Posted on April 20th, 2016 by SDSAdmin
Liam of 1st Cippenham Beaver Scouts wins Badge design competition
Congratulations to Liam of 1st Cippenham on designing the badge that will be worn by all the Beaver Scouts and their Leaders in Slough.
The competition was tough and it was really difficult to choose a winner from all the amazing entries that were received and the wining design was chosen but Myself and Dave Shaw our Youth Commissioner.
You can see the winning design below. The badges are now in production and will be sewn onto the jumpers of our beavers very soon!
Thank you to all the beavers for the great entries and well done once again to Liam.
Posted on April 8th, 2016 by SDSAdmin
Slough District Beavers came together on Sat 6th Feb to celebrate Beavers 30th Birthday & Pancake Day. They played party games, eat pancakes. All the beavers gave a donation & raised £43 for WPH Neonatal Unit.
We visited the Neonatal Unit at Wexham Park Hospital on Friday 8th April to present our donation of £43.
We were allowed to visit a baby in an incubator & the staff told us what they did on the Unit.
ADC – Beavers – Slough District
Posted on January 10th, 2016 by SDSAdmin
What is a District Youth Commissioner?
I am the first District Youth Commissioner in Berkshire, and one of very few in the UK. The District Youth Commissioner’s role is to develop and oversee the principles of Youth Shaped Scouting within Slough. As part of this, I will be starting a Youth Forum within the District to allow Young People’s voices to be heard by the District Team and encouraging leaders to develop Youth Shaped Scouting within their Section.
Who are you?
I am Dave Shaw, some of you may know me as an Explorer Scout Leader with Discovery ESU, while others will know me as a Network member. I am 23, and I have been a part of the Scouting Movement since I was 6, so I know what it is like to be both a Young person and a Leader within Scouting.
What is Youth Shaped Scouting?
Youth Shaped Scouting is the idea that Scouting is a Youth Movement and should be shaped by the Young People. Adults should only be here to guide the Young people and ensure that they are kept safe. The Young People should have a say in what they do on a weekly basis, where they go on camps and how major decisions are made.
As one Explorer said: “Scouting is like play-doh, Young People have to shape and mould it”
What about YouShape?
YouShape Week is the National Event during which we want to get everyone talking about Youth Shaped Scouting. YouShape Week is 1st – 7th February, with a major conference taking place from the 5th – 7th. The week will provide the opportunity for every young person from Beavers through to Network to get involved either online or at your meeting place.
What’s the plan?
I will be setting up a District Youth Forum which will aim to involve a Young person from every Section within the District, from Beavers to Network, from 1st Britwell to 3rd Wexham. To kick off this process, I will be paying a visit to all of the Sections during January to talk to the Young People and Leaders about Youth Shaped Scouting and the Youth forum. Follow me on Twitter for the Schedule.
How can I develop Youth Shaped Scouting in my Section?
First things first, ask the young people what they want to do on a Section Evening, whether that is what game to play next, what to cover in a future meeting or having the young people taking a lead role in a game or activity. The key is to listen to the young people and carry out what they want to do.
District Youth Commissioner – Dave Shaw
Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Damien Woodall
On Saturday 21st November the Beavers held a District Children In Need activity day at 3rd Upton. This was attended by 56 Beavers from across 6 colonies. The day was full of 6 different activities that the Beavers took part in:
- designing and making their own non-alcoholic cocktails / decorating biscuits and cakes with lots of yummy sweets (thank you to the 3rd Upton parent who made over 60 cakes to be decorated)
- designing a new superhero, drawing it and talking about the powers they would have
- Lego station where they could build something without instructions and using their imagination
- Pudsey worksheets where they had the chance to do some colouring, dot-2-dots and dressing Pudsey up
- mosaic Pudsey where each group filled a drawing of Pudsey up by sticking lots of different plastic bottle lists and cotton wool to it
- each Beaver (& leader) had the opportunity to have their picture taken with Pudsey in a photo booth and these will be printed and given out for everyone to keep.
Before the activity day the Beavers were given a task to see how many items they could fit into a matchbox, all had to be different items. One very clever Beavers managed to fit 45 items into their matchbox. At the end of the day the Beavers played a couple of games before collecting all their stuff and heading home.
I would like to say a big Thank You to all the leaders involved from 1st Britwell, 2nd Cippenham, Colnbrook, 1st Langley (Wednesday & Friday) and 3rd Upton for their help and support on Saturday. It was a busy day but all the Beavers had fun and went home happy J. We also raised around £70 for Children In Need which is fantastic.
Also here is a link to our article in Slough Observer: http://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/14097611.Young_superheroes_flying_high_after_fundraising_exploits/
Joe Halls – District Beaver Scout Leader
Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Damien Woodall
Slough District Beavers had a great Sleepover at 1st Datchet Scout Headquarters
We arrives on Saturday morning and headed straight off by coach to “Odds Farm”
The Beavers went on all the adventure playgrounds, they fed pigs, sheep, goats, watched sheep racing and enjoyed the indoor play area
We then returned to 1st Datchet for a sausage and chip supper followed by ice cream
The Beavers then played games in the dark with their torches, enjoyed a camp fire and then it was time for supper and bed!
On Sunday morning we packed up our sleeping gear, had breakfast and played team games outside
Then it was time to close the sleepover and go home to Mum and Dad very tired but extremely happy!
Many thanks to all Leaders, Young Leaders and Parents who supported this event
We all had a fabulous time and the weather was great!
Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by SDSAdmin
‘This weekend we took a visit down to Colnbrook C of E Primary school to take a look at what the District Beaver colonies were getting up to on their weekend sleepover. Just after they finished lunch we managed to catch them doing a range of activities from making healthy fruit kebabs to using the new district archery kit. Despite the slightly soggy weather conditions forcing Beavers to wrap up warm, I didn’t manage to see one unhappy face as everyone had something fun to do thanks to the leader teams involved. ‘