Category: Beavers

Beavers March 2021 Newsletter

Beaver Meetings in March

1st March – Cooking Night

This week we will be making Pizza Mugs and Pancake Fruit Faces! Here is what you will need, and for anyone who is not joining our online sessions, what you can do at home!

Pizza Mugs

You will need:

  • 4 TBSP Plain Flour
  • ⅛ Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Ketchup or tomato puree
  • Cheese
  • Optional toppings

What to do:

  1. Mix your ingredients (apart from the cheese and toppings) in a mug
  2. Top with ketchup or tomato puree
  3. Add any optional toppings
  4. Top with grated cheese
  5. Microwave for 1 minute (or until done)

Fruit face pancakes

You will need:

  • Premade pancakes (mini, american style etc) or make your own!
  • Fruits of your choice, we suggest:
    • Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Bananas

What to do:

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Put your pancake on your plate
  3. Decorate/design a face on your pancake
  4. Show us what you made

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

8th March – Bird Feeders

This week we are making toilet roll tube bird feeders! Here is what you will need, and for anyone who is not joining our online sessions, what you can do at home!

You will need:

  • A cardboard tube (a kitchen roll is perfect)
  • Two long sticks or skewers
  • Some lard or suet (or vegetable suet)
  • Birdseed, spread out on a plate or tray
  • A piece of string

What to do:

  1. Start by making four holes in one end of your cardboard tube, these must be large enough for your sticks or skewers, but not so large that the sticks slide out. Be careful of any sharp ends!
  2. Make sure the holes opposite each other line up so that you can thread your sticks through.
  3. Next, make two small holes opposite each other in the other end of your tube. Use a butter knife or spatula to cover your roll in lard or suet, vegetarian varieties are good too.
  4. Roll the tube in bird seed so that the seed sticks to the lard. Finally, carefully thread the sticks through to make a cross shape, and thread a piece of string through the two top holes. Then you’re ready to hang your feeder outside!

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

15th March – St Patrick’s Day

This week we will be learning  about St Patrick’s Day and making St Patrick masks!  Here is what you will need, and for anyone who is not joining our online sessions, what you can do at home!

You will need:

  • Paper plate (or paper/card)
  • Pens/colours
  • (optional) coloured paper (or plain)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • String (optional)

 

  1. Fold your paper plate in half and cut out the middle (if you don’t have a paper plate, you can use paper/card and make a circle)
  2. Decorate the bottom of your paper plate ring as a beard – you can colour it in, stick coloured paper to it etc
  3. Decorate the top of your paper plate ring to make a hat – you could make the hat out of paper/card and stick it on
  4. [Optional] Add string to your mask to wear it

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

22nd March 29th March – Cress Heads

This week we will be making cress heads!  Here is what you will need, and for anyone who is not joining our online sessions, what you can do at home!

You will need:

  • Empty Egg shell
  • Cotton wool
  • Cress seeds*
  • Felt tips/pens etc to decorate

*We are looking at whether we can supply cress seeds to all of our Beavers. This will depend on government and Scout HQ guidance at the time.

  1. Decorate your egg shell, make a face and design it however you want!
  2. Wet your cotton wool (damp) and put it inside your egg shell
  3. Sprinkle some cress seeds onto the cotton wool
  4. Put somewhere safe to grow! Record what happens and let us know!

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

29th March 22nd March – Pioneering Challenge

This week we will be doing a pioneering challenge! We would love to see as many beavers as possible online, but for anyone who does not want to join our online sessions here is what you need to attempt the challenge!

You will need:

  • Dry spaghetti
  • Marshmallows

Your challenges are:

  1. Make the tallest tower
  2. Build a tower that can hold an apple
  3. Make a self portrait using only spaghetti and marshmallows

Here is a basic structure to get you started!

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

Beavers February 2021 Newsletter

Beaver Meetings in February

1st February – Camp Fire Night

We are going to attempt a virtual campfire night!

Blankets, hot chocolate and marshmallows, optional.

8th February – Salt dough models

We will be making salt dough models.

You will need:

  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)
  • half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)
  • half a cupful of water (about 125ml)
  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and shape into your chosen model. You can roll it out and cut out shapes, numbers or letters using biscuit cutters, or make any kind of model you can think of.
  4. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  5. Put your finished items on the lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hrs or until solid.
  6. Leave to cool and paint!

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t you give this a go at home and send us some photos to [email protected]

15th February – Music Night

Make instruments at home!

We will be playing some tunes in our “Beaver band”

We would love for everyone to have a go at creating their own instrument to bring to beavers. Here are some ideas:

  • Balloon drum (http://www.creativescience.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Balloon-drum.pdf)
  • Make your own mini drum kit with Pots and Pans (Please be careful and ask grown ups for permission first!)
  • Shaker – put rice or frozen peas in a plastic bottle or container. Nice and easy to make!
  • Mini guitar – put some elastic bands around a plastic container
    • What noises do they make when strummed?
    • What about different size elastic bands?
    • What about different size containers?

What else can you think of?

If you’re not currently joining us on our virtual meetings, why don’t have a go at making an instrument and send us some photos or videos to [email protected]

Rainbows of Positivity

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These are some challenging days and it’s the children like you who have led the way in helping to cheer us all up.

Have you been drawing and painting rainbow pictures to spread a bit of hope and cheer at this difficult time?

If so, please send in your brilliant rainbow pictures to [email protected] so we can share them with the group and make a massive rainbow collage to spread the hope message further. If you haven’t already done one, get creative and make one to add to the collage.

Beaver Easter Challenge 2020

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Calling all budding fashion designers. Your Easter challenge is to either design and make an Easter bonnet or decorate an egg.

All designs and photos to be emailed to [email protected]

Closing date for showing on the website will be Thursday 9th April.

District Camp 2020

This will be a brilliant camp which will see Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and adults from most of the Scout Groups in Nuneaton District camping together for a weekend of fun and activities. Activities may include zip wire, pedal karts, archery, shooting, abseiling, climbing, kayaking , rafting, craft and much more. All of the meals will be cooked in a central ‘cookhouse’ by a catering team so that everyone taking part can have the maximum amount of time on activities. The £35 camp fee includes all activities, food and camp fees. Parents will need to arrange transport to and from Willesley Scout Camp which is in Leicestershire.

We are also looking for a number of parents who would like to join us for the weekend to help us with catering, activities and supervising the youngsters as our leadership team will be at full stretch helping to provide the many activities during the weekend. The cost for parents is just £15 to cover food & camp fees costs. Please speak to Woody for more information.