Welcome to Beavers
Beavers meet on Wednesday evenings from 17.15hrs to 18.15hrs at The Scout & Guide 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.
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 £36.00 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 & Guide 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: We currently have a waiting list – please contact us if you would like to add your child’s name. The age range is from 6 years to 8 years old.
Please contact: Dan Wood (BSL)
Mobile: 07815 907565
Position of Badges & Awards on Beaver Uniform
The Beavers Calendar & Events
Raising money for a local charity of our choice.
Each section to provide something for their raffle.
Scouts: Christmas Hamper
Cubs: Bottles and Jars
Agenda will be email before this meeting
We are collecting Jumble/Bric-a-Brac at the start of February 2018.
See leaflet drop in February for contacts
We will also be selling Books, Clothes & Bric-a-Brac.
Refreshments will be available on the day
Jumble starts at 2pm. Finishes at 4pm
Latest Beavers News
Bures Music Festival Presentation Evening on Thursday 28th September in The Eight Bells Public House. Bures Scout Group was presented with £250 cheque from Dan Wood BMF for Banner Flags which will help to promote the group. Many thanks for the kind donation. Paul...read more
At the end of our Scout Troop meeting held on Monday 25th September - Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) was presented with her 5 Year Long Service Award (certificate and badge) by Tony Waring (Group Scout Leader). The Scout Group/Supporters Group thanks her for...read more
Cubs with their new Dagger Kayaks. The Scout Group was awarded the sum of £714 from Braintree District Council - Councillors Community Grants towards two Dagger Kayaks and Paddles. Many thanks from the Cub Pack. Their first trip out on the River Stour with Scout...read more
Hi All, There is an opportunity for you, Leaders, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their parents to attend an evening at Mountain Warehouse in Sudbury on Thursday 4th May 2017 from 17.30hrs to 19.30hrs. The store will be open exclusively for us and their trained staff will...read more
Thank you so much for all your help last night. Well done on all Scouts for help running the hampers table. It was a lovely atmosphere in St Mary’s Church and at The Eight Bells Public House. Although rather cold in both venues, well done on fundraising £180.92 for...read more
Liz being presented with her Wood Badge Certificate On Monday 14th November - Graham Smith (District Commissioner) for Sudbury District presented Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) her Wood Badge. Liz has taken three years to complete her training as a Leader. She...read more
Well done on everyone attending Remembrance Day Parade and Services in St Mary's Church and at Bures...read more
Many thanks for the three Leaders & Scouts and one parent for helping out on Saturday 5th November down at the camp site area - clearing up fallen leaves. We could have done with a lot more help and time taken would have been less for everyone involved. We also...read more
Here is our Newsletter for this Autumn. Autumn News 2016read more
The Bures Music Festival have made a generous donation to our Group. As a result the Cub Pack can now purchase some long awaited tents for their camping plans! Pictures to follow, we just know these will go down very well! This village festival is not only a fun...read more
The Croft was open for business this afternoon at 4pm. To all members of the Scout & Guide Group Please use the access via the Sudbury Road and black gate entrance. Please remember the SPEED LIMIT down The Croft is 10mph. Well done to Kier contactors who have done...read more
Work on the new road will start on Monday 26th September and run for approx. 2 weeks. (Hopefully no problems) If bad weather comes - then there will be delays. They will be doing drainage work first then laying a new road. Access to Headquarters Please drive into the...read more