Are you enthusiastic, caring and creative? 1st Hinchley Wood Scouts is searching for a Beaver Leader.
Come to our prospective leader info session to find out more – Wednesday 3rd April, 5:30pm at the hut on Lynwood Road, or contact Emma Willson on the details above.
1st Hinchley Wood has a very active Beaver colony. Find out more about the colony and see some of the recent updates below:
Reaching the top…
At the end of a hectic spring term, which involved the Beavers making thank you candles at the Shinnyo-en temple, frying pancakes and experimenting with eggs, the group tested their fear of heights.
They did brilliantly: all the Beavers encouraged each other to do their best. It was great to see them working together and supporting each other as well as challenging themselves.
With most (or perhaps all I think!) reaching the heights then they all deserve a big well done… We were very proud!
With a few early evening summer rays still around in late September, some very excited Beavers headed off to enjoy the delights of Laser Tag at Campaign. Everyone was kitted up in army fatigues, supplied with a laser gun after a safety briefing and sent off into various scenarios to play ‘Capture the Flag.’
It was a great way to burn off some energy whilst enjoying the great outdoors: running round the woods, hiding in the buildings, trenches and camouflage areas shooting each other (but with the added bonus of no pain or paint splatter to contend with).
Some unexpected young ‘commanders’ came to the fore, organizing their team with much shouting and encouragement – a healthy rivalry in a fun afternoon’s entertainment. An hour and a half later, some very hot weary Beavers returned home after ‘their best trip yet!’
Following a successful Remembrance Day Parade, with almost all beavers attended the service in a dry Memorial Gardens, the Beavers went on a well earned to Esher Fire station. Not only did the Beavers learn about the crews being split into teams (similar to our Lodges) but they also got to asked all those ‘burning’ questions and have a go with the hose pipe. Rest assured this was a hit with both Beavers, Leaders and those parent helpers able to lend a hand on the day!