Beavers

Beaver Scouts

 

Beaver ScoutsFun and friendship is the cornerstone of our Beaver Scouts program.

Beavers meet on Monday nights from 7 to 8 pm and occasionally have weekend outings. The meetings and outings consist of games, crafts learning and exploring. We have camp fires, we go on hikes and we try to have meetings outdoors as much as possible weather permitting. We build skills that will follow through in to Cubs and Scouts!  Parents are welcome to be involved! Beavers participate in events such as the Kub Kar rally ( they build and race beaver buggies) and they take part in our Survivor camp with their families.  Our programs promote confidence, leadership, learning, being active and connecting with nature.

Beaver Scouts opens the door for your child to discover the world. It is filled with a little bit of everything – games, outdoor activities,   music and sports. Along the way, Beaver Scouts meet new friends, learn cooperation and teamwork and develop self-confidence. Beavers are encouraged to express the activities that they would like to do and leaders are there to guide them. New and exciting adventures that they don’t normally have the option of learning elsewhere.

Beaver Scouts are welcomed into a group of energetic boys and girls just like them. They will meet with kind and caring leaders that will help them with anything they need to know about being a good Scout. They will feel respected and appreciated for their own uniqueness, and encouraged to bring all they can to their group and activities.

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 Activities

The Beaver Scout program is built around a variety of activities that include:

  • Nature walks and hikes
  • Storytelling and playacting
  • Picnics and family-based camping
  • Campfires
  • Games and sports
  • Crafts

The BEAVER POND

The Pond Map

Beaver Scouts will get to experience the tale of Friends of the Forest in a whole new way.

Working closely with Scouters, Beaver Scouts will look at a map of their Pond to help them chart their course for the year.

After every activity the Beaver Scouts will gather and talk about what they learned and what they can do next. The Beaver Scouts will have a memory bag—a small day bag that will contain their own map of the Pond and any other items that they would like to share with the Colony.

The Beaver Scout Map will contain many places for them to explore:

  • Malak’s Maple (Leadership)
  • Ringtail’s Hollow (Environment and Outdoors)
  • Rusty’s Meadow (Health and Fitness)
  • Rainbow’s Reflections (Beliefs and Values)
  • Big Brown Beaver’s Lodge (Citizenship)
  • Rascal’s River (Creativity and Personal Expression)
  • Echo’s Mountains (Adventure Skills)
  • Hawkeye’s Campfire (Ceremonies and Reflection)
  • Tic Tac’s Camp (Sleepovers and Camps)
  • Aurora’s Northern Lights (Northern Lights Quest for Top Section Award—Name TBA)
  • Akela’s Jungle (Linking with and preparing for a new adventure in Cub Scouts)

– See more at: http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/cp1/pond.html#sthash.LTjU1pqc.dpuf

JOURNEY

Brown Tails

First-year Beaver Scouts (known as Brown Tails) explore the program for the first time and learn about the Beaver Scout program as well as Scouting in general. They could be partnered with a Blue or White Tail in offering leadership occasionally for a single event.

Blue Tails

Second-year Beaver Scouts (known as Blue Tails) gradually take on more leadership in their Lodge through the year. During the fall, the White Tails will work with a Blue Tail partner to take attendance, organize materials, lead the Lodge in a game, etc. All Blue Tails in a Lodge will get a turn (this can change week by week or month by month) to partner with a White Tail in this role. In January, after the White Tails begin their Northern Lights Quest, the Blue Tails take over the leadership roles within the Lodge and continue those roles in the fall of the next year.

White Tails

Third-year Beaver Scouts (known as White Tails) are Colony leaders, helping with the organization of ceremonies and participating in the White Tail Council. Within the Lodge, through the fall, they will take attendance, organize materials, lead the lodge in a game, etc. They will do this with a Blue Tail partner, for whom they will act as a mentor. In January, after the Northern Lights Tail ceremony, the White Tails will relinquish leadership to the Blue Tails. (A small Lodge ceremony might be used to symbolize this transfer of leadership). Throughout the year, the White Tails will continue in their role of Colony leadership.

– See more at: http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/cp1/pond-journey.html#sthash.Y4YTHXkx.dpuf

ACHIEVEMENT

Personal Achievement

A series of badges, geared to the challenges of the individual youths personal interests. Personal achievenment badges will be earned by completing Plan, Do, Review tasks designed by the youth and Scouter.

  • Exploring Beaver
  • Tech Beaver
  • Creative Beaver
  • Scientific Beaver
  • Helping Hero
  • Be a Leader
  • My Faith and Yours
  • Beaver Olympian
  • Musical Beaver
  • Pet Care Beaver

Top Section Award — Name TBA

Requirements in development.

Adventure Skills

Camping Adventure Skill
Aquatic Adventure Skill
Paddling Adventure Skill
Aquatic
Paddling
Winter Skills Adventure Skill
Emergency Aid Adventure Skill
Vertical Challenges Adventure Skill
Winter Skills
Vertical Challenges
Hiking Adventure Skill
Scout Craft Adventure Skill
Sailing Adventure Skill
Hiking
Scout Craft
Sailing

– See more at: http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/cp1/pond-achievement.html#sthash.gOKDwL1z.dpuf

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 Beavers can Camp Too

http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/download/beaver-scouts-camping-booklet.pdf

 

Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to love God and help take care of the world.

Beaver Scout Law

A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps family and friends.

Beaver Scout Motto

Sharing, Sharing, Sharing

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