Welcome to Beavers
Beavers meet on Wednesday evenings from 17.15hrs to 18.30hrs at The Scout Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD
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.
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.
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.
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 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)
Position of Badges & Awards on Beaver Uniform
Apply to join Beavers
The Beavers Calendar & Events
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
Latest Beavers News
We removed some very large tree stumps from the camping areas in early June 2019 - work was carried out by Nigel and Adam Norton. Currently we are levelling out and grass seeding areas ready for camping at the end of the season.read more
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...read more
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!read more
Recycling Crisp Packetsread more
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!read more
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...read more
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 Committeeread more
Cooking Sausages and Twists on the Altar Fires in our Scout Headquarters Grounds - November 2018read more
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.read more
A huge thank you to those of you who helped with the Sudbury to the Sea BBQ event (River Stour Trust) on Saturday 15th September. We were inundated with help from those who had been given a rota slot and many that turned up to offer their help today. Again, a...read more
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,...read more
Bures Scouts took on the job of cleaning the Millennium Bridge crossing the River Stour on Saturday 8th September. Parish Councils were grateful for a great job.read more