Macclesfield Forest Family Hike

Thanks again to Ian (aka Ancient Akela) who did even better this year organising fantastic weather for our group’s Family Hike on Sunday 12th October.

We all had a brilliant time and enjoyed a great day in each other’s company. All our sections joined in and even some “Beavers in training” came along and managed to keep up.

Hike records have been updated and some of you are due badges – Congratulations

Keep your eyes out for some more challenging hikes being organised by Ian soon.

Beavers & Rainbows at Chamboree 2014

What a brilliant day Beavers (and Rainbows) had at Chamboree on Saturday 2nd August.
Hawkeye came with us on the coach; Bubbles and Chip met us at Tabley and showed us where the Cubs were camping. Fortunately, we got there just in time to have a bacon sandwich!
Next we went to the main arena for an opening ceremony and then it was straight to our activity zone. In the morning we went to Creative & Faith zones. Apparently it was raining outside, but we were so busy we didn’t notice. We made superhero wings for our trainers; bashed metal spikes into leather keyrings to emboss them; painted our hands and added our prints to a HUGE circle of paper that had handprints from practically all the Beavers, Rainbows and their Leaders; coloured in pictures of superheroes; made Hama bead shapes and bookmarks.
We returned to camp for our lunch with the Cubs – who had been on their own activity zones. Lunch was beef burgers with salad, then fruit and birthday cake (one of the Scouts had their birthday at camp). There was a superhero treasure hunt around the site, but we were too busy eating cake to find all the superheroes.
In the afternoon, we visited the Indoor Arena where we blew giant bubbles; danced with Vinnie Vole, fired elastic band guns, solved a co-ordination puzzle by working as a team, had a cup relay race, made duck food and played “Hook a duck”, scrambled under a camouflage net, and then did lots of small challenges and games to beat “The Cube”.
We rounded off our afternoon with a visit to the Big Top and the circus. Hannah Rose amazed us with her rope climbing skills and the clown made us all laugh a lot.
We can’t wait until Chamboree 2018 when we’ll be old enough to join in with all the Scout activities and camp for a whole week.

Pond Dipping

Beavers enjoyed a brilliant meeting in the sunshine at Lymm Dam when they went Pond Dipping. Ranger Tim helped us to identify all the fascinating creatures that we found. We caught: tadpoles (with and without legs!?!); pond snails, ramshorn snails, water scorpions, caddisfly larvae, pond skaters, water boatmen, water lice, damselfly nymphs and some pondweed.
Thank you Tim for helping us.

Cyclist Badge

We’ve done one of the brand new Beaver Scout Activity Badges – the Cyclist Badge!
Beavers met at the Rangers Hut to cycle their bikes along the track to the field.
We started with a talk about staying safe on our bikes and practised fastened on and adjusting our own helmets.
Ranger Tim came out to say “Hello,” and to remind us to use our bells if we were passing any walkers. After crossing the road safely, we got on our bikes.
Some of us rode more quickly than others, some had really big bikes, some had quite small ones. Lots of parents joined in with us – their bikes were HUGE!
Baloo was waiting at the field for us with some drinks and chocolate bars. Our snack gave us just enough energy to race back along the track to meet up with our parents.
Well Done to everyone for staying safe and completing the ride.

Knights of Warrington

Our Beaver Scouts enjoyed a night away at Queen Charlotte’s Wood with friends from 27th Warrington Beaver Scout Colony.

The theme was Knights and Dragons, so we watched a film about dragons, made helms & shields, jousted with lances from the back of horses (hobby horses), fired arrows at targets and had lots of fun exploring the campsite with a walk in the dark and then a longer walk in the sunshine the next morning.

Some of the Beavers said they stayed up all night long, but they were very good and didn’t keep the Leaders awake 🙂

Everyone had a great time and the leaders might plan another sleepover for later in the year!

District Beaver Challenge

Well done to our team of Beaver Scouts who joined in the Beaver District Challenge. They had lots of fun: cooking their own smores, identifying birds in a quiz, shooting mini-crossbows, working out how to transfer ball down several sections of drain pipes, making picture frames, and lots more.

The team from Woolston won, but we all really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you to Laura for organising the afternoon and to Oughtrington for hosting the competition.

Bear Grylls visits Cheshire Scouting

Nearly 1000 Scouts and 1800 Cubs with over 1000 Leaders at Tatton Park Campsite.
1400 Beavers and Leaders at The Heath in Runcorn
Plus Explorers and Network at Forest Campsite
65% of everyone involved in Cheshire Scouting attended a Bear Grylls event
All the sections from 4th Lymm had the opportunity to attend these events – see our blogs for more details

Family Hike

Well done to the Cubs, Scouts and Beaver (and their parents) who managed to keep up with Ancient Akela (aka Mountain Goat), and thanks to him for leading a fantastic hike and organising the weather.

We enjoyed a great day and it didn’t rain!!!

Some of us got cold, some of us got blisters, some of us nearly got blown away by the wind, we braved two stop off points for the sake of our parents; but we all finished the hike.

Your hike records have been updated and some of you are due badges – Congratulations

Thank you to Ancient Akela for leading us round and teaching us some useful new map skills, and also for showing us where to go to buy delicious hot chocolate.

Please organise a hike again soon