Welcome to St Andrews Beavers

St Andrews Beavers is an established colony based at St Andrews Church. Hornchurch, on a Thursday evening 6pm-7pm during term time. We welcome boys and girls from across the area and offer a fun filled programme including sleep overs, trips, activities such as climbing, hiking, crate stacking, zorbing as well as indoor based badge work and the majority of our Beavers achieve the Chief Scout Bronze Award which is the highest award a Beaver can get. The leaders are Pipkin (Nicky Gillett) and Ash (Sallie Jefffreys)

Beavers is an excellent way to start in scouting and we look forward to welcoming your child to our Colony. 



St Andrews Beavers Remembrance Day – 11 November 2020

Normally, along with lots of other uniformed groups, we would parade through Hornchurch High Street to St Andrews Church to watch the special service at the War Memorial. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 we were not be able to do that this year.
To mark the occasion, we explained to the Beavers the significance of the Poppy and asked them to colour in a poppy picture and hang it in their windows. We got the download of the poppy picture from the Royal British Legion website and we made a small donation for this.
We also gave all the Beavers two large stones and some pens and during our Zoom Beaver meet on Wednesday 11th November, we coloured them in together with pictures of Poppies and the NHS rainbow.


St Andrews Beavers Face to Face Meeting

8th Hornchurch St Andrews Beavers had their first Face to Face Meeting on Wednesday 4th November in the grounds of 8th Hornchurch HQ, Chelmsford Drive.   Although chilly, the weather was dry, allowing the excited Beavers to meet in two bubbles for 30 minutes each with both groups playing a game of Riverbed.   Afterwards, there were lots of positive comments from parents, saying how much their Beavers enjoyed it, it was especially helpful for the new Beavers to the Colony so they could put names to faces in person rather than on Zoom.   Unfortunately, the leaders didn’t take any photos of the evening as they were so busy running the game in the short time they had together.

The leaders agreed it was lovely to see some faces again, especially as the National Youth Agency confirmed on the same day that from 5th November all Face to Face Scouting must stop during the 4 week lockdown in England.  The leaders gave each Beaver a pack of materials and asked them to start saving toilet roll tubes as they will continue to meet virtually via Zoom over the coming few weeks.  I wonder what they will be making???

Ice skating

On Thursday 21st November, instead of meeting in the hall, St Andrews Beavers visited The Sapphire & Ice skating rink in Romford. There were a few wobbles on the ice but all in all everyone had an excellent evening.



St Andrew's Beavers visit Colchester Zoo

The St Andrews Beavers had a great visit to Colchester Zoo. They fundraised by doing a coffee and cake evening for their parents and doing Bob a Job to adopt a baby White Rhino. They did an Endangered Species Workshop and learnt about conservation



St Andrews Beavers at Hogworts


On Saturday 30th September, 17 beavers from St Andrews Beavers attended a magical sleepover which saw Belchmaps Scout Activity Centre transformed into Hogworts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. The Beavers took lessons in Herbology, Potions and Wand Making. They also took part in climbing, assault courseand hiking activities. All Beavers graduated from Hogworts achieving a number of badges for their uniform.



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