Beavers meet weekly on Tuesday’s from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. during the months of September through to June. We are sponsored by Islington United Church (near Burnhamthorpe and Dundas, in Scout Hall located in the basement)
Since our meetings are only one hour in length, we ask that parents make every effort to ensure that their child arrives on time. Parents are asked to sign the children in and out at each meeting.
A Beaver meeting is planned to include a variety of games, crafts, ceremonies, songs, stories and fellowship all wrapped up in FUN. Sometimes Leaders will pick a theme and design the meeting around it. Below is the general outline for a typical Beaver meeting:
|6:55 – 7:10||Gathering Time/Crafts in Beaver Lodges|
|7:10 – 7:15||Opening Ceremony|
|7:15 – 7:55||Craft / Story Time|
|7:55 – 8:00||Organized Game and/or Activity and/or Story|
|End||Announcements and Closing Ceremony|
The Beavers are divided into four different Lodges (Bears, Tigers, Eagles and Wolves) at the first meeting of the year. There are five or six Beavers in each Lodge. Each Beaver receives a Lodge badge, which is to be sewn onto the right pocket of his/her vest (see Uniform page). The Lodges are located in each corner of the hall and each has a special poster that the Lodge members have uniquely decorated.
When the children first arrive they will gather in their respective Lodges where one of the Leaders will inspect their uniform and then they will take part in a quiet activity until the meeting is called to order for the opening ceremony. Crafts are often done on a Lodge by Lodge with one Leader or parent volunteer assigned to each Lodge to help out.