Who we are
We are the 1st Baldwyns Beaver Colony part of 1st Baldwyns Park Scout Group
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.
What we do
Beavers are our youngest members, and we meet for an 1 ¼ hours per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends.
Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements We aim for all young people within 1st Baldwyns Park Beavers to have gained their Chief Scout Bronze Award by the time they move up to Cubs. This is achieved by being awarded all 6 challenge badges during their time in Beavers.
Location & meeting times
We meet every Thursday evening from 5pm to 6:15pm in the The Scout Hut in Eden Road, Joydens Wood, Bexley, DA5 2EQ during school term time.
Currently we have 3 Leaders in our Beaver Colony.
All these leaders are volunteers and give up their time for free to deliver scouting
activities, not only on a scout night but for other scouting activities at weekends.
All of our Leaders are DBS checked regularly, and trained in First Aid, Safeguarding
and Safety. Further Scout Training is also completed.
The Beaver Scout uniform consists of a Turquoise polo shirt and a Turquoise sweatshirt; both can be obtained from local shops, online or from the Bexley District Scout shop detailed below
Bexleyheath District Scout Shop
The Bexley District Scout Shop is located opposite the Chinagaga Chinese Restaurant in Mayplace Road West, Bexleyheath. It is open on Thursday evenings between 4:30pm and 9pm and it can provide everything a Beaver Scout might need. All profits go back to the Scout district.
Invested into the Beaver Colony
Once Beavers have attended between 4 and 6 weeks they are eligible to be invested into the 1st Baldwyns Park Beaver Colony and wear the scarf and woggle. A Beaver must know the Beaver Scout promise and be able to repeat it.
Help from our Parents
We expect all our Beaver parents/carers to help out with meetings on a rota basis, so we can keep the minimum number of adults, this normally means coming along to help out once every 12 weeks or so. This means giving up an hour of your time approximately once every 3 months, which we don’t feel is too much to ask. We publish a parents’ rota at the start of every new term. Please check your availability to help out on your scheduled night and please alert any of the Beaver leaders as soon as possible if for any reason you cannot attend. We are happy for you to arrange swaps with other parents if that helps, but please let us know. What we do not want is no parent attending to help and us not being informed.
Online Scout Manager (OSM)
The Leaders at 1st Baldwyns Park use an on-line system to handle the administration of the Scout Group. When you join you will be sent a link so, that you as parents can create an account to see all your child’s badges achieved listed and where to put them, our upcoming programme and update your details.
The cost is £36 per term. (£108 per year) this included your yearly membership to the Scout Association. All Camps and outings are extra.
If you wish to pay by:
Internet banking (our preferred method):
Barclays Bank, Swanley Branch
Account No: 50889016
Sort Code: 20-06-72
Please use your child’s name as a reference
If you wish to pay cash please send in a sealed a named envelope.