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Beaver Scouts Scale The Heights On Tiree

Tiree Beaver Scouts took part in their annual Activity Day at the Hynish Centre on Saturday 16th May.

This year there was a focus on experimenting and fact finding missions. The group’s adventures included a visit to Tilley. The Beavers were shown around the turbine by TREL directors and were all very excited to go up to the control tower and see just how high Tilley is from the inside. Lots of questions were asked and there may well be a few budding engineers in our midst.Our ‘just for fun’ study outside showed that it took 11 people with outstretched arms to span the circumference of the base!

A more specific study was held at the beach at Hynish when the group completed a seashell survey led by our local ranger, Steve Nagy. A wide variety of shells were found and identified, which shows the diversity of sea life that exists around Tiree.

Raw eggs were the subject of the afternoon’s experiment, much to the delight of the Beavers! They had to make a receptacle using only straws and tape to ensure the safe delivery of an egg. This sounds simple enough, but the egg then had to be dropped from a height! There was great hilarity as each group battled to save their egg.

No day out for the Beavers would be complete without a treasure hunt around Hynish. Pirates had left coded messages which had to be worked out before moving onto the next clue. Luckily, the codes were broken and the pirate gold discovered!

Our thanks go to Lesley at the Hynish Centre for providing delicious meals and drinks throughout the day, to the directors of TREL, Derek Campbell, Steve Nagy, PC Tanner, Margaret Worsley with the Resource bus, and all the volunteers who helped make the day run so smoothly.

Tiree Beaver Scouts

tkd_scoutsTwenty hardy and excited Beaver Scouts braved the weather on 18th May to attend a fun Activity Day held at the Hynish Centre.

Various events were organised for the group, including a superb visit to the bird hide at Loch a Phuil led by Janet and John Bowler, where the group learned some of the calls of local birds and managed to view some birds through binoculars and telescopes.

PC Tanner excelled himself with his treasure hunt this year, which led to the capture of some of our leaders by rogue pirates!

The group loved the Tae Kwon Do session run by Billy Byfield, as well as the games organised by Will Wright and Derek Campbell. Outdoors, Derek and Will were amazed to find out that 18 Beaver Scouts could fit inside a 2-man tent!!

The day was rounded off with a tasty dinner provided by Monica and Lesley and a game of ‘Dangle the Dummy!’, which involved the group trying to catch a moving sweet with their teeth! The group all earned themselves their ‘Adventure’ badge for their efforts.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this day so successful, and we look forward to more exciting activities next session.