Beaver Scouts’ 30th birthday camp

The 1st Bradley Stoke Beavers celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beaver Scouts.

By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

This year, Beaver Scouts are celebrating their 30th birthday. The 1st Bradley Stoke Beavers marked this occasion in style with a camp aiming to complete 30 activities in 30 hours! The marathon sleepover was held at Brook Way Activity Centre with 42 young people taking part. As well as the excitement of a weekend away from home, the Beavers had non-stop fun as they counted off each of their 30 activities on a giant clock.

Just a few of the things completed were spaghetti bridges, tie-dyed neckerchiefs, domino rally, map making, clay sculptures, blind assault course, toasting marshmallows, catapults and tent pitching. Plenty of games, a movie from 1986 and a giant tug of war also added to the fun. Everyone was kept fed and watered by our brilliant catering crew and we would like to thank the Smart Fish Bar in Stoke Gifford for supplying us with a lorry load of chips to help fuel our hungry campers!


At the closing ceremony we shared a big birthday cake with all the parents and our newest Beaver (invested at camp) blew out the candles! As always, weekends like these cannot happen without the support from our volunteer leaders, so a huge thank you to all our team. Here’s to the next 30 years!

If you would like to find out about volunteering opportunities with the group, please visit our website and click on the ‘Join’ tab.

Members of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beaver Scouts.

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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