Yes, Beavers Scouts have now been around for 30 years!
How great is that?
So to celebrate, 1st Portlethen Beaver Colony made their way along to Stonehaven Scout Hut on Saturday 26th March, and took parts in the fun and games.
Everybody had a great time and met other like minded crazy funsters!
“See you all at the next one guys!”
Another fine performance by Scout members from in and around Aberdeen.
Some 30, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders, went along to the Saturday matinee performance at Aberdeen Arts Centre of our local gang show.
We were all Rolling Along on A Crest of A Wave by the end.
A huge Thank you to all that made the trip worthwhile.
We even managed to squeeze in an ice cream at the break!
When can we have an ice cream Akela?
Always something the Cubs look forward to. Not everything in the wide range of activities we cover can be done by 30 Cubs on a Thursday night,due to lack of time.
Hence, the introduction of Badge Night, an open evening where the Cubs get to bring along some examples of their other interests, and hopefully be awarded through the receiving of a badge.
This evening (we actually ran into a 2nd evening, if truth be told), we had a few Sports Enthusiasts, a couple of excellent Book Readers, one very clued up, a bit of Musicianship, a Road Safety expert, to name but a few, but of course, the best part, for us Leaders, had be the part of the night when we were allowed to sample some of one of Cubs’ home baking.
Ewan, your shortbread really was excellent.
Can we have some more though?
Portlethen Cubs put up a great great defence of their title as 2015 champions, only to to be beaten by Invernervie in the final.
Well done guys.
You did the pack proud.
So the rain came down, and outside was wet an miserable.
So whats do we do?
We have an explosion of light indoors!
Our evening included learning a bit more about old My Fawlks himself, with a bit of running included, then got down to creating an explosion of colour, with led lights attached to the Cub’s and Scout’s finger tips., teamed up with a long exposure on a camera.
We even made our own sparklers! No explosives were used in this, just bread sticks covered in melted chocolate with sprinkles!
The evening ended with everyone taking there chances with biting a chocolate covered mini doughnut from a string (Apologies to the parents for the copious amounts of chocolate sauce used!).
Another 5 Beavers Scouts have now reached that stage when it’s time to leave and move on up to the Cubs.
We hope you’ve had a great time.Are you ready for the next Challenge?
We’re sure you are.
one of our 2 visits to our local Tesco store to find out more about where our food comes from.
Giant tangerines from Peru, to strawberries from Angus.
Everybody tried something that they might not have normally tried.
Thanks Pam and Dale.
Look out for group No2 in a couple of weeks.
Well, its summertime (honestly), and the last Saturday in August means one thing.
Time for Portlethen Gala.
For this year, our contribution came in the shape of crepe pancakes and pop corn.
We had a very busy day and the crowds seem to enjoy what we had to offer.
A “Bravo” goes out to the organisers for making this year happen.
(Note to self, bring more pans, more pop corn and more pancake batter next year!)
I’m sorry to say, due to the demand for places, and the ever increasing waiting list, we have had to take down our Child Joining page of our site.
Both the Beavers and Cubs are now inundated with people looking for places within Scouting in Portlethen and it is now at the point that we just cannot take any more names for our waiting list.
This has been mainly due to lack of suitable meeting space and, of course, the age old problem with getting people to volunteer with the running of the sections.
We will do what ever we can to find space for as many children as we can within the group, but for now, I’m afraid to say, we just can not add to the list.
One of our young stars are heading north!
Yes, our Young Leader, Amy is heading up north to Inverness for her work placement for the next year.
So our Beavers’ gave her a great send off, with a few small gifts that we’re sure she will find a use for.
People like Amy, and Alice , her sister, don’t come along often.
Have a great year young lady.
Have a great time,…………
Our Amy has her last night before her next great adventure.
but hurry back!