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
The Beavers Calendar & Events
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
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
Our newsletter with the new re-brand is available here. Enjoy the read!read more
What a fantastic evening all the members, leaders, volunteers and parents had at this 1st Bures Scout & Guide Group event! It was the first time that this format had been introduced to the Group and it worked so well. The Group Scout Leader, Tony Waring wanted to...read more
Well done to Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Parents and Supporters who helped with the Jumble Sale last Saturday. Message from our Group Treasurer Our nett proceeds from the Jumble Sale was a mightily impressive £739.01 - a fantastic result for which everyone's efforts was...read more
Thank you so much for all your support at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th March. Despite the weather it was a busy day with lots of customers and so many helpers! Thank you to all our loyal team who collected, sorted and sold the goodies yesterday; children, parents,...read more
On Saturday 24th February, we travelled over to Boxford in our Mini Bus to start our Night Hike by the Church. We walked via Hagmore Green, Assington Church & Woods, Tiger Hill Woods, Lower Meadows to our Headquarters. We stopped for Bacon Rolls in Assington Woods...read more
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Our last meeting of the year at Jump Street, Mason Road, Colchester - Christmas Party. Finished off at McDonald's and NO visit to A&E. Happy Christmas and New Year to all our Supporters, Friends and Campers.read more
Scouts and Cubs Day Out at Portman Road to see Ipswich Town against Nottingham Forest. A great game and loads of goals. 4-2 win for town. Get in there!read more
SCOUT GROUP RAFFLE WINNERS Bures Street Fair and Christmas Lights Switch On. Thank you to everyone who contributed Scouts, Cubs and Beavers! We raised the sum of £207.00 for our chosen charities, Ferriers Barn & First Responders Team (for a mobile defibrillator)....read more
Thank you Dan Wood (Beaver Leader) for all the hard work, commitment and fun that you have given to the 1st Bures Scout Group, especially to the Beavers, over the last 7 years. We so appreciate all you have done, we’ll all miss you! Good luck in your new job! Group...read more
Well done to all who turned up at Remembrance Day Parade and Service - Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Parents. It was the largest parade we have ever had!read more
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