St George and the Dragon

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On Weds 27th April Chickasaw Beavers renewed their promises and learnt about St George and the Dragon. They then decorated a massive dragon which looked fantastic ! Harry Yates also told us all about karate and gave a demonstration to earn his Sports Badge.

Cyclist Badge

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The Beavers worked towards their Cyclist Badge on 20th April. As always this involved games as well as learning (about how to wear a helmet correctly, what sort of safety equipment is necessary when riding a bike, and how to pump up a tyre), and amazingly even included the Beaver’s sitting in a straight line for once ! Once the Beavers complete one task at home they can receive their badge.

Robots Junk Modelling

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Chickasaw Beavers had a junk modelling night – I’m sure you’ll agree that their creativity is amazing !

See this LINK to Flickr to see all the photos.

Congratulations go to the winners of the following categories:

– Most colourful robot: Tyler

– Scariest robot: Harry

– Best overall robot: Alexander and Jack

Air Activities Badge

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Chickasaw Beavers gained their their Air Activities Badge on Weds 9th March – they learnt about different types of air transport and talked about their own experiences of flying, or those of friends and family.

They then made two types of paper plane – Condor and Delta – and found out which was the best design for speed, distance and acrobatics.

The winners of the distance competition were: 1st Robert, 2nd Archie, 3rd Jacob Backhouse (all flew more than 10 metres !). Joel won the adult competition …

After a close set of heats and a grand final, the results of the Acrobatics final were: 1st Archie, 2nd Dominic, 3rd Jack Cooper.

Well done everyone !

Cars Night

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Chickasaw Beavers had an evening of racing, and decorating, toy cars. Charlie Britten and Charlie Lawrence shared the prize for ‘Best Dressed Car’, though it was a very difficult competition to judge as all the decorations and modifications were excellent! Nathaniel Parry’s car was the one that travlled the furthest in another very close competition.

Planting Bulbs

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We ‘planted’ hyacinth bulbs on 13th Jan – it was a bit messy getting them out of their pots of compost, but not as messy as painting the jars we have planted them in! It’ll be interesting to see how well they grow and whether the Beavers predictions about what colour the flowers will be.

Beaver Walk

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We had a lovely walk from Langford to Boyd Field on Weds 23rd Sept, carrying a sensibly packed rucksack with a healthy snack to eat at the end !

Thank you to all the parents, and of course as always our two Explorer helpers, for joining us.

Welcome Back

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We started the new term with a welcome back games night. Luckily the weather was still fine so we could run around outside – the Beavers had lots of energy after the long summer break.

We are very proud that three of our Beavers received the Chief Scout Bronze Award from Jim, our Group Scout Leader. The Bronze award is the highest award a Beaver can receive so congratulations to Toby, Angus and Jack !

Toby and Jack also moved on to Cubs that night and will have great fun as they start to work towards the highest award in that section, the Chief Scout Silver Award.