Philpott Colony Report April 2013-Mar 2014
With a full colony of 24 boys all year we have had a very busy time.
April found us in Central Park for St Georges Day Parade with Luke Smith confirming the Beaver Motto on behalf of all the District Beavers.
May it was time for Jamboree on the Trail and 35 Philpott Beavers and their families were in high spirits despite the rain.
At the end of the month we celebrated 60years of the Queen’s Coronation with a party held jointly with Peacock & Edwards Beavers.
June saw us visiting Hobbycraft for a very crafty evening making gifts for Father’s Day. This was closely followed by the Group AGM Activity Day which meant fun on the Zip Wire, Climbing Wall, & Archery.
July On a very hot Thursday afternoon we left the confines of the hall and spent two hours of fun playing in the Penney Close playground with Auntie Beaver getting stuck on the slide because her bum was too big!!
October The first week we enjoyed a visit from the Archery Team giving all the boys a chance to show us their Robin Hood skills. The following Saturday was spent in the woods at Joydens Wood but due to the rain the night before it was very muddy but that certainly didn’t dampen our spirits, an eye opener for our helping mums! Then it was the last day and in usual Philpott tradition we had our Halloween Party to which we invited Beavers from our other two colonies.
December started with the Group Birthday parade and joint party with the cubs. With a total of 70 children it was hectic but fun. Two weeks later we were to be found in Sainsbury’s at Crayford along with Beavers & Cubs from the rest of the Group Carol Singing when we raised £306 towards the New Hall Fund.Brilliant!
February was time for the District Fun with Food day. 20 of our Beavers enjoyed an afternoon of tasting, smelling and making all sorts of different food.
March A lovely dry bright day and it was off to Canada Heights for the annual Cross Country Races. Our 6 year olds taking first place overall and Jake Morgan coming 1st in the 7 year olds race. Well Done All.
In March we said Goodbye to King Beaver (Josh) who had come to help us as a Scout 4years ago and decided to stay. We wish him luck at University in September.
However we have welcomed Happy Beaver & Kind Beaver (Lily & Molly) two Explorers who are helping us on a regular basis along with Blonde Beaver & Smiley Beaver (Anna & Leah) two college students on placement until August. Along with them are my ‘old hands’ Big Beaver, Skippy, Bearded Beaver & Joey Junior which has meant plenty of badge work being done too. Thanks to you all.
Auntie Beaver (Wendy Hurd)
How do I join Beaver Scouts?
If you would like to take part in the fun of Beaver Scouting at 5th Dartford as a young person then please visit our Join Us page or if you would like to find out about becoming an occasional helper or leader, please visit our Contact Us page.
When should I buy my uniform?
Before buying a uniform, new Beaver Scouts should visit us for a few weeks to be sure they like scouting. Once the young person, parents and Auntie Beaver are confident that the young person is enjoying scouting, they will be invited to become a member and invested. The young person will then be required to wear a uniform for the ceremony and thereafter.
Where can I buy my uniform?
Your official Beaver Scout uniform is the same wherever you buy it, but you may well find it cheaper and more convenient to purchase from the shop at Dartford district Scout House in Broomhill Rd, DA1 3HT, which is usually open on Monday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00.
Alternativly, uniforms can be bought locally from TFS Schoolwear, 45 Spital Street, Dartford, DA1 2DX or John Lewis or online from the scout-and-guide-shop or indeed on ebay, where both new and preowned bargains can be had.
Where do I put all my badges?
What is the Beaver Scout Motto?
What is the Beaver Scout Promise?
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful.
And to love God.