Cheshire Beavers 35th Anniversary
Join the party!
Beaver Scouts celebrate their 35th Anniversary this year! Until the Easter holidays in April 2022, we are giving colonies in Cheshire the chance to join us in celebrating the 35th year of Beaver Scouts. To kick off the birthday celebration, we are offering Beavers and leaders the chance to take part in completing 35 challenges over the next seven months.
Record your progress
You will also be able to search for and download “Cheshire Beavers 35th Birthday” as a digital badge available on OSM. There is no physical badge available to present, however, you can use this system to keep a record of your Beavers’ progress.
Throughout the following months, why not keep in touch and let us know what your Beavers have achieved! You can take photos & videos (adhering to policy) or record your action in words using social media: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tagging @CheshireScouts or using the hashtag #CheshireBeavers35.
Rewards for completion
When Beavers have completed all 35 challenges, they can be awarded with a special 35th anniversary certificate!
To claim the reward, Beaver leaders should contact their local ADC for a certificate template. This will be in a downloadable and printable format for leaders to sign and write the names of the children.
We would love you to join us in completing a total of 35 challenges to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Beaver Scouts. You have until the start of the Easter holidays in April 2022!
Each one is designed to be fun, engaging and either achievable at a weekly meeting or at home. All activities are listed below, linked to the Beaver badges and all downloadable as a PDF.
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35th Birthday Challenges
|1||Find out how old each of the different sections are and a little bit about them. We know that Beavers is now 35 years old and officially became part of Scouts in 1986. Are any other of the sections celebrating a special birthday this year?||Membership Award, Moving On Award|
|2||Recreate the UK Beaver Scout uniform from 1986 and compare it with your own||Membership Award|
|3||Find out about Beaver Scouts in other countries – can you find out 35 facts?||International|
|4||Make an outdoor trail using 35 objects for somebody else to follow||My Adventure Challenge|
|5||Make a natural sculpture to represent your favourite thing about Beavers||My Outdoors Challenge|
|6||Decorate 35 biscuits as a colony or lodge||My Teamwork Challenge, My Skills Challenge, Cook|
|7||Spell your name in morse code using 35 different socks||Communicator|
|8||Make a record for Brushing your teeth over several days totalling 35 times||My Skills Challenge|
|9||Go on a mini beast hunt – can you find 35 creatures?||My World Challenge|
|10||Perform 35 star jumps||Health & Fitness, My Skills Challenge|
|11||Create a promise tree – As a colony or lodge can you fill 35 leaves with examples of how you have kept your beaver promise?||My World Challenge, Membership Award|
|12||Collect 35 things from nature and make a picture of a birthday cake or number 35 using collected items||My Outdoors Challenge|
|13||Find 35 ways to travel 35 steps||Health & Fitness, My Skills Challenge|
|14||Learn and sing different campfire songs for 35 minutes||My Skills Challenge|
|15||Make a Marshmallow tower with spaghetti that is 35cm tall, Alternatively, you could use kebab sticks and midget gems or newspaper||My Teamwork Challenge|
|16||As a team can you solve 35 clues to complete your mission?||My Skills Challenge|
|17||Take 35 photographs and create a slide show, collage, or scrapbook||Photographer|
|18||Fit 35 different things in a rucksack||My Teamwork Challenge|
|19||Make a paper plane that can fly over 3.5m||Air Activities|
|20||Read 35 pages in a book||Book Reader|
|21||Count 35 stars in the sky & find a constellation||Space|
|22||Can you design and build a model using 35 different pieces?||Builder|
|23||Invent a 35 second dance routine. Why not send us a video! @CheshireScouts #CheshireBeavers35||Creative, My Skills Challenge|
|24||Wear 35 items of clothing and take a photo. Why not send us your photo! @CheshireScouts #CheshireBeavers35|
|25||Go on a 3.5 mile walk – Can you spot 35 different things on your hike||Hikes, My Adventure Challenge|
|26||Invent a machine that is 35cm long, wide, or tall, will it work?||My Skills Challenge|
|27||Draw a picture, make a model or collage of what you think Beavers will be like in 35 years’ time||Creative|
|28||Keep 2 balloons in the air for 35 seconds||Health & Fitness|
|29||Recycle 35 Items. Record what you recycled||Global Issues|
|30||Collect 35 things that go together. Take a picture of your collection and say why you started collecting||Collector|
|31||Build a number 35 in Minecraft, Lego, Play-doh or similar||Creative|
|32||Make a paper chain of 35 links||Creative|
|33||Create and send out an invitation to your celebration||Creative|
|34||Bake a cake and decorate it for the 35th Birthday||Cook|
|35||Have a Birthday Party to celebrate our Beaver Scouts Birthday. Maybe safely try a cake with 35 candles!?||My World Challenge|