Beaver Scouts Trip to Connemara National Park

Date: Sunday 22nd March
Location: Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co Galway
Cost: €14

Details
It takes 1 hr 45 minutes to travel from Claregalway to Letterfrack by bus so we plan to leave from Claregalway Community Centre at 8:45am sharp, We will be returning to the Community Centre at approx. 4:15pm.

Our schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10.30 AM: Meet in Courtyard for Scavenger Hunt (Park Staff)
  • 11.00 AM: Lower Diamond Walk (this can take up to 1 hour) (Beaver Leaders)
  • 12.15 PM: Lunch and playground
  • 01.00 PM: Tree Walk and Craft Activity (Park Staff)
  • 02.30 PM: Leave for Claregalway

What to bring

Mandatory kit includes:

  • Beaver Uniform with neckerchief and woggle
  • Raingear (Jacket and Trousers)
  • Small rucksack
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Strong (ideally waterproof) shoes/boots or wellies
  • Newspaper in a plastic bag (to use as a seat)
  • Sandwich and drink

lf there are any questions please contact us on 086 0545329.

We will send updates via text alerts if necessary.

Regards

12th Galway (Claregalway) Beaver Scouters

Upcoming Beaver Events

Hi all,
We have a number of activities organised in March which we would like to bring to your attention:

  1. Tuesday 10th March, evening/night walk in Lisheenkyle Woods (see post below)
  2. Sunday 22nd March, trip to Connamara National Park
  3. Saturday 28th March, overnight sleepover in Claregalway Community Centre

We will provide more details on the trip to Connamara National Park and the Community Centre Sleepover in the following days but for now could you all confirm via TEXT to 086 0545329 if your Beaver will/will not be attending these events. If they cannot attend one or more of the three events please indicate clearly in the message.

If you have any questions please contact us at 086 0545329.

YiS,
Beaver Scouters

Beavers Evening/Night Walk in Lisheenkyle Woods

Next week (March 10), Beavers will have an evening/night walk in Lisheenkyle Woods. We will meet at Lisheenkyle National School at 6.30pm. Beavers will be collected at the school at 7.30pm. As this is an outdoor activity, they will need to dress accordingly. Each Beaver will beed to bring a torch. Seep map below for location of Lisheenkyle school.

Here’s a map to where we will be meeting at Lisheenkyle National School

Beaver Prayer, Promise, Law & Chant

We’ve usually finished off our meetings on Tuesday nights with the Beaver prayer but we are going to include the promise, law & chant more in our meeting opening and closing ceremonies from now on.

Beavers will get to memorise these over time (most already know the prayer) but here they are for now as a reminder.

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Beaver Prayer, Promise, Law & Chant

Adventure Skills – Air Activities Stage 1

airx_smallBeavers who were with the group last year achieved this badge and we hope that the new Beavers will also! In fact, we hope that those that already have achieved Stage 1 can help others do the same.

Here are the requirements for the Stage 1 badge

  • I can name all the things I know that can fly
  • I can show pictures of and be able to talk about different types of flying machines.
  • I can build a paper airplane from an A4 sheet that will fly, climb and turn.
  • I can discuss the features of an airport from a model or picture (Runway, Terminal and Control Tower).
  • I know how to be safe around aircraft
  • I have visited an airport

Getting Ready for a Beaver Hike

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As we get ready for the first hike of the new Scouts year with the Beaver group, here’s some info on what Beavers need to bring with them on the day:

  • Packed lunch & drink
  • Newspaper in a plastic bag to use as a seat
  • Wet gear – top & bottoms
  • Strong (ideally waterproof) shoes/boots
  • Change of clothes
  • Change of footwear

We’ll be doing a quick bag check on Tuesday (Sep 30) night in advance so please bring the packed bag that night.

YiS
Beaver Scouters