Beaver Scouts

I’m sure you’re looking forward to the Summer break after a successful Summer term of Scouting. I thought it would be a good idea to drop you a quick email with future dates to note for those of you who like to plan ahead.

Electronic copies of the letters to young people and information for leaders are available from the weblinks below each event. Full details will be emailed to you for each event in late August and will be explained at the leader’s meeting on 6th September… but for now, please put the dates in your diary.

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Hi

Please find details below and attached for the Animal Care Badge Day.

Date: Sunday 28th January 2018

Venue: Hobbs Hill Wood School, Peascroft Road HP3 8ER

Time: 1.45-4.00 pm

The Beavers will be learning how to care for animals with some interesting craft activities.

If you wish to be part of this event, please return the money and forms to Maureen Shelley at

1 Crossfell Road HP3 8RB by Sunday 21st January 2018.

If you have any queries, please contact Michelle by email dmwoodall@ntlworld.com

Andy

Andy

Where is this year going?! – I can’t believe we’re heading towards the end of February already!  Apologies for the absence of newletters during the first half term – but now for a catch up!

News

2017 has already seen quite a variety of exciting activities –

Don’t forget to keep sending news and photos for us to share with everyone!

Forthcoming Events

  • 24th February – Archery permit course
  • 25th February – Pinewood Derby
  • 9th March – Young Leader training
  • 17th March – Kandersteg Training Camp
  • 20th April – All Sections Leader Meeting

Keep an eye on the District website for Diary updates!

 

Cheers

Russ

 

 

 

Please find letters for Beaver Scouts and leaders attached for this event on Sunday 29th January 2017.

Russ

News

The District has seen a very busy start to 2016 across all sections!

Check out the Hemel Hempstead District Scouts facebook page to see more!

International News

  • Please find attached this month’s “International Matters” newsletter from Hertfordshire Scouts.
  • Kandersteg 2017 – we have an amazing number of young people and adults registered to take part in our District Expedition to Kandersteg International Scout Centre next year.

Forthcoming dates:

Thanks, as always, for all that you do for Scouting.

Russ

 

 

 

 

From: Well End Activity Centre / Herts Scouts

TO: Beaver Scout leaders, Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders in Hemel Hempstead

CC: Group Scout Leaders in Hemel Hempstead

This event will be held at Well End Activity Centre on the 25th – 26th June 2016 following a similar format to last successful year’s event.

All Beavers attending the event will be working on the Camp Craft Activity Badge as well as having the exciting opportunity to camp overnight at Well End.

The booking form, nights away information form, a nights away kit list and information about camp blankets are attached to this email. All Beavers will need a camp blanket for the event so please make parents aware of this if you are not providing them.

 

Programme outline

Saturday

  • Leaders are welcome to set up their own tents on Saturday morning.
  • Beavers should arrive with a packed lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm
  • They can then have lunch and help put up their own tents, lay out bedding etc.
  • Activities will start from 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon with a drink & snack break during the afternoon.
  • A cooked tea will be provided for all Beavers and adults.
  • Evening activities will include a wide game based on 30th birthday and campfire.
  • Followed by Hot chocolate & biscuits.

Sunday morning

  • Breakfast followed by activities.
  • Awarding of badges.
  • Close at 11.30am

 

Numbers: we have a limit of 200 Beavers plus leaders/helpers on a ratio of 1:4  Young leaders, though not included in the Beaver numbers still have to be part of your 1:4 ratio.

Cost: Beavers £17.00 includes all food, activities and event badge plus Camp Craft activity badge.  Leaders, helpers, young leaders £4.00 each.

To Book: all booking to be through Well End Activity Centre (email warden@wellend.org.uk or tel 0208 9532326).  Bookings open on Monday, 22 February and run through to Sunday, 22 May if the numbers limit is not reached before then.

Nights away permits: For Beaver leaders who do not have outdoor nights away permits we suggest perhaps bringing along a Cub or Scout leader from your group who does have one.  Or perhaps a leader from Active Support unit in your district will accompany you.

All groups attending need to provide tents please – suggest Cub sized ones as its part of the Camp Craft Activity badge requirements that the Beavers help to put up and take down their own tents.

All activities and food are organised for you.

Any questions please contact either your ADC Beavers or Hazel Beadle (ACC Beavers) email beadle.hazel@btinternet.com or tel 01462 711952

Please see attached letters for the experiment badge day – apologies that you didn’t receive the attachments to the email yesterday.

The message was sent up to be sent out last week but due to technical errors it didn’t send. As part of the solution to the technical problems, the attachments were deleted from the server and so not attached when the message eventually went out.

Apologies again.

Russ

 

Last night we celebrated our success over the last year at our District AGM… check out our annual report video showing all the fun and adventure enjoyed members of the district over the past 12 months.

Thanks to all our efforts over the last twelve months, our census return shows what a fantastic state our district is in:

  • 55 more young people are now enjoying Scouting in our district!
  • over 1,000 young people enjoying Scouting in the district every week.
  • we’ve seen a 25% increase in the number of Explorer Scouts – now over 100!
  • more Young Leaders helping in groups – our leaders of the future.
  • 10% more Beaver Scouts – a very healthy base to continue growing from…

4 new sections have opened since this time last year and more are set to open during 2015 – enabling more young people to enjoy all that Scouting has to offer! I would like to thank all those involved in running/supporting new sections.

Particular thanks also to Simon Fancourt, who has worked tirelessly for the last year co-ordinating membership enquiries, delivering leaflets to schools, continuing to support 1st Gadebridge as they grow and taking the lead on the project to re-open 5th Hemel Hempstead.

Here’s a thought too – in the last 2 years, groups/units in Hemel Hempstead have racked up an impressive 11,659 nights away overall!

Please, keep up the great work!

Happy Scouting!

Russ

May half term week saw over 50 Cubs, Scouts, young leaders and adults from 1st Leverstock Green travel to The Snowball Plantation in North Yorkshire for the traditional week-long group camp.

Activities included hiking (plus a ride on a steam train), cycling, swimming, backwoods cooking, sailing, kayaking, a high ropes course, team challenges, cooking on open fires plus a trip to Flamingo Land theme park.

You can see more of the action in the video clips posted on the group’s website.

Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Fri
2018
6:00 pm Explorer Summer Camp @ St Brides, West Wales
Explorer Summer Camp @ St Brides, West Wales
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Activities will include a selection of coastal walking, climbing, Sea kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, beach pioneering & BBQ’S, raft building, bivvying, rock pooling, cycling, coasteering, and visits to Pembroke Castle and Skomer Island.
Sep
10
Mon
2018
7:30 pm Bushcraft (Module 7) @ Warners End Scout HQ
Bushcraft (Module 7) @ Warners End Scout HQ
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full details will be sent by email to those registered. There are NO places available on the night – this is for pre-regisered attendees only.
Sep
15
Sat
2018
10:00 am Bushcraft Camp @ TBC
Bushcraft Camp @ TBC
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 11:00 am
Full details will be sent by email to those registered. There are NO places available on the day – this is for pre-regisered attendees only.