Beavers District Day Out at Paradise Wildlife Park

This year 8th Letchworth Beavers went to Paradise Wildlife Park near Broxbourne for the District Day Out.
millipedeOnce there, everyone got a goody bag with a map of the park, a pencil, a woodland trail sheet and a ‘find the letter’ prize draw competiton sheet.
Scattered about the Park were 6 letters. The Beavers had to find them, write them down and also what enclosure they were next to. Continue reading

Beaver Sleepover

When we first arrived on Friday night we played with the puzzles until everybody had arrived. We then got shown to our rooms and put our bags away. We then we for a walk in the forest in the dark so we had to take our torches. Dragonfly made a joke telling us that we might see a gruffalo in there but we didn’t. We walked to the campfire and sat down to sing some christmas songs and Santa made a surprise visit. We then went back to base and had some playtime before going to bed.

On Saturday we woke up, had some playtime and then got dressed. It was then time for my breakfast of sausages, toast and cereal …. Yummy! After we had cleared up we did some crafting. We made a Santa and a Christmas tree decoration to hang on my Christmas tree at home. We packed our things away then had some playtime before going home. I had a great time and definitely want to go again next time! Thank you to all the leaders for making it such fun!

Hall Clean Up!

Thanks to everyone who came along this morning to help blitz the inside of the hall (plus Mike de-mossing the roof!). We had committee members, leaders, parents and young people from all three sections turn out to help scrub the hall top to bottom – with such a lot of helpers it was all done in three and a half hours and is now sparkling and for a short time smells pretty good!

County Beaver Fun Day

County Beaver Fun Day

Several Beavers and their families from 8th  Letchworth joined Beavers from around the County to spend the day at this year’s County Beaver Family Fun Day at Paradise Wildlife Park.

They had the opportunity to attend talks including ones about wildlife conservation and animal habitats. There were also regular keeper talks at all the animal enclosures and special shows throughout the day.

Tractor rides and train rides, hundreds of animals to look at and loads of play areas – what more could a Beaver ask for !  Continue reading

The Big Tidy Up

On the 14th of September 8th Letchworth Scouts and Beavers took part in The Big Tidy Up. A event that sees people in there local area get their pickers at the ready and go litter picking. It was a enjoyable morning everyone had lots of fun and felt a real sense of achievement.

Altogether we collected 28 bin Bags of litter, all that rubbish just walking around the grange recreation ground. We found lots of wrappers, bottles, packets and glass. Everyone had a very enjoyable morning and had fun helping the community.


Scouts Bike Ride & Geocache Challenge.

A brilliant day out geocaching on bikes around the Greenway thanks to Richard and Jay’s excellent organising! Two groups left Letchworth early in the morning hoping to avoid the worst of the heat, the plan was that one group would cycle clockwise and the other anti- clockwise. They all had plenty of water on board as the day was forecast to be extremely hot.

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