Beaver News Archive

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Getting ready for the Damboree

Some of our Beavers are really keen to start the Damboree and already have their tents up on Friday evening. Damboree is all about getting Beavers into tents so that when they move up through the sections in the group they are already used to a night under canvas. As we all know, 2020 is…

Explore Liss

During June, the 1st Liss Beavers are exploring the village. We have 17 questions that will take you all over the village. We thought it would be a good idea to let everyone have a go. There are no prizes other than the satisfaction of going for a walk through our village and finding the…

Cubs @ Home – April 2020

Although meetings are currently suspended, the cubs have been taking part in activities at home. This included gardening, helping at home and taking part in the walk to the moon. Here are some photos we have been sent. Gardening Home Help Walk to the Moon

Camp @ Home, your photos

Lots of great photos from all around Liss, with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and quite a few parents sleeping inside and out at home, together with our friends from 5th Worchester.

District Camp@Home

Across the District, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Young Leaders, Leaders and parents are camping at home in all sorts of ways this bank holiday. Lockdown won’t stop camping! The Panther Palace, Bagheera and Andrew’s lair, and Mang’s Mansion are ready.

St George’s Day 2020 – online

This year was St Georges day with a difference. Over 30 members of the group from all three sections in the group, led by the GSL, got together online and renewed they promise on Zoom while self-isolating. While we should have been at family camp this weekend, meeting up together was the next best thing.…

Beavers go online

With the new social distancing world that we live in it was all change at Beavers this week. We set the Beavers the task of making a flower basket for mothers day and I have posted the photos that I have been sent of the results. Well done to everyone who took part and a…

Beaver Spacecamp

At unusual we are in a Beaver time warp with real time passing much more quickly in the real world.Our Beavers have been learning all about space, playing space games, eating food out of plastic bags, playing space skittles and settling down to bed time stories from space.

Beaver Sleepover – Nov 19 (Photos)

The Autumn Beaver sleepover was a huge success with 18 Beavers spending the night way at Petersfield District Guide HQ. The theme of the sleepover was Master Chef and after arriving mid-afternoon, the Beavers soon git stuck into the task of making up their shopping lists and heading off to Tesco with a fist full…

Sleepover Breakfast

Coco pops out of the box, what more could a Beaver want.

Beaver Sleepover

It’s only 11pm. All the Beavers are in their sleeping bags after eating the 3 course meal that prepared themselves. Tonight’s movie was Despicable Me 3. Seems like the Beavers want to stay awake all night.

Remembrance Sunday 2019 (Photos)

This year commemorated 100 years that the residents of Liss have gathered to remember the fallen of the Great War and subsequent wars. This year 69 youth members from Beavers, Cubs and Scouts along with their leaders assembled with the Royal British Legion and other youth organisations ion the village. Many thanks to the parents…

Cub Camp – Day 5

Last campfire of the week. So far we have been lucky and dodged the rain. We invested 2 new Cubs today, after that they went swimming, so they now have an even distribution of dirt over them. They have also been on the low ropes and finishing off their robots. Please remember to come and…

Cub Camp – Day 4

Canoeing, Kayaking, Camp Fire and rain. Sorry, it’s short, very tired.

Cub Damp – Day 3

Back to normal posts today. The morning the Cubs had a scavenger hunt and made bolt bots. This afternoon they went to Archery and Boldering and this evening they ate late due to cooking their own meal.

Cub Camp – Day 1

Everybody has arrived and settled into the camp. Tonight’s delight pasta and bolognese sauce which all the Cubs tucked into with relish.The Cubs have been helping set up the camp, moving all the food and playing games.Not many photos today, all the leaders were a bit busy.A view of the camp from the the dining…

Damboree 2019

This year we took part in our second Damboree at Stedham with 7 Liss Beavers staying overnight and a couple of day visitors on Saturday. We joined in with Partersfield, Sheet and Harting Beaver Colonies and had 50 Beavers staying overnight and another 15 visiting during the day. We were fortunate with the weather again,…

Beaver Sleepover Day 1

Its only 11.30 and all the Beavers are almost asleep.It seems like ages since we arrived and we have put up tents, played wide games, sand round the camp fire and been stay gazing. Not bad for 5 hours.The weather has been fantastic but the night is starting to cool now.

Beaver Funday 2019

This years Funday was no less fun than any of the previous ones, we managed to fit is grass sledging, archery, drone flying, smore making, axe throwing, high ropes and a trip to the circus. Here are some photos to jog some memories.

Family Camp 2019

Better to go for a walk than sit in the dark

1st Liss Scout Group completed its inaugural Earth Hour walk last night. Approx 30 of us including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and parents ventured into the woods for an hour long ramble down Riverside Walk in Liss. In doing so, not only did we all have our lights off, but we had some fun…

Beaver Sleepover

It does not seem like 6 hours since the Beavers were dropped off. We have finished the communicator badge, been for a hike, played a wide game and roasted marshmallows round the fire. The Beavers are now all settled down with a movie a little early as we got rained off at the of the…

All ready for the Pinewood Derby

The track is down, cars are checked in. There is still time to register between 0900 and 1000 on Saturday. Doors open for racing at 1200.

JOTI World Map 2018

The map shows all the places where we have spoken to members of the Scouting movement from all over the world.

Beaver Sleepover.

11pm am they are all in bed and asleep. Beavers have had plenty to eat, hot dogs as the sun set, smores and hot chocolate. We have been out finding bats, had a camp fire and a movie.

Liss Forest Fun Day

Our next fundraiser is the barbecue stall at the Liss Forest Fun Day.  The Fun Day takes place 2-5pm at Liss Forest Recreation Ground Monday 27th August.  Volunteers to help please sign up on the Fundraising page (link in menu bar above).

