This year the 1st Coggeshall Beavers went on a trip to Chatham docks in Kent.
It was an early start with the coach leaving at 8:30 and we got there at about 10:30. It was a really good day they went on HMS Cavalier, learning that the HMS Cavalier has been in The Historic Dockyard at Chatham since 1987, with ownership passing from the Maritime Trust to Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust in 1994.
They also went on the HMS Submarine Ocelot, learning that the Ocelot was the last submarine to be built in Chatham Dockyard for the Royal Navy. We looked at a lot more boats as well then we left at 4:30 and got back at about 6:00.It was a very good day out.
- Jamie Hughes
The Coggeshall Tiger Beaver’s and leaders were delighted to receive Adam Edwards, Matty Self, Harry Pikney and Guy Anderson into their Colony on Thursday night (17 February). Adam, Matty, Harry and Guy were all invested and welcomed into the worldwide family of scouting in front of their parents and relatives.
Once again we are delighted to announce that three more Beavers have earned their prestigious Chief Scouts Bronze Award. Kian Kinsella, Charlie Butler (both now with Coggeshall Cubs) and Harry Jones, received their badges and certificates from Mary McCann the Braintree ADC at St Peters Church on the 10 February.
The official county presentation will take place later this year.
This term the Coggeshall Beavers were given the opportunity to give their colony a name. We gave them a choice of over 20 varied animal names taken from the ‘Scout Patrol list’ ranging from Cobra, Wolf, Bulldog to my favourite Cobra. However, we went with the most popular name of the night ‘Tiger’
So from now on the Colony will be called ‘1st Coggeshall Tiger’s, Beaver Colony’ raaaaaaaah
As you are aware the Guides have recently celebrated their centenary, and a few years prior to that the Scouts had theirs, well 2011 is even more exciting. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beavers, aimed at boys and girls aged 6-8, which allowed the younger brothers and sisters of the Cubs and Scouts to show that they could have fun too.
Through Beavers children can learn skill that could help them in later life for example, the beavers have recently made sandwiches and pizzas and they attended a sleepover at the church, this sleepover was organised by the Legend Explorers and raises over £400 for the emergency charity 'Shelter Box'.
Over the past few months I have been a young leader at 1st Coggeshall Beavers and it’s made me remember all my great times when I was a Beaver some of the people that I met at Beavers are now my best friends and I would not be me if it wasn't for my time in the Scout Association, not just Beavers. I think that there will always be Scouts and Cubs, and there will always be little brothers and sisters wanting to have a go.
Braintree Young Leader
Legend Explorer Scout
10 Beavers gain Chief Scout Bronze award 10 Coggeshall Beavers recently gained their Chief Scout Bronze award which is the highest honour available at this level. Rafe Donnelly, William Brassington, James Raine, Marcus Fox and Kyle Jarman were presented with their prestigious badge and certificate by the District Beaver Scout leader Mary Mccann on Thursday 15 July. Billy Seager, Elliott Adams, Ethan McCabe, Isobel Herod and Liam Chapman who all recently moved onto Cubs were presented with their award by the District Cub Scout leader Neil Hilton at their investiture evening on the 19 July. To earn this badge the Beavers had to complete all six challenge badges, including Fitness, Global and Outdoor.
The new Beaver Programme has been published ready for the new term - view the programme.
At a small ceremony during the closing of Beavers last night Peter Awad received his Wood Badge from David Cohen (DC). This makes Peter a fully qualified Leader.
What is the Wood Badge?