A little about ourselves
Like all Scouting members, Beavers enjoy many outdoor adventures with their friends in the colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beavers develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment.
Our Beavers are encouraged to offer their program ideas, and the volunteer team of men and women who are activity leaders (Scouters) support their exploration of sharing, cooperation, non-competitiveness, and teamwork.
Our activities include learning about nature, playing together, being creative through crafts, songs, stories, outdoor exploration, cooperative games, and spiritual fellowship.
The video on the link to the left is from one of our three yearly overnight camps, where the Beavers went ice fishing, tracked a deer, and more. For many it is their first night away from home, and parents tell us they can see the difference in their children's confidence after the camp.
The Beavers raced their schnazzily decorated Beaver Buggies on a giant four-lane track for our first meeting, then quite happily (unlike their grouchy parents) shoveled snow and scampered around a snow maze, blissful over the big snow dump before our second meeting. Big kudos to the kids for working together and tirelessly for 40 minutes to make a tunnel by themselves through the huge snow mountain in front of the Red Barn! It was great to see the cooperative leadership and focused effort involved. Clambering through the tunnel and sliding down looked like so much fun that the adults realized they should have been working just as hard to make a grownup sized tunnel and slide for themselves, too.
The ever-popular Science Night followed, with experiments on static electricity and air pressure (the old upside down glass of water trick), among others, keeping little eyes all agog. Then we went for a night out, swimming at John Abbott and running through our water safety drills to earn the level 1 Water badge for yet another component in the Scouts Canada Outdoor Adventure Skills curriculum. A very good month by all accounts, with a growing sense of team unity and social harmony. Well done to all the members of the colony!
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