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…

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…

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…

Beavers Collectors Badge

Tonight beavers did some show and tell of items they have collected for their collectors badge.  As it was a lovely evening we moved the meeting outdoors.  There were a wide variety of items on show. Football cards Rocks Beach finds (rocks, driftwood, shells) Bottle tops Shells Trains Beanie Boos Keyrings DVDs   Complete set…

Beavers visit Pets at Home

On Tuesday night the Beavers took part in Pets at Home’s ‘animal friends’ workshop.  The children had the opportunity to stroke or hold a hamster, guinea pig and rabbit.  Karen from the store told them about the food the animals liked to eat. After the handling session they had the chance to ask any questions…

St Georges Day 2018

A great turnout on Sunday to both celebrate the patron saint of Scouting and to help Castlerock scout group celebrate their centenary year. Many thanks to all the kids and parents who came and to the leaders for their support. (Please feel free to send me any pics you have of the day  – especially…

March Madness

Beavers have had a very busy month, so here’s a quick recap.  First we had three new leaders invested to the section! Welcome to Ash, Holly and Rowan. This month we visited Ballymoney library for story telling, attended the Beavers county Fun day in Maghera (see other post) and enjoyed an Irish themed night for…

Beavers County Fun Day

Beavers had a very busy afternoon with beavers from all over the county in Maghera. There were crafts, catapult pioneering, bouncy castle and games. After a refreshment break they were entertained by a very funny magician named Lewie. Crafts can be collected at Tuesdays meeting.    

Beavers Investiture Night

The Beavers were learning about why we have Remembrance Day. Well done to all the Beavers that got invested and have joined the world of Scouting.