What an action packed weekend! Saturday saw over 200 Beavers descend and a day of fun of adventure began!
The Beavers took part in many different activities such as bouncy castles with a special disco castle , grass sledging, making flying ships, marshmallow toasting and super popular Jungle trail!
Joining in all the fun was the mischievous Charlie Charnwood who ensured that everyone had a smile on their face.
In the evening the Beavers enjoyed a campfire with lots of singing and dancing and lots of investitures around the campfire too, including a whole new Beaver colony - Barrow Allison Beavers.
On the Sunday it was the turn of the Cubs to have there big birthday blowout!
They too took part in a a huge range of activities, similar to the Beavers but they had a special activity, the gun carriages where they had to work as a team to get their cannon up the hill to fire the balloon.
The Cubs also had a campfire where they too sang silly songs, had investitures and sang happy birthday before heading home with cake and a party bag... the perfect end to one amazing weekend.
The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirts of Beavers and Cubs from the District this weekend, as they took part in their annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ fun day! Each Beaver Colony and Cub Pack in the District competed against each other around a fantastic course of inflatable obstacles to collect points for their group.
Each round became more of a challenge as the Beavers and Cubs went from the inflatable slide to the bouncy obstacle course. Jack Gunbobbin, 8 from Mountsorrel told us all about his experience: “I’ve been first twice! I felt proud of myself because there was like 9 rounds so I was quite lucky to be first twice. My favourite part is probably the race that I did because we did all three of the bouncy castles, and jumping in the paddling pool; that was really fun as well. Its good because you get all wet then you have to collect a ball and go round all the inflatables again whilst holding a ball and whilst wet so it was really fun”.
Of course it wasn’t just the young people competing – a Beaver Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Leader from each group also competed in the it’s a Knockout Challenge! A fun and enjoyable day was had by all. Congratulations to the Winning groups; Rothley Beavers and Sileby Cubs.
‘We are the Romans, the Charnwood Romans, wearing our armour and our togas!’
In celebration of St Georges Day, Charnwood District held a Roman-themed camp at Rough Close Campsite! Beginning with a campfire, the Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the District took part in songs and created their own Sketches, including a St Georges Day re-enactment.
As hundreds of Beaver Scouts arrived the following morning for a fun-filled day of activities, the Cub Scouts jumped on the bus for an exciting trip to Warwick Castle! Throughout the weekend the young people took part in a large variety of activities, including Land Zorbing, Archery, Human Hungry Hippos, and Inflatable Activities, which was visited by the Mayor of Charnwood.
Explorer Scouts Shona, Josh and Will described the Human Hungry Hippos as ‘exhilarating, breath-taking and competitive!’. It was certainly a camp to remember, as Mathew Holms from Mountsorrel Beavers described the event as the ‘best Beaver day ever!’
Forget Leicester City and Jamie Vardy, it's all about Charnwood District's football legends.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers came together for the District football tournament, with tense heats, close semi-finals and nail biting finals it was one very exciting day.
Everyone played at their best and it really showed with only a few points separating the teams, but ultimately only one team from each section could be crowned the champions.
So here are this years champions:
Beavers - Rothley A Team
Cubs - Quorn Wednesday
Scouts/Explorers - Explorers
Well done to our winners and everyone who took part.
Santa, Elves, christingle and Beavers, all sounds very bazzar doesn't it? Well that's what happens when you have a Beaver stile christingle service.
Beavers raced to dress up like Santa and then they had to race to dress up the Leaders, beards and all, they also sang traditional carols like White Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Little Donkey. They also found out the top 10 toys Santa and his Elves are making this year - Lots of Beavers will be getting Star Wars Light Sabers this Year!
As well as all of the fun and games the Beavers also learnt about the meaning of a Christingle and thought about those who are less fortunate and the Christmas.
The service was fantastic and thank you to St Mary's Church for hosting the District.
Over 80 Beavers and Leaders from across the District went on an action packed Lego adventure to Legoland Windsor.
The Beavers explored the theme park all afternoon then enjoyed some delicious pizza and watched the block busting hit film- The Lego Movie. In the morning they joined in with the Hotel's Kids Club where they took part in silly games, silly dances and lots of Lego building! They also took part in the Dragon building contest.
Olly the Legoland Windsor Dragon also came to say hello and presented Olly from Anstey Thursday Beavers with his Chief Scout Bronze award, the highest award a Beaver Scout can achieve. The Beavers also had a photo shoot with Olly the Dragon before he opened the park for the day and let them go and enjoy another action packed day in the park followed by a picnic lunch then the bus ride home.
District commissioner Paul Smith and two Leaders from the District where among those attending the launch evening of the Warning Zone's new E-Safety zone, designed to teach young people about internet safety.
For more information about the new E-Safety zone please see the poster below!
Rearsby celebrated their Golden Jubilee with a big party!
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders, Parents and ex- group members all came together and celebrated 50 years of Scouting in Rearsby. The young people set up camp outside the village hall whilst inside Parents looked around the hall at the various exhibits showing the history of the group.
There was a short AGM followed by award presentations for both the young people and Leaders. Two of the Explorers who went on the recent World Scout Jamboree in Japan and the Explorer Belt expedition both shared their adventures with everyone in the room.
Later on in the evening all the young people took part in a campfire and camped over night and then took part in a range of activities the following day.
Here's to 50 years at Rearsby, and to the next 50!
Over 100 Beaver Scouts from across the District spent last weekend at Hollygate Campsite for a unforgettable weekend of Drama on their Showtime 1:1 Camp!
Each Beaver Colony had their own West End Show, ranging from Beauty and the Beast to Hairspray, with each colony hosting their own activities relating to their chosen West End Show. The Beavers had a fun-packed weekend skipping from base to base; for example in Syston’s ‘Fame’ base the Beavers got to wear leg warmers and had dance lessons, in Sorrel’s ‘Shrek’ base they made ginger bread men and Shrek ears, and in Wolds’ ‘Lion King’ base the Beavers took part in a jungle obstacle course.
The Saturday of camp ended with a campfire and tug of war, where Quorn Beavers claimed victory! All the Beavers had a fantastic weekend, and Sunday morning was spent bouncing around on tremendous inflatable activities.
Have a look at our photos to see the Beavers in action on their 1:1 Camp...