Beaver Camp: The Debrief

Well done to all of the Beavers for getting stuck in to all of the activities over the weekend and for some, their first night away from home (not to mention that it was in a tent!)
Everyone was on their best behaviour and truly were a pleasure to have!

What we got up to!
Saturday
After saying farewell to parents, we watched the camp video again to jog our memory about the spy theme and to create a plan of how we’ll find and save Bertie Beaver!
Shortly after, we had our jackets and boots on and began our hike around Auchengillan.
On the hike we needed to use our skills in First Aid, Communication, Navigation & Espionage to earn tokens that at the end of the day, would unlock the maps to find Bertie!

The Beavers did very well on the hike, especially as the weather wasn’t ideal! We came back to the cabin for a short burst of lego building and a few games before dinner; yummy pasta, tomato sauce and meatballs.

After dinner we were back outside for bases consisting of Archery, ‘The floor is lava’ (using crates and planks), ‘Laser Beams’ (climbing through a web of string) and making fruit kebabs.

It was then time to find Bertie so after adding up our tokens earned during the hike, we unlocked the maps and ran up the path to rescue Bertie! “He’s a bit bigger than he was before”!

We finished off the day by using up the last of our energy running around outside before a campfire and supper (hot chocolate and a biscuit).

Once the excitement had worn off, the Beavers were sound asleep and the Leaders weren’t too far behind!


Sunday
It was a bit damp in the morning so after getting changed and packing bags in the tents, the Beavers came inside for some exercise and Breakfast.
After helping to clear up, we had some games indoors and even went on a run before parents joined us for our closing ceremony!

Do More. Share More. Be More.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their own time to plan, support and run the camp.
The group are urgently looking for new leaders to help out after summer. Volunteering is easier than you think. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.
Please get in touch with your section leader to find out more.

Beaver Camp 2019

Last year, we ran our first Beaver Sleepover in the scout hall – it was a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback from parents and Beavers!

However, this year, for the first time at the 28th, we’ll not only be giving our Beavers the experience of going somewhere new overnight, but we’ll also be providing the opportunity to sleep under canvas.

Beaver Camp 2019
May 25
th – 26th
Auchengillan Outdoor Centre

Information Evening Powerpoint

Watch Beaver Camp Video (Facebook)


Information Evening Summary

Location
Our Beaver sleepover last year was a great success however we did have the challenge of trying to fit 40 Beavers (and some of their bedrooms!) in the hall on a cold January night so we couldn’t get outside either!

This year, at Auchengillan, we’ll be based at the Kyle Cabin (no.4 on the map below) and will have ample space for all of the Beavers, Leaders & equipment.

Accommodation
Whilst the cabin has enough space to accommodate everyone, we’ll be encouraging the Beavers to spend the night under canvas.
We’re currently in the process of sourcing the tents & are planning for roughly 4 Beavers per tent.

Program
The Beavers will arrive for 10am on the Saturday and after a tour of our site, we’ll be starting our Top Secret Hike, completing a number of activities throughout the day in order to save Bertie Beaver!
On Sunday morning, site will be packed up and Beavers will be picked up at 10am.
If the camp video didn’t give it away already, camp will have a spy theme and during the weeks leading up to camp, the Beavers will be focusing on skills including First Aid, Communication, Navigation, and of course, Espionage.

Kit List
A kit list is provided on the information sheet.
If you’re going out to buy new equipment, it’s always worth mentioning it’s for a scout camp as many outdoor shops offer a discount!

If you’re struggling to find the kit you need, please get in touch and we’ll help you out, we don’t want equipment to get in the way of camp!

Please:
– Involve your son/daughter when packing so they know where everything is
– Clearly label all items
– Use a rucksack or sports bag that they can fit on their back

Food
We’ll be providing Saturday dinner, supper and Sunday breakfast however we ask that Beavers bring a packed lunch for the Saturday.

Joining Instructions
The camp fee is £20 (subsidised by the Scout Group and Beaver Sections)

Please return the consent form and camp fee to your section leader by week beginning 22nd April.

Contact
During May 24th – 26th the emergency contact number is 07388253743.
This number should only be used in emergencies during this event.

If you have any questions before camp, the best thing to do is contact your section leader or the team at 28thfridaybeavers@gmail.com