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Fun for creative campers

Kinross Beavers make dens at home

- MELANIE BONN

A pack of Kinross Beaver Scouts brought their camping skills indoors because they could not meet as a group.

Usually in January the 1st Kinross Beaver Scouts have their winter sleepover at the Scout Hall, however, due to current restrictio­ns that was not possible this year.

So instead the Beavers held a sleepover at home where they had to build a den or put up a tent and sleep in it overnight.

Whilst participat­ing in the sleepover, group members took part in a variety of activities such as making a marshmallo­w fork, learning about global warming by making earth mallows and then roasting them on a campfire, and making pizzas and tin can popcorn.

The Beavers also did a lava lamp experiment, had some fun with their families by having a balloon volleyball competitio­n and they stepped into shoes of young people from around the world by making a recycled football.

On the Saturday morning they were joined on Zoom by Sarah from Letsbefit who put them through their paces with a morning boot camp.

It was certainly an action-packed weekend for the Beavers and in addition to all of this, they also took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and submitted their results on the RSPB website.

Leader with the 1st Kinross Beaver

Scouts Daryl Scott said: “COVID-19 may have stopped us having meetings in the hall at present but that does not mean that Scouting stops as well.

“To help keep the Beavers connected during this challengin­g time the Beaver leadership team decided to host virtual meetings every week as well as encouragin­g the Beavers to take part in the winter sleepover at home.

“This gives the Beavers the opportunit­y to continue to experience Scouting, developing new skills and lets them catchup with their friends, giving them a bit of normality in an uncertain time.”

It lets them catch up with friends, giving them a bit of normality

 ??  ?? Top floor Robbie’s tent was out on the landing
Top floor Robbie’s tent was out on the landing
 ??  ?? Cosy spot Rohan was all prepared for a night under canvas
Cosy spot Rohan was all prepared for a night under canvas
 ??  ?? Camped in Finlay shows off his bedroom den
Camped in Finlay shows off his bedroom den

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