Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Campfire Songs: My Name's Jo

This week we started our mission to teach the Beavers a campfire song every week to build up
their repertoire.

I started with a favourite of mine from my Brownie days - "My Name's Jo". There's various versions of this on the internet, however the version I remembered went like this.

It's a repeat after me song so leader says the line and the Beavers say it back.

And like I said to my Beavers - you have to sing it with a silly accent to make it a really silly song!!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Cook Badge (activity)

This weekend me and Ben have been really busy working on his Cook activity badge for Beavers. With part 4 already ticked off it was a case of proving his knowledge and getting it evidenced on paper.

This is how we did it - it's a really easy one to tick off through meetings or to send home with resources/ links for your parents.

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Big Beaver (Scouts) Postcard Swap - part 3

And they're off....................

This week the Beavers had a great time filling in the postcard proformas and posting them off to Beaver Colonies around the UK and Internationally.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Navigator - Stage 1 badge

 Ahead of the postcard swap starting for us next week we introduced the Beavers to basic navigation
skills tonight.

We used the compasses to find North but ran out of time to go into a lot of details (however we play North, South, East, West quite a lot).

We got out the large OS maps and asked them to guess what they thought symbols meant before looking them up in the key to check and see if they could find them on the map (we have a shortage of lighthouses in central Sheffield much to their amazement!).