Kingfisher Beaver Colony – Review of 2018/19

Another interesting year with lots of laughter, fun and games. Over the year we have seen the confidence of the Beavers grow, those that were new are now confident members of the Colony and others have progressed onto Cubs.

We have been busy completing the following badges: Health and Fitness; Cycling; Creative; Cooks; Experiment and many challenge badge activities.

We had a fabulous Valentines torch walk at Lydiard Park with a wide game to finish, we held our annual parents challenge evening, took a soaking at our annual water games night and were very lucky to be invited to attend fireworks with Heron.

Ducklings Toy Shop paid us a special visit and facilitated a Lego night and we visited the fire station.

We attended St Georges and Remembrance Day parades as well as Jamboree on the Trail (JOT), Jamboree on the internet/air (JOTI/JOTA).

In order to help keep track of all this we have successfully moved onto Online Scout Manager (OSM), which has dramatically eased the admin burden and improved the accuracy and access to information. We are hoping to roll out the ‘My Scout’ element in September which will give parents online access to sign up to events, maintain contact details and see the progress of their child(ren).

We are lucky to have a strong team of Leaders, two of which are new, enabling us to deliver a wide programme with energy and enthusiasm. So, a big thank you to Mang, Hedgehog (who has now left), Toad, Rat, Owl, Rob, Chris and Amy who helps out.