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District Beavers Fun with Food Day
On Sunday 9th Feb 20 Philpott Beavers and 9 Peacock Beavers joined another 72 Beavers from all around Dartford for the Bi-Annual ‘Fun with Food Day’ held at Scout House and Lutonia Hall in Broomhill Road and boy did we all have fun!
Four hours of tasting, touching and making all sorts of food.
The list included mini savoury sandwiches, exotic fruit cocktail, raw and cooked fish, chocolate fountain, Mississippi Mud Pies, Micro-wave cakes in a mug, iced/decorated biscuits, mini pancakes, knotting spaghetti and a very educational Quiz about hidden sugar and salt in products.
Luckily as it stayed dry the Beavers were able to have a run around in the garden and play organised games for the last half-hour to burn off some of those calories, whilst the Leaders were busy clearing up the mess!!
A good lot of work done towards their Healthy Eating Badge.
On Saturday 8 Feb, Del & Auntie Beaver held their annual Quiz Night to raise much needed funds. An excellent night was had by the 10 teams and £205 was raised, with a further £10 generously donated at the end of the evening. The quiz results were very close, but this years winners were the Monteith, Enever, Hannah & O’Brien collaboration taking away the prize of chocolate and bubbly.
Once again, we’re collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, which help us with the cost of some of our activity equipment for the younger members. As always, the collection box will be just inside the entrance to out hall.
You had to be there to appreciate the amount of mud or the amount of fun had by those who attended. If you weren’t there, perhaps next year? Below are a few pictures to capture the memories.
At 5-15pm on Thursday 12th December Sainsbury’s at Crayford suddenly came alive to the sounds of carols being sung by over 70 5th Dartford Beavers and Cubs accompanied by their Leaders and some very willing parents/grandparents.
All wearing festive hats and great big beaver smiles. The big orange buckets soon started to fill with loose change from the generous customers as they finished their shopping.
After an hour and a half of singing and countless wishes of Merry Christmas the children went home tired and thirsty having raised the magnificent sum of £306.39 towards the Groups New Hall Fund.
Well done everyone who took part. I was very proud of you all.
Many Thanks too, to Sainsbury’s for giving us the opportunity to raise these funds.
We were honored to be joined by some of team from Miskin Radio as the ’5th Dartford Players’ performed our production of ‘Oliver with a Twist‘. Throughout the evening, which included delicious cooked food and a raffle, we had a cracking time with singing and jokes and raised a couple of hundred quid for our New Hall Fund too. Check out the report on the evening from Miskin Radio here.
On the 7th December 2013, accompanied by family, Charlie of the Earley-Troop, attended the County’s Chief Scout Gold Award presentations at Holy Trinity Church, Margate, where he was commended for his achievements as a Scout by dignitaries from within the Scouting movement. Having linked with the Johnston ESU he will be invested as an Explorer Scout at Gilwell Park, when we attend WinterCamp in a few weeks. Well done and good luck at Explorers.