Longham Beavers – Taking fun to the next level
What makes Longham Beavers great?
There is so much more to being a Beaver than wearing a uniform! At Longham we get up to all sorts of activities.
We try new things
We encourage Beavers to try things they have never done before. There is always an element of choice though.
Our Beavers rarely sit around! There are plenty of opportunities to try something adventurous such as archery, kayaking, climbing and abseiling.
We often go outdoors to do fun things like den-building, discovering the natural world, visiting adventure parks, exploring the local area and games.
Learning about the community
Our Beavers get to meet people from the local community and learn about what they do, including visits from an operational ambulance and crew and going to places like the fire station, police station and even local businesses.
Making new friends
Beavers enjoy working in teams and making new friends, some from different schools or from different backgrounds. They often get to learn from, and bring out the best in, each other.
Our Beavers have a great track record of achievement. Many go on to complete the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. Some get certificates for skills that they can take forward.
(No they wouldn’t sleep in this tent!) We offer Beavers the chance to try their first nights away from home, usually with a sleepover at our meeting hall and sometimes at a larger District event. It is always optional!
Taking pride in themselves
Longham Beavers helps children build self-confidence and leadership skills but taking part and achieving their own potential matters more than winning.
Most importantly, we have fun!
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we try to make everything fun. Beavers still learn a great deal but it isn’t like school.
About Longham Beaver Scouts
Who are theY?
They are girls and boys aged 6 and 7 years old from Longham, Parley, Ferndown (south) and surrounding areas.
When do they meet?
They can choose between our Treefellas colony who meet on Wednesday (5:30 to 6:45pm) and Loggers who meet on Fridays (4:30 to 5:45pm).
What are Beavers?
Beavers began in 1982, became part of the Scout Association in 1986, and is the youngest section in the Scouting family. Both boys and girls can join around their 6th birthday.
They ‘swim-up’ to the Cub section when they are eight.
How much does it cost?
Leaders give their time voluntarily. The only mandatory payment is a termly subscription fee to cover things like equipment and insurance. This is generally lower than the price of many other clubs or groups. Some of the optional adventurous activities can incur additional cost.