We are an active colony so we try to do as many different things as possible. We do activities inside our regular meeting place, go on day visits, and even have occasional sleepovers!
We play games, do crafts, make new friends, explore the outdoors, create things and eventually when the Beavers become 8 years old, they move up to Cubs.
We are lucky to have two Beaver Colonies in Croxley – the Mountains and the Forests. Although have our own separate programme and leaders, we also join together for activities from time to time as well.
Mountain Colony in 2013/2014
Over the last year Mountain Colony has nearly doubled in size from 13 to 24 Beavers, and we have two regular adult helpers as well as a Young Leader. One of our other Occasional Helpers left us to adopt two children of his own.
The highlight of the year was our first Nights Away at Phasels Wood as a Beaver and Parent event where our Beavers helped cooked their own supper. We’re already planning a joint one with Forest Colony for October.
We’ve raised money through a sponsored skip for the British Heart Foundation; for Herts Air Ambulance by a sponsored bandage tie; and for our group by helping with bag-packing at Morrisons. We took part for the first time in the Rickmansworth Parade andSt George’sDay Parade and had a fun time at the District Beaver Sports Day.
We went to the Gr8 Big B@ash, held a half-term Activity Day at Phasels Wood, got cold whilst sledging at the Hemel Snow Centre, visited the Aldenham Hare Krishna Temple and All Saints Church, and have learnt about First Aid, martial arts, and tag rugby. Some of our Beavers went sailing at BLYM as part of our Group’s 2013 AGM.
Over the last year we’ve invested seventeen Beavers and awarded 131 badges including five Chief Scout’s Bronze Awards.