Disability Badge

Busy two weeks for the Trym Beavers completing there Disability Badge. Last week we were lucky to have a special guest visit. Hetty a black labrador puppy, joined us with trainers David and Janice from Guide Dogs for the blind. And this week Helen Hollick came and taught the Beavers Makaton. They got a cerficate to prove it as well! Thank you very much to the wonderful volunteers that gave up there time to help us.

Halloween

Friday night Beavers had a great time before half term celebrating Halloween and dressing up. They all look great, if a little frightening!

Autumn Bazaar and Bike Sale

Westbury Methodist Church, where we hold all our groups, is holding an Autumn Bazaar on Saturday November 11th between 10am and 2pm.

As part of this event, the District Scouts will be holding a second hand bike sale.

Come along and grab a bike pre-christmas or sell any outgrown bikes.

You can either donate your bike to the Scouts or you can pay a fee and sell it yourself. Any size but we do ask that they are in decent condition.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Beavers Clip and Climb

Thursday Beavers went to Clip and Climb this evening where they all were able to climb up a wide range of fun and challenging walls then abseil back down again in complete safety. They all did brilliantly!

Summer Camp

This years joint Summer Camp was with 77th, 90th, 167th Bristol Scouts and Steama Explorers. We went to Winsford in Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor. The Scouts and Explorers were all split into patrols and cooked all the meals for themselves (and leaders!) on open fires, we just provided some food and instructions. The highlight of the meals was the ‘free day meal’, where we give each patrol £25 and take them to a supermarket, where they have to buy the ingredients to cook a three course meal. All the meals were excellent and ranged from eggs benedict, to curry, to stir fry and for dessert, trifles, strawberries coated in chocolate and spotted dick!

Activities for the week included high ropes, stand up paddle boarding, NGOOT (incident hike), crystal maze and lots of time in the river. The Explorers also completed a two day hike and undertook some conservation with Exmoor National Park.

Here are some photos from the camp.

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Scouts Go Bowling

A few weeks ago the Scouts were invited to have a go at Bowling by Bristol Arrows Bowling Club. The Scouts had a great time aided by the fact that if they hit the jack they won some chocolate! Many thanks to Gill and her team for teaching us.

 

 

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Westbury 1300 celebrations – yarn bombing

The 90th Bristol Scout Group have been involved in yarn bombing Westbury-on-Trym village. It is part of the celebrations for the 1300th anniversary of the village. The colour of the logo for the event is purple, so it was decided that it would be fun to yarn bomb the village in purple. The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders (along with the odd exec member) have made purple pom poms which can be seen hanging around the village.

There is also a children’s activity sheet if you need inspiration for how to get involved over the summer holidays – you can download it by clicking here.

Group Camp

Here are some photos from our Group Camp at Woodhouse Park. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in a range of amazing activities including tomahawk throwing, abseiling, low ropes, shelter building, fire making and a massive campfire!

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Group Camp begins…

The preparations for this weekend’s 90th Bristol Group Camp began in earnest this evening with the great “Loading of the Minibus” event, helped by many eager volunteers

 

…followed by the great “Unloading of the Minibus” event at the other end.

 

After that it was time to start putting tents together.

 

Which way round does this go again?

 

Ah that looks better…

 

Nearly finished!

 

The weather is set too, so should be a great weekend ahead.

JOTT Walk

On the 13th May, the Beavers took part in something called a JOTT walk around Blaise Castle.


Every year there is a walk organised on the same day around the same time (depending on time zones naturally!) across the world for community groups. A local Beaver leader organises this so we joined other Beaver colonies from Bristol on the walk. The weather was great and a lot of parents and carers joined in too, adding to the atmosphere.