blue scout activity trousers or grey or black school trousers, grey or black socks, black shoes and the group neckerchief. As children often outgrow clothes before they are worn out, it may be worth asking leaders about second hand uniforms.

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A neckerchief, woggle, World, County, District, and Group badges will be provided on your child's investiture. Details of where on the uniform to sew badges are detailed elsewhere on this page.
Beaver Scouts are always expected to:

  • Come in full, clean uniform (unless otherwise stated)
  • Attend as many meeting as possible
  • Attend other events as far as possible
  • Join in with activities and take an active part in achieving badges and awards (some of which will be in their own time)
  • Work as a team and show an example to others
  • Turn up to Church Parade (We join in with the District for the annual St. George's Day Parade in Warwick and Remembrance Service at Barford.)

As Leaders we are here because we enjoy Scouting - a lot of time and effort goes into planning and creating an exciting programme for the Beavers. In return we hope that you will support us in ensuring that your child comes regularly. It is very disheartening to have planned an activity and find that instead of the full colony expected only a handful attend. If your child is not able to come for any reason could you please let us know.

When do we pay?

Our subscriptions are payable at the first meeting following the school holidays. This subscription pays for handbooks, neckerchiefs, badges, art and craft material and Insurance etc.