Beavers

Beavers - 6 to 8 years

Try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure.

Flitwick Scout group have three Beaver colonies that meet at Flitwick, and an additional colony at Barton Le Clay. Beavers meet on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. 



Where are we?

The Beavers meet at:

The Scout Hut
Station Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1JT


Orchard School
Higham Road
Barton Le Clay
Bedfordshire
MK45 4RB
Meeting Times
Monday Beavers
Mondays - 17:00 to 18:15

Orchard Beavers
Tuesdays - 17:00 to 18:15

Tuesday Beavers
Tuesdays - 17:15 to 18:30

Wednesday Beavers
Wednesdays - 17:00 to 18:15

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

Flitwick Beaver earns all activity badges
29/04/2022 By Simon Baldwin

Despite missing a lot of Beaver meetings due to the pandemic, one Beaver at Flitwick Scout Group, Evelyn Baldwin, has earnt all of the Activity Badges that you can get at Beavers by completing them at meetings and at home; the last time this happened was two years ago making it a very rare occurance and one to be celebrated. 

Beaver leader Louise Rutt, on presenting the last badges congratulated Evelyn: "Well done! It is a great achievement to earn everything, particuarlly as Scouts added a new badge last year on Money Skills - so not only has she earnt all of the Beaver Badges, but she is the first in the group to get the new Money Skills one. It doesn't happen very often and shows what you can do if you put your mind to it"

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Springing into 2022
20/04/2022 By Simon Baldwin
All the young people at Flitwick Scout Group have been busy this half term, taking part in a fantastic range of activities; having fun, working together and learning skills for life.
 
Squirrel Scouts (boys and girls aged 4 & 5) were invested into the Group and have been building models and dens, hunting Easter eggs, and crafting a flower for Mothers day. They have also played lots of games, heard lots of stories, and sung lots of songs.
 
Beaver Scouts (boys and girls aged 6 & 7) also crafted flowers for Mother’s day and have built a water filter while learning about the problems some people have finding safe drinking water. Beavers have also played games and worked together as a team.
 
Cub Scouts (boys and girls aged 8 to 10) have worked together to learn how to read a map to find where they are and where they’re going, and have explored the local area. Cubs also collected a lot of items for a food bank and learnt where in the world their food comes from, and made a mozaic coaster for Mothers day.
 
Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 13) have cooked, carved chip forks out of wood, learnt how to safely use an axe and a saw and have also brushed up on their navigation skills. These came in handy at the end of term when some of the Scouts hiked over 11 KM from Cranfield to Bromham where they set up their tents, cooked their tea and camped overnight. For some Scouts, this was their first time camping with the group for over two years, or their first Scout camp altogether.
 
Harry Woolgar, one of the Scouts camping said “my favourite part was making the fires – we cooked on it and later on toasted marshmallows for s’mores”.
 
Among all these activities, some young people in the group have achieved the top awards for their section. There were multiple evenings this term where Chief Scout Bronze and Silver awards, the top awards in Beavers and Cubs, were presented by Darren Reeve, lead volunteer for the group, who said “It is fantastic to be giving out these awards that represent all the hard work the young
people have done. It is great that Flitwick Scouts have continued to achieve them despite the disruption over the past two years”.
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Blog | Firelighting
08/07/2021 By Simon Baldwin

This term, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick Scout Group have all been learning how to light a fire using a Ferrocerium Rod and striker to make sparks. 

Beavers have also been learning how to light a candle with a match, and toasting a marshmallow to make S'mores. 

Cubs have cooked potatoes, beans and chocolate banannas on an open fire as well as learning how to build up a small fire from the initial tinder. 

Scouts have been experimenting with how effective cotton wool is as a tinder depending on how it is prepared, and in their patrols took part in a "Fire Limbo" challange where they had to build a fire from scratch that would get high enough to burn through a line of string suspended above their fire. 

The Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit have also been cooking sausages and camp dounuts on an open fire. 

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Blog | Group Activity Day 2021
20/06/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scout Group held their Group Activity Day on 19th June 2021. COVID rules prevented a usual 100+ young person strong camping weekend, instead over 100 members of Flitwick Scout Group attended with their section for a number of Scouting activities. 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in a variety of Scout activities such as archery, backwoods cooking, orienteering and songs round a campfire. For lots of young people, they were trying things they had not done before. 

"Thank you all so much for organising such a fun-filled day. We are so grateful for all your hard work. The children loved it!"

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Back Again
24/04/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Flitwick have started meeting back together, as have the Flitwick based Dauntless Explorer Scout Unit.

It has been great to see so many of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers meeting the past two weeks.

The Beavers have had games evenings with several new members to the sections.

Cubs have had a games evening and a meeting at the local woodland to search for wildflowers (and climb on some fallen trees!).

The Scouts went for an evening hike along part of the local Katherines Walk route, and have been playing some team games/challanges. The Explorer Scouts have had an evening campfire, and an evening hike. 

It has also been an opportunity for the young people to collect some of the badges they have earnt during the recent lockdowns. 

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