Over one hundred Beaver Scouts from 1st Ballaugh, 1st Douglas Buggane, 1st Douglas Loaghtan, 1st Laxey, 2nd Onchan Tuesday, 2nd Onchan Thursday, 3rd Peel Tuesday, 3rd Peel Friday and 1st Santan joined together for a party to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the start of Beaver Scouting. This was held at Cronk Y Berry school on Sunday 23rd October.
During the afternoon the Beavers took part in various different activities such as paired indoor skiing; hockey penalties; ‘a Beaver in a reasonably priced car’; hoopla; whack the longtail; throwing bean bags into a beaver’s mouth; first aid and crafts. There were also games of head it catch it; the tube game; agility games and a bowls game.
In addition, photos of Colonies and individual Beavers were taken alongside Shaun the Sheep which had been loaned for the afternoon by the Isle of Man Post Office.
After a refreshment break, the Beavers gathered together in one very large circle for a massive ‘pass the parcel’ game where several parcels were passed around simultaneously. After this there was a game of musical statues. Adam, a member of 5th Douglas Scouts provided the music for these games.
Everyone had a great time and the afternoon finished with every Beaver Scout and Leader being presented with a special 30th Anniversary Beaver woggle. All Beavers, Leaders and helpers also received cupcakes which were decorated with 30th Anniversary designs. These had been created by Debbie Cubbon a former Beaver Leader at 1st Marown. In addition each Colony collected specially designed cards which had been very kindly produced by the Isle of Man Post Office to celebrate the Anniversary. These cards will be written by the Beavers at future Colony meetings and then posted to someone to share the Anniversary celebration.
For lots of photos from the party visit the photo gallery.