Cowboy / Cowgirl Camp

With the suspension of all Scouting activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the proposed Beaver Sleepover in the Shack grounds on 4th July had to be cancelled. Undeterred, the Beaver leadership team decided to organise a virtual camp, for the Beavers to sleep in tents with parents in their own back gardens instead.  As the date […]

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VE Day Posters

The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day will take place on 8th May 2020.  On this day we will remember those who lost their lives and were injured during World War 2 and we will celebrate the return of peace to Europe. Scout Stores, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, have produced […]

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Odd Socks Challenge

About ten years ago a young Beaver turned up for inspection at the start of the Toronto Colony meeting wearing different coloured socks. His leader laughed and pointed out his error, but the young Beaver replied, “It’s not a mistake, I’m a trend setter”. This caused everybody to laugh out loud. The leader thought nothing […]

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St George’s Day Hike to the Moon

 All across the United Kingdom, members of the Scout Association have been taking part in a special challenge, in support of the Big Night In Appeal.  All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were asked to hike for a minimum of one mile, to register their mileage and make a donation to the appeal.  By doing […]

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Scouts Clap for careers

In addition to being the patron saint of England, St George is the patron saint of Scouts. It was therefore fitting that at 8pm on St George’s Day our Scouts put on their uniforms (in some cases over their pyjamas!) and joined their families and neighbours outside their homes to show their appreciation of the […]

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Esher District Beavers zoom event – Hope Drawings

20 Dittons Beavers joined another 100 of their peers from other Colonies across Esher District on Saturday 18th April, to participate in the inaugural Zoom online event for Beavers. The event was organised by Andrew Burns (Assistant District Commissioner), with help from Debbie Bowles (ADC for Beavers) and John Baldwin (District Training Manager). Managing 120 […]

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April Camp at Home 2020 badge

Over the Easter weekend Dittons Beavers and Cubs were set a challenge to construct a den to earn the: April Camp at Home 2020 badge. There were no restrictions as to the location of the Den or the materials that could be used.  As the weather was sunny and warm, most of the Beavers decided […]

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Gardener Activity Badge

1. Find out what happens to trees in each of the four seasons. 2. Learn what tools you need to garden and how to use some of the tools safely. 3. Find out what plants need to grow. 4. Help to look after a garden or allotment for two months. Alternatively grow at least three […]

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Photographer Activity Badge

How do you see the world? Grab a camera, take some photos, and share your vision. 1. Show how to use a camera to take a good photograph. 2. Take 10 or more photos and show these to your Lodge or an adult. Why do you like these photos? What made you take them? 3. […]

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Collector Activity Badge

For thousands of years, people have collected artifacts, objects, and treasures.  Now it’s your turn. Spend at least six weeks making a collection. Show your Colony or Lodge a sample of things from your collection. Tell others in your Colony or Lodge about your collection.What is your collection? Why do you collect these things? What […]

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