Beavers County Pirate Camp@home
Scouting carries on despite being unable to meet face to face. On the weekend of 6/7th June 1st Wendover Beaver scouts participated in a Countywide Camp@home event. The event was coordinated through leaders, the County team and Bucks Scout Radio www.bucksscoutradio.co.uk Parents signed up to run the camp at home with their Beavers.
Before the day a pack of resources was sent to parents with lots of Pirate themed ideas including; Choosing a pirate name, how to make a pirate hat and eye patch, ideas for building a camp, how to make a parrot, boat and jolly roger, a menu of pirate food.
Alongside over 700 Beaver scouts from around the County, Wendover Beavers were able to tune into the radio station and follow along with games, music and scheduled events throughout the weekend. The Saturday night finished with a virtual campfire and songs led by a member of the County team. Local leaders held a ‘Zoom’ (virtual) meeting with the children so that they could show their leaders and friends their camps, play a game and join in with a quiz to test their Pirate knowledge. Leaders want to congratulate parents and Beavers on the high standard of the camps and crafts that were on display! On Sunday morning, Beavers joined in with ‘Aaaaarhobics’ and Pirate breakfasts before a closing ceremony mid-morning.
Local leaders across all sections of 1st Wendover Scout group are running virtual meetings for their members with quizzes, games and sharing badge ideas. Bucks Scout radio is also running weekly events for all Scout sections. They share ideas for badges to do at home and help to keep children in touch with Scouting at a time where the groups are unable to meet face to face. The radio broadcasts are recorded onto the Bucks Scout radio website. If you would like to hear some of the Camp@home Pirate weekend broadcast, a copy can be found on their website.
For more information about Scouting in Wendover please visit – www.1stWendoverscouts.co.uk