Beavers Go Global!!

1st New Romney Beavers recently completed their Global Challenge Badges with a visit from the Woodchurch Morris Men.   Beavers have been busy all term completing the various stages for their badge.  These have included  researching and learning the Beaver promise from other countries; making and playing an instrument from another country – the Beavers made Bongo drums and entertained parents and guests at a recent AGM.  They had to learn about the Country Code, which involved a series of walks and outdoor activities in the local area.  For the section on wildlife conservation they learned about the re-introduction of the Beaver into the UK.  The busy Beavers are also planning a visit to the Ham Fen Nature Reserve in Sandwich next term, part of Kent Wildlife Trust, where they are involved in a long term project to successfully re-introduce the Beaver into the wild .

The final challenge was to learn a traditional folk dance and the Woodchurch Morris Men were only too happy to help out with this.  After a warm up session the Beavers worked very hard to learn and perform Shepherd’s Hey.  Richard Fair, spokesperson for the Morris Men stated the beavers worked very hard and responded extremely well to instructions.  He, along with other members of the group was delighted to present the Beavers with their well deserved Global Challenge Badges.
Beaver Leader Leah-Ann Mooney stated it was great to see the concentration on the Beavers faces and it was smiles all round when they received the badges – recognition of all the hard work from Beavers and Leaders.

Beavers Teddy Bear's Picnic


Romney Marsh District Beavers  Teddy Bear’s Picnic

If you go down to the woods today………………..  you may have spotted several children in blue sweaBeavers Teddy Bear's Picnictshirts clutching teddy bears.  Yes – it was the first Teddy Bear’s Picnic for the Romney Marsh District Beavers.  Over 40 Teddy Bears from Lydd, Dymchurch and New Romney met up in the woods for a games evening and a District Picnic,Beavers Teddy Bear's Picnic

  accompanied by their Beaver owners!!

 The games included Hoopla, kick rounders, speedway and football.  The action packed evening was a resounding success and the Beavers voted unanimously to include an Annual Teddy Bears Picnic in the beaver programme for next year.  The event was the brainchild of Leah-Ann Mooney of the 1st New Romney Beaver group.  She stated it had been a lot of hard work to co-ordinate the evening but the smiles on theBeavers Teddy Bear's Picnic faces of the eager Beavers made it all worthwhile!!Beavers Teddy Bear's Picnic


Beaver groups across the Romney Marsh are currently recruiting for the Scouting Adventure – for the coming  year.  If your child is aged 5½ or over please contact your local group or use the contact form here and we will point you in the right direction.

Beaver Birthday Spooks

1st New Romney Beavers, the first Beaver Colony in Kent, celebrated their 32nd birthday with a spooky Halloween Party at their Church Lane HQ.  Beavers dressed in scary costumes made spiders to haunt the HQ!!  After a fun evening with Halloween games – Apple Bobbing; Balloon Bonanza and The Mummy the highlight of the evening was cutting the cake – complete with iced beavers all wearing the red New Romney Neckie.  Beaver Leader Leah-Ann Mooney said “We all had a funtastic evening and it is a great feeling to know we were the first Colony in Kent and we are still celebrating after 32 years

Photo shows Beaver Leaders Leah-Ann & Zena with the 1st New Romney Colony


BEAVER NEWS  - July 2012


Thank you to everybody who supported us.  We raised £500 for Sam and the good news is that with our donation his family have reached their target.  We wish them all the very best for the future.


Thank you for supporting the competition – Well Done to Kyle and family who won.  We had a great time,  it was a really beautiful evening.


Thank you to all the beavers who represented the group – you were absolutely great and to the parents and families who supported us.

WEBSITE - 1st New Romney Scout Group – Programme information and contact details – Check it out and let us know what you think and what you information would like to see..............


Come dressed in Red/White and Blue – ready for the Country Fayre on Saturday.


Is on Saturday 21st July.  We are taking part in the Parade – Beavers please wear your Red/White and Blue outfits and bring along flags to wave.   We will be meeting at The Marsh Academy Lower Car Park at 9.45am.  We need parents to walk with us in the parade, bring your siblings too – the more the merrier.

We have a stall on the field and we need parents to help with the stall on the day and selling Lottery Bonus Balls in advance.  Please come along to pitch 84 for an hour or two to help.  Just turn up on the day – Beavers will be needed to help too.  If you need more info please speak to Janet 01797 363657.

RARE BREEDS VISIT – SAT 22nd September

We do have a few spare places – if your child would like to go please ring Keeo before Sunday 15th July – you can leave a message on the answerphone -01797 363657


Several Beavers have enquired about badges........  During the summer holidays we give beavers an opportunity to work towards 2 badges.  This year it is Animal Friend and Explorer – the details are on the sheets available here.  Please help your child to complete these.  Animal Friend involves looking after a pet for one month – this can be your own, a relative’s, a neighbour/friend’s or looking after the wild birds in the garden.  Explorer involves visiting a place of interest and producing a report.  Beavers can choose from a wide range of places – beach, museum, wildlife park, special site, sporting event etc.  If you have any questions please look at the Scout website for further details or ring Keeo 01797 363657.  Thank you.

MANY THANKS – Thank you to Janice and Linzi who are leaving us this term for all their hard work and support over a number of years.

AND FINALLY Thank you for your support this term.   I have been involved with the Beaver Colony for 14 years and it has been a great experience.  Scouting is certainly a good place to experience Adventure – for young and old alike!!!  I will be off to Atlanta in September for 18 months ish leaving the Colony in the capable hands of Julie and Matt.  Please continue to support them and your children.  I wish you all the very best for the future.   Keeo aka Janet

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 See you all at the Country Fayre – Sat 21st July

We hope you all have a safe and happy Summer holiday.

 We begin our Beaver meetings again on Thursday 13th September 2012.

 All enquiries to Matt – 01797 367422

BEAVER NEWS  - April 2012



Welcome to the Summer Term 2012.  A new term and new beginnings.............  Several new beavers are due to join in May and we are losing some of our Leaders due to educational commitments and moving.....  All our Leaders are volunteers with jobs, families, children and busy lifestyles..............  SO..............

We are currently looking at alternative ways of trying to take the Colony forward and reduce the Waiting List. 


In order to do this we are intending to implement the following from 26th April 2012:

  • We are asking all parents to be part of our parental help rota – A Copy will be placed on the Beaver Notice Board.
  • We hope to circulate memos and letters via e mail to cut costs, time and save trees.  Please make sure we have a current e mail address.  If you still need a paper copy please let one of the Leaders know.  We will pin one copy of each letter or memo issued on the Beaver Noticeboard.
  • We are appealing to parents if you have any specific skills you can share or suggest local venues where Beavers could visit or people they could meet please let us know.
  • If you have any comments please come and let us know............

Exciting News - 1st New Romney Scout Group have launched their new website – Check it out on and let us know what you think and what you information would like to see..............


Hopefully these ideas will help to ensure the Colony is able to continue and celebrate our Centenary –only another 71 years to go!!


Sunday 29th April – Romney Marsh District - St George’s Day Service – 2.30pm St Marys Bay – Village Hall - this is the most important day in the Scouting Calendar and all beavers are expected to attend.  Please keep this date free.

Saturday 26th May

RSPB – Dungeness – Outdoor Challenge

Details on a separate letter –

Please return asap and by 17th May

Thank you

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