Welcome to Beavers

Beavers meet on Wednesday evenings from 17.15hrs to 18.30hrs at The Scout Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD

Activities

We offer a wide and varied range of activities that provide a balanced programme, allowing each member to work towards challenge and activity badges. These badges are part of the National Beaver Programme aimed at encouraging development and providing new challenges.

Activities are both indoor and outdoors, they include individual tasks as well as team games. They range from arts & crafts and educational items to treasure hunts, sports and District and County Beaver events.

Investiture

New Beavers will be invested in four-six weeks once they have a Beaver top and have learnt their Beaver Promise and Law. Investiture will take place at the end of the meeting – family members are welcome to attend.

Uniform

This can be bought from Scout Shops on line at www.scouts.org.uk; or
The School Wear Shop, 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury. Telephone: (01787) 881500
Scout & Guide Store, C1 Seedbed Centre, Severalls Industrial Estate, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9HT
Tel: (01206) 842650
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Beaver tops should be worn every meeting, once invested, unless otherwise stated.

We will supply a scarf (old gold), woggle and badges at investiture.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are payable to 1st Bures Beavers. They are currently £38.00 per term per Beaver. Subscription money pays for membership fee to Gilwell Park (Association Headquarters), badges, scarves, stationery, postage, Leaders travelling expenses and maintenance of SHQ building/grounds, general repairs and evening activity costs.

It does not include: District events

Our meeting place:

The Scout Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD
Access to Scout and Guide Headquarters to Beaver meetings by car is from the Sudbury Road entrance (B1508) just passed the cottages (Croft End). You must only access this entrance and exit via The Croft ensuring a One-Way System is operational. This helps minimize traffic congestion. The speed limit along The Croft is 10mph. At no time should you exit via the Sudbury Road, as it is on a dangerous corner.

How to join the Group: Please contact us for joining enquiries, from time to time we have a joining list if you would like to add your child’s name to the list please contact us. The age range is from 6 years to 8 years old.

Please contact: Tony Waring (GSL)
Mobile: 07976305852
Email: 1stburesscoutgroup@gmail.com

Position of Badges & Awards on Beaver Uniform

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The Beavers Calendar & Events

Jun
21
Fri
Bures Scout Group Camp
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Open to ALL Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Arrive on Friday evening and set up tents and game

Camping, Activities & Camp Fire (Saturday)

Activities to be announced next year

Open Air Church Service (Sunday)

Finish at mid-day on Sunday

Sep
14
Sat
SC2 BBQ – Group supporting River Stour Trust @ Recreation Ground
Sep 14 all-day

Serving Burgers, Hot Dogs, Teas, Coffees and soft drinks to the paddlers by the Cricket Pavilion next to the River Stour on the Recreation Ground.

Supporting the River Stour Trust

All money raised to 1st Bures Scout Group

Beavers Galleries

Latest Beavers News

Jumble Sale March 2019 – Result

Jumble in the Community Centre - there was loads A great result at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 23rd March 2019 - raising over £850 for equipment at the Scout Headquarters! Thank you so much everyone for your help - we had an army of members, parents and volunteers...

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Football at ITFC February

Scouts and Cubs enjoyed attending the Championship game at Portman Road featuring Ipswich Town v Stoke City on Saturday 16th February. Seated in the Co-Op Stand. And we got to see a goal just before the end of the game!  

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Winter News 2018

Please click here to see our latest newsletter, hope you enjoy reading it! There's lots of news about the Scout Group and what the members have been up to this term. There are also some useful dates for 2019! Happy Christmas!  

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Bures Christmas Fayre 2018

Our stall at the Bures Christmas Fayre on the Common. We raised £225 from raffle of hampers and teas served in the church by the committee. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and parents who gave items for their section hampers. All money raised was to SESAW our...

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Headquarters & Camp Site Clear Up – November

A Big thank you to all who turned up on Saturday help with various jobs around the Headquarters and Camp Site. Windows cleaned, leaf clearing, gate and posts painted, container & store swept out and cutting out Popular saplings. Leaders and Supporters Committee

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Mini Bus – New Brand Livery

The Scout Association has launched a new brand identity and we have added the Scout logo on front side driver/passenger doors, rear and wording - Do more. Learn more. Be more and we are now the 1st Bures Scout Group with #SkillsForLife down the side panel.

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BMF Awards Evening – September 2018

Thank you Bures Music Festival for funding a new outdoor Patrol Dining Shelter for the 1st Bures Scout Group. At The Eight Bells Public House presentation evening on Thursday 13th September -, lots of charities benefitted from the monies raised from the Festival,...

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