St John & St Mark Church, Bury


Beavers and Cubs looking after the Mayor...

In November the Beavers and Cubs met the Mayor and had a fantastic time. They all sat in the council chamber asking the mayor questions; what he likes about his job, through to his favourite football team. The Mayor then gave them a tour of his parlour and his finery.

Beavers  FUN and FRIENDS

Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 5 yrs 9 months and 8 yrs old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. Beaver Scouts usually meet on one evening a week and also go on sleepovers and trips throughout the year. The main programme areas for Beaver Scouts are:

• Outdoor and Adventure                      • Global                                 • Community                      

• Fitness                                             • Creative                              • Beliefs and Attitudes




Beaver Scouts can gain 6 Challenge Awards plus the Chief Scouts Bronze Award and up to 12 Activity Badges from Adventure to Healthy Eating including Staged Badge which they can work on through Cubs and Scouts.

What do we do?

Have fun with games and activities which include arts and crafts, cooking, baking, nature walks and trips to the park, pantomime and the zoo.

We meet on a Monday evening at

6 o’clock in the church hall  

WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR: We currently have 20 Beavers on role. We have regular enquiries for places and always try our best to accommodate and encourage new members.

We have a varied programme and we ensure this meets the requirements and needs of all the Beavers.

We have spent a large portion of the year following the new programme which allows the Beavers to achieve various badges and ultimately ending in them receiving the Chief Scouts bronze award (the highest award a Beaver can achieve).

The Beavers took part in the St Georges day parade and attend church parade on a regular basis.

We attended the Pantomime at the Church hall where a number of the Beavers were involved in the production.

As a Christmas treat we took the Beavers to Heywood Civic Hall to see the Pantomime Cinderella, there was lots of audience participation and a good afternoon was had by all. We continue to work closely with the clergy and would like to thank Vicar Dave for his continued support. We hold regular planning meetings and support the other sections where required.

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