Summer Camp – Day 7

The weather on the last night of camping with the Cubs was so warm that we decided to let them sleep under the stars with the sides of their tents tolled up. This evening, the camp site is much quieter place as we said goodbye to the Cubs at lunch time. The Scouts are staying…

Summer Camp – Day 5

The Cubs joined forces with the scouts to build fires and cook pizzas on the embers. In the afternoon the Cubs earned more crystals with archery and wooden badge making. This was followed by joint campfire with many Cubs and Scouts contributing a verse or two of the songs.  

Summer Camp – Day 4

Despite the massive clap of thundet at 5am this morning, no one was in the least scared. The scouts have been working on their knife and and skills, they have also started cooking their own food. The Cubs have been busy with their Crystal Maze Activities and soap carving. This evening we joined to Woodcraft…

Summer Camp – Day 3

The scouts are really getting into the swing of camp now. Still a bit of rain this morning, but by this afternoon it was warm enough to break out the ice pops. The Scouts have been making camp gadgets and set up their field kitchen, tonight was their first self cooked meal. The cubs did…

Summer Camp – Day 2

Today the Cubs arrived. Unfortunately no-one has taken any pictures today due to the weather. The Scouts have been a bit of a busier day learning knife skills this morning and setting up their kitchen in the afternoon. This evening as the weather improved, we played a wide game which involved the Cubs and Scouts…

Summer Camp Day 1

The scouts have been working hard all afternoon getting there own camp site set up and also setting up the tents for the Cubs who will be arriving tomorrow. Despite the rain we had in Liss last night, none fell here so the ground is rock hard. Reasonably early night tonight, 9:45 and we are…

Damboree – Day 2 evening

All the Beavers too part in our #skillsforlife activities this morning provided a the skills require a good knowledge of marshmallow burning. This afternoon the Beavers did a 4 mile walk to Welbedding Common which was a real challenge as they had to walk 4 miles in quite hot conditions. This evening we have been…

Damboree – Day 2 am

We got through the night without any dramas and the Beavers were in bed by 11 and asleep not long after. This morning the beavers ate almost all the bacon and egg bread to set themselves up for the day.

Damboree – Day 1

All the Beavers have settled into the camp. They have put up their own tents, enjoyed a couple wide games, eaten hot dogs. We are settling in for a camp fire and when it gets dark a bit of star gazing before bed.

Beaver Funday 2018 (Photos)

Funday 2018 was no less exciting than all the previous ones that we have attended. With 16 Beavers and 2 Cubs, this was one of the largest groups we have taken. These pictures are in chronological order of events which is why they jump around a bit when we were in 2 groups. Our Beavers…

Winter Camp Day 2

So we made it through the camp with a mix of subzero temperatures and frozen ground followed by drizzly rain and a rise in the temperature and finished with wind and glorious sunshine. Can’t beat the English weather for variation! Saturday continued our outdoor activities with some pioneering, building an entrance gate to our site,…

Winter Camp 2018 Day 1 Update

Well, we survived the first night! Subzero temperatures, frozen ground and ice on the tents all added to the experience. Everyone said they were warm and toasty in bed last night and were quite reluctant to get up this morning. Cooked breakfast and a bit of warmth have eased the cold and everyone is ready…

Beaver Sleepover Nov 2017 (Photos)

We spent the night away with our good friends from 1st Petersfield at the Gilbert White Field Study Centre at Selborne. We love going there, not only is there a fantastic wildlife themed programme but the Beavers get to sleep in a 500 year old barn, with underfloor heating, great when the outside temperature is…

JOTI 2017 – World Map

The map shows all the places where we have spoken to members of the Scouting movement from all over the world.

JOTI under way in Liss

Scouts and Explorers kicked off Jamboree on the Internet this evening with 8 machines running webchat. Many conversations with each other followed by at least a few with people in other countries. You can follow our progress at http://www.1stlissscouts.org.uk/jotimap and see where we have spoken to our Scouting family from around the world. You can…

JOTI: 21st Jamboree on the Internet

20th October sees the start of the annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) / Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) event, a three day event enabling all members of the Scout movement across the world to safely communicate and share experiences. 1st Liss have been involved in this event for a number of years and through…

Cub Camp 17 Day 4

Nicer weather allowed us, our clothes and the site to recovery after the rain yesterday. The Cubs had another action packed day starting the morning with crate stacking then making T-Shirts, cooking pizzas on fires under guidance from the two Scouts on camp and then lots of fun games this evening. We even found some…

Cub Camp Update

Just a quick update to let you know that in spite of the weather, everyone had a dry night.  Currently dealing with the aftermath of canoeing in the rain then hiking back in it yesterday. Rain eventually stopped about 10.30pm and we estimate between 50-70mm fell on site. Cubs are off crate stacking at the…

Cub Camp 17 Day Three

Long hard day for everyone today with some challenging weather, but the Cubs coped very well. Hathi’s (my) birthday today so clearly a big celebration with lots of impolite comments about my age! Cubs had quiet morning after a very good nights sleep, weather was pleasant and calm. We headed off site (about a 40…

Cub Camp 17 Day Two

Early start thanks to girl chatter at 5am was followed by a cooked breakfast and on to Archery. Returning to our camp site we had lunch and sang Happy Birthday to Olivia and ate chocolate cake. Early afternoon kicked off with hunting for materials for broomsticks and wands! This was followed by some hard work…

Cub Camp 17 Day Two

Early start thanks to girl chatter at 5am was followed by a cooked breakfast and on to Archery. Returning to our camp site we had lunch and sang Happy Birthday to Olivia and ate chocolate cake. Early afternoon kicked off with hunting for materials for broomