1st Harwell (St. Matthew's) Scout Group Blog

Blog #1 Driving to the jamboree!

Parents!  At the moment we are sat in our camp near Arhaaus, with which we have a local beach (less than 100m away) to relax on before our final driving stint to the jamboree...

What is coming for 1st Harwell Beavers?

We have recently said goodbye to two beavers as they have turned eight and will be joining the 1st Harwell ‘Driftway’ Cubs in September. Meanwhile with ‘Ridgeway’ and ‘Driftway’ Beavers we have a summer trip to...

Beavers at Group Camp

Recently 1st Harwell Scout Group went to Harry’s Island Campsite in the New Forest, for the weekend. Early Saturday morning, 26 Beavers gathered at Harwell Recreation Ground to travel down to the New Forest,...

KITES!

On the 2nd June Beavers made kit kites from Kites4schools, the beavers needed a bit of help but they were fairly simple and fun to make. On the 9th June ‘Ridgeway’ and ‘Driftway’ colonies travelled...

Outdoor Challenge Badge

As part of the Outdoor challenge the Beavers visited the Rectory garden in Harwell for a mini beast hunt. They found many different bugs and identified them using an identification chart. Woodlice, spiders, slugs, worms and...

St George’s Day

On 26th April 1st Harwell and 2nd Chilton Scout Groups joined together to celebrate St George’s Day. The event started with a short reflection time, songs and a gravy competition! Activities followed including African Drumming, tug...

Explorer Ski Trip!

Recently, Explorers ventured up to Tamworth Snowdome, to receive an hours tuition on skiing. Abilities varied to begin with, but by the end all of the explorers and network were all skiing from increasing...

CYCLIST BADGE!!

CYCLIST NIGHT and SHORT BIKE RIDE!! On this evening Beavers learnt all about our bicycles and how to ride safely in preparation for our short ride on the weekend! We talked about everything you...

Exploding Water Melons!

In a recent attempt to include a more diverse range of activities in the explorer programme, the leaders came up with an activity inspired by a internet viral video. The video involves cutting a...