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

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...

The Past Few Weeks!

The past few weeks have been quite busy! Here is a quick update of our latest activities and outings: ELECTRICITY!! Beavers learnt how basic electrical circuits work and then in groups had a go...

Spring Camp!

Spring Camp! This year we held a big Beaver camp at Youlbury Scout Centre, including both of 1st Harwell’s Beaver Colony’s. To start of our weekend Beavers were dropped off at  Youlbury by their...

Video Games Evening!

Video Games! At a recent explorer meeting, the activity for the evening was decided to be a bit different from what usually happens at explorers. Wii’s, Playstations and Xbox’s kept the explorers eyes glued...

Imagination Evening!

This week at Beavers we completed the Imagination Activity Badge. This involved the Beavers: – drawing what they think life will be like in the future, -making a story with puppets, -creating a large,...