Beavers

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.


Joining

Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader's discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


Structure

A group of Beavers is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.


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Where are we?

The Beavers meet at:

Lookwide Centre
Maiden's Walk
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1DP
Meeting Times
Tuesdays - 18:15 to 19:15

News & Blogs

The great Toilet roll run
18/04/2020 By David Hefferin

We are pleased to report that scouting has not entirely stopped due to the corona virus. The leaders and adult helpers are continuing to provide challenges and virtual meetings as well as badges that can be worked towards at home.

As part of the fun we got the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts involved in making a video called Bog Wars . Many children in the Group contributed before it was all added together, edited & music added. A direct link to the unlisted video was sent to all parents but it can also be watched by Group members by logging on to the website & going to the members section.

We hope everyone that took part enjoyed doing so and that you enjoyed the finished article.

This is a challenging time For everyone but we are confident we will get back to enjoying normal scouting as soon as possible.

if any parents have ideas for the beavers , Cubs and scouts to do at home, please share and we will pass on.

in the mean time congratulations go to the following winners.

The Necktie flip : Jack B (Scouts)

Easter scouting hat : Ethan T & James A (Scouts)

 

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Group members receive award
08/04/2020 By David Hefferin

Two adults in the Group recently received the highest accolade possible for their work in Scouting. The award came from the local community in the form of a Community Champions award. The two adults David Newman & David Hefferin, were presented with the award by their local Member of Parliament Mr Guy Opperman and Northumberland County Councillor Mrs Cath Homer at a special presentation at the Groups headquarters in February 2020

The awards recognised a combined Community service to young people of 69 years through their involvement in Scouting.

 

 

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IMPORTANT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE (CLICK TO READ)
26/03/2020 By David Hefferin
As with all voluntary organisations, Clubs & societies the scout Group is currently closed until further notice. This includes the hire of our facilities. This restriction is in line with Government instructions. At present, like everyone else we are unable to advise when the current restrictions will be lifted. Bookings that have been paid for in advance we will honour at a future date to be determined. If this is not possible we will give a full refund after the date of your booking has passed. We will be in touch individually with booking organisers as the date of their booking approaches to discuss these options. 
The safety & welfare of all our Group members & those that use our premises is paramount, so we thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.    

 

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David Newman
20/09/2019 By David Hefferin

Our Summer Camp to Austria in July 2019, saw the retirement of one of our longest serving leaders. David Newman joined our Group as an Assistant Scout Leader in 1987 when his son Martin joined the Scouts. Over 32 years David has been a fantastic ambassador for Scouting in our Group. During 32 years of service as an Assisant Scout leader & Group Scout leader he was instrumental as part of a four man team & committee that succeeded in building the Lookwide Centre & his knowledge of building was invaluable. David also was involved in the building of the new extension to the Centre that was opened in November 2017 & Jack's shelter in 2019.

During 20 Summer camps abroad that the Scout Troop has been involved in since 1987, David took on the role of camp leader for 15 of them & included trips to France, Germany, Austria, Hungary & Switzerland. On our many camping weekends, far too many to mention here David looked after the catering & transporting the camping equipment to the many campsites we have used over the years

David was also a regular attendee at Troop meetings, helping to run them & the Troop programme & he also was part of a great leadership team that ran an extremely active District programme for the Scout section. 

We wish David well in his retirement & thank him for his OUTSTANDING & SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED Service to Scouting & our Group. 

   

 

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Online Scout Manager - A Parents Guide
16/10/2018 By David Hefferin

We have now created another page on the Group website which covers Online Scout Manager. From this page there is also a link to a parents guide to OSM which we have written to help parents understand why the Scout Group uses the system & the benefits it has for both Parents & Leaders. To find this page go to ABOUT on the home page, then scroll down to Online Scout Manager.

 

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