Heron Beaver Colony

Beavers LogoHeron Beavers meet between 5:40 and 7pm on most Friday’s.

The Beaver badge positions can be viewed here.

AGM Report for 2014/15

Heron Colony has had another busy year, lots of fun and hard work, the boys have achieved a great deal of numerous badges and we are proud to say 13 Beavers got their Bronze Award.

We entered the Carnival, our theme was, Lest we Forget; it was to commemorate a hundred years since the First World War.  We approached the Royal British Legion to see if they had any objections to us dressing as Poppy’s, they were delighted and gave us their blessing.

We do a number of things annually, we visit The Mulberrys in the summer to plant 4 planters with flowers the residents usually come out while we are there for a chat, each lodge plants one up, we also visit them at Christmas, they look forward to the entertainment we do and just enjoy meeting the boys. It shows, the boys enjoy being with them as well.

Our first meeting in the New Year is a bowling night which gets very competitive both with boys and Leaders, and some very interesting styles of bowling.

It’s nice to join up with the rest of the District with a visit to the Pantomime, at Gorse Hill Community Centre, where a lot of hissing, booing and shouting takes place and lots of laughter.

Another time the District gets together is usually an outing somewhere, last year it was the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

We take part in the Hike round Coate Water in October; this enables the boys to get their stage 1 badge.

We enjoy ourselves at Hobourn’s Cotswold Water Park where we have the pool to ourselves for an hour, poor old Fox gets decidedly wet, and it’s nice to see even the nervous boys relaxed and having fun.

Another annual visit is to Chilton Farm, this is a brilliant Guide site where Guides come from all over Wiltshire to camp, and we find it great as there is an assault course and a campfire pit, so we enjoy being able to climb (we, meaning the boys) and having a real campfire.

Our sleepover was another success with all boys staying, and ALL asleep by 11:45. We paid for it in the morning though all awake by 6:00.

We had a lovely family night, the weather was a bit damp, but Fox came up trumps with a Quiz and sing song.

I have to thank a great team for all their help with the program planning and hard work, to give the boys fun and achievement.

We have lost one of our young leaders, Weasel to college and an apprentice we thank him and wish him well.

Joan (Badger) BSL.