What is Beaver Scouting?
Beaver Scouts are usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the youngest section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday, providing spaces are available. They can move to the next section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months.
Synthonia Beavers meet on a Wednesday night in the Synthonia Scout Hut on Greenwood Road. We start at 5.45pm prompt and finish at 7.00pm.
You do lots and lots of things:
Beaver Scout enjoy making friends, playing indoor and outdoor games, going bowling, sandcastle building, fishing, helping each other and the community, meeting people, we have parties, and we can go on family camps. When you arrive on a Wednesday night, you split up into small groups called lodges and work as a team to complete the activities set by the leaders. Then before you go home you sit together for drink and a biscuit.
The Beaver Scout Promise is:
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto is:
There are lots of different badges to work towards: Fitness, Global, Creative and Outdoor Challenge Badges, Animal Friend, Experiment, Safety, Hobbies, and Explore Activity Badges, to name but a few. Ask your Leader for more details.
We will invite you to come to Beavers for 3 weeks for free to see if you enjoy yourself. Then if you decide you have had lots of fun and would like to join, ask your mum or dad to fill in the Joining Form in the middle of this booklet with all your details.
The Beaver Scout Uniform
The Uniform consists of: A turquoise sweatshirt or T-shirt and navy blue activity trousers or shorts. The Group Scarf (a green & white
neckerchief) and woggle is provided when you are invested.
Uniforms can be bought from a number of places, any shop that sells school uniforms usually sell the Beaver, Cub & Scout Uniforms as well. There is Scout Shop in the area that sells uniforms Ask a leader for information, we may be able to order them for you or you can go online at www. scoutbase.org.uk which has a link to Outdoor stores, were you can buy other scouting & camping equipment.
Uniforms cost: Polo Shirt £10, Sweatshirt £11.00 and Activity trousers £16.00.
We may have some second-hand items available at the scout hut so please ask.
We won't break the bank!
What it costs to join the Beavers:
There is a small joining fee of £20.00 which pays
for the following items:
Beaver Scout Log Book
Group Scarf (Neckerchief)
Initial Badges (Synthonia Badge, Tees Valley Badge & World Scout Badge)
Fees of £3 per week are payable during term time, even if you are unable to attend. We have a system when fees are collected at the beginning of each half term, please let us know if this will cause you a problem. Please note: The Scout Group has to raise all its own money to continue to provide the scouting experience for young people, We receive no money from the government, we are not funded in any way. Please remember the leaders do not get paid for all the long hard work they do, we are all volunteers.
When a Beaver Scout reaches their 8th birthday, its time for them to move up to the Cub Scout Section. A new award has been
introduced Called ‘The Moving-On Award’. This badge has been set up to help with the transfer from Beavers to the Cub Scout Pack. All a Beaver has to do to gain this award is attend 4 Cub meetings, while still with the Beaver Section and learn how it operates. For example: A small group of Beavers are known as a lodge, a small group of Cubs are known as a six.
For more information please contact:
Dorothy (Kit) Beaver Scout Leader
Tel: 07954 603504
Yvonne (Roxy) Assistant Beaver Scout Leader
Tel: 07984 087123
Mark Anderson Group Scout Leader