COVID-19 Update: In line with government advice, all face-to-face Scouting activities are currently suspended until further notice. Are you interested in joining us once restrictions are lifted? We would love to have you so please get in touch with your local group here. Existing Member? Notts County Scouts have released a Scouting from Home Pack, more info can be found here.
For the first time in 5 years, Beavers from across South West Nottingham journeyed to Conkers Activity Centre for an exciting weekend full of activities and sleep-over (whether much sleeping happened is another question). There was over 200 beavers in one place which is an amazing feat in itself and from the stories they’ve shared, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
There was all sorts of activities to be done including: obstacle courses and learning about the animals that live on site. I think its safe to say that everyone had an a fantastic time and we can’t wait to hear about the next adventures that young people from SW Notts go on.
In the last couple of weeks, a new Beaver Colony was opened at 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group. They’ve had two meetings so far and they have already begun learning key scouting skills such as lighting fires and eating marshmallows. We can’t wait to see what other fantastic activities the leaders have got lined up for the future.
Beavers is the scouting section for 6-8 year olds. The aim is to teach the young people the basics of scouting through fun and games so that they are active and learning at the same time. There’s the opportunity to earn a wide variety of badges and undertake a huge assortment of events on offer from the Group and District.
It enables them to experience the fun and challenge of camping under canvas for one night – the maximum allowed in the Beaver Scout section. It prepares them for longer camps of 2 or more nights when they move into the Cub Scout section.
It gives them an opportunity to get to know other Beavers in a relaxed, friendly and, above all, safe environment, with leaders who are specifically trained to ensure their safety and well-being whilst they are away from home. Read More