June 3rd, the sun was shining and 450 Beavers descended on Blacklands for the largest County Beaver event. Beavers got to experience 4 zones – Fun, Adventure, Explore and Create ‘n’ do. Beavers enjoyed inflatable assault courses, frisbee golf, water game and grass sledging within fun. Adventure saw Beavers challenge themselves with tunnels, low ropes, assault course , the nightline before toasting their own marshmallows on an open fire. Create n do zone gave Beavers the chance to make slime, sand animals and special mementos. Beavers also got to experience bungee trampoline, aeroball, archery and the climbing wall. The day was a massive success with Beavers saying it was ‘epic and awesome’ The event could not have have happened without the fantastic support of a team of volunteers so thank you!
The new group, just a beaver colony at present has been establish to meet the growing demand for scouting in Bognor Regis, in particular from the new housing development in Felpham. The group meets in the new Felpham Community Hall and plans are in place to open a cub pack later in the year.
The beavers were excited to finally make their promise and receive their scarf, which they helped design. After the formal investiture ceremony the beaver enjoyed a number of games, the ‘ice hockey’ was a particular favourite and fitting given the wintery conditions outside!
Michael (CYC) had the pleasure of presenting Sir Brian with an Oak Tree to thank him for his 20 years service as President of West Sussex Scouts. Several Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Petworth and Pulborough also attended to help plant the tree. We would like to thank Sir Brian for his many years of service and wish him all the best in the future.