1SW Colony Activities During Self-Isolation

Dear Beaver Families,

I wanted to provide you with an update about Colony scouting during the COVID-19 period. None of us know how long we will have to remain safe at home, but we should assume that for near future we will not be able to meet in person. Burnaby Beaver Colonies are planning fun local scouting adventures that we can run as soon as physical distancing is lifted, even in the summer.

We are all facing new challenges. Many of us are facing working from home, financial uncertainty, lack of childcare and learning to home school our children. All of us are doing the best we can.

Scouting is a way for the whole family to have fun, getting outdoors and having new adventures together.

Scouting groups across the country are using Zoom video conferencing to have meetings. They have had virtual campfires, taught skills, and shared with each other about their adventures. Youth can show and tell about their badge work. It is fun to see each other online.

Our Virtual Colony Program looks like this:

Weekly Email Activity; Weekly 30 minute Zoom Meeting @ 6:30pm on Thursdays (Uniforms required); Independent Personal Achievement Badge Work and Outdoor Adventure Skill Badge Work

Participation is optional. Each week, you and your Beaver Scout can choose to do as much or as little as you like.

The weekly activity may include a printable worksheet or craft. Your Beaver Scout may also need craft scissors, crayons, tape, glue, and help with reading. Please email me if you do not have access to a printer or paper.

We hope you and your Beaver Scout will join us.

Our first Colony Zoom will be tomorrow. Details for the Zoom will come in a separate Event Email.

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Rosie

Beavers – March 12 Meeting Last meeting before Spring Break

Hi Beaver Families!

This is a reminder to please email us if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Last week the Beavers worked on painting Beaver Buggies for the Beaver Buggy Races that will take place Wednesday April 1 (See attached Flyer).

This Thursday, March 12, the Beavers will decorate their painted buggies and then add the wheels. If your child was unable to attend last week, they will need to first paint their buggies. If your child cannot attend this week and still wants to make a buggy for the races, please let me know and I will bring a kit home for pick up.

Other upcoming notices:

You have now received an RSVP notice for the Hike for Hunger this Saturday March 14.

Beaver Buggy Races will be Wednesday April 1. The beaver buggy races will replace our regular Thursday meeting.

Reminder that there is NO Thursday Meeting March 19, 26, or April 2.

We expect to have a Bottle Drive Saturday April 4.

The first Spring Thursday Beaver Meeting will be April 9.

Thanks and see you Thursday!

Scouter Rosie

BS20 Beaver Buggy Poster.pdf