Beaver Rally Day

Some of our Beavers attended the NI Beaver Rally day at Crawfordsburn Scout Centre this weekend. As the theme for the event was World around us, Beavers decorated rocks earlier in the week with drawings relating to India. These were then swapped at Crawfordsburn with rocks other colonies decorated with drawings/paintings related to other countries….

Beavers RNLI Visit

This week Ballymoney Beavers visited Fred at the RNLI boathouse in Portrush. They learned about keeping safe at the beach by wearing sun hats and sun cream and to protect their feet with old shoes/crocs. Fred told them all about the lifeguards and the importance of swimming/paddling in between the red and yellow flags. He…

Easter Raffle Winner

Thank you to all those who supported our Easter fundraiser by entering our raffle. We raised £311 which will be used to buy more tents and equipment for our group camp later this year. The winner of the hamper was Margaret Archibald. Congratulations!! Also a huge thank you to those who donated prizes including cinema…

Beavers Bistro – Mother’s Day

Beavers invited all mothers (and fathers and siblings) to come to our Beavers Bistro for a mother’s day treat. They had the responsibility of taking orders, and then helping to make tea/coffee to treat their family. Of course leaders were on hand to help with boiling water and delivery of hot drinks. Beavers did a…

#Beavershape 2019

Our youngest section took part in the county #Beavershape event this weekend. The event was held in Castlerock and they were joined by beavers from all over the county. They had a blast playing games and creating tea towels, new badges and mini figure woggles. They took part in youth shape activities in which they…

Beavers Helping Hands

Over the past month our youngest section have been doing work on their personal challenge badge and promise. They had to challenge themselves to do at least one helpful or kind thing for someone else each week. They wrote what they had done on to Helping Hands, brought them back to stick on to our…

Beavers Celebrate Chinese New Year

Tonight Beavers worked on their international activity badge by learning about the Chinese New Year. We told them this was the year of the pig and they found out their zodiac animal signs. They learned how to say hello (nî hâo), recognised the Chinese flag and tasted various Chinese dishes (some attempting to use chopsticks)….

Beavers Visit The Police

Thanks to Ash for organising a visit to Coleraine police station. Beavers were shown different uniforms, torches (or lightsabers) and walkie-talkies. A few had a go with the breathalyser (pleased to report no young offenders) and were shown how fingerprints were taken. After a quick question and answer session,  it was off for a visit…

Rememberance Day 100 Years After the end of Great War (WW1)

We had a great turn out today from all the young people in all sections. We also had representatives from all the sections for the wreath laying in the morning with the beavers sections having the honour of laying the wreath. It was very impressive to see over 40 scouts aged from 5 & three…

Beavers Halloween Trip to W5 & Monster Manor

Beavers visited W5 and Monster Manor for their Halloween outing. Every Beaver braved the Manor admirably where they encountered skeletons, Frankenstein, a beast in a crate and other spooky creations.  They then proceeded to take over all floors of W5, fighting dinosaurs, role playing in GO and constructing all sorts of models, as well as…

Beaver Investitures and Joining in

Recently 7 new Beavers made their promises and were invested into the colony.  A number of Beavers were also awarded their joining in level 1.  Well done everyone.  Thanks to Shere Khan for coming down to help out. Also thanks to our young leader for taking photos and leading the Halloween craft.

Restart a Heart Day 2018

As part of the nationwide Restart a Heart day the Group partnered with both the St Johns Ambulance and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to run a special evening where all the young people (some leaders and parents too!) learnt all about resuscitation, CPR, how to help others and key Life Saving skills.  43 members…

New Scouting Year

Registration nights as follows:- Beavers 6-8 year old 11/09/2018 from 18:45 – 20:00 Cubs 8-10.5 year old 12/09/2018 from 18:45 – 20:15 Scouts 10.5 – 14 year old 07/09/2018 from 19:00 – 21:00 for the scouts section this will be a social night for all parents, scouts and potential scouts.  Come along, fill in the…

Beavers Party and Badges

Last week was the Beavers end of year party. During a log chew earlier in the year the kids had asked for a wii Just Dance party, so we gave them their wish. There were also some fair games (left from group camp) and lots of sweets, crisps and ice lollies. Great fun was had…

End of Year Group Camp

Ballymoney Scout Group had their first ever all section group camp in June.   The Scouts and Cubs went horse riding on Friday night before getting some bounce time on the inflatable assault course.  This was followed by a camp fire and s’mores toasted on the fire.  After a few songs it was off to…

BARK Food Collection

Over the month of June all three sections have been bringing in donations for BARK a local dog shelter.  BARK had put out an appeal for donations of tinned dog food to the local community and Ballymoney Scout Group answered.  We hope that what we have collected over the month will have made a small…

Group Camp Kit List

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Beavers Fun In The Sun

Our Beavers have been making the most of the recent spell of good weather for the last few weeks. They have had a fun trip to the beach. Paddling in the water was a great way to cool off after a warm day.            At the next meeting we went a walk to the…

Beavers Gardener Badge

Beavers started work on their gardeners badge last week. They decorated pots to plant their summer flower seeds in. They took their filled pots home to look after and record the changes they see as the flowers grow. Hopefully we will see some lovely blooms. They also created a wildlife garden in tyre planters with…

Rocks!!!

Tonight our beaver scouts were walking around Ballymoney leaving their painted rocks in various places for people to find.  Their hope is to make someone smile when they find them.  Our hope is to make more people aware of scouting in Ballymoney.  Keep an eye to see if anyone puts pictures of their finds under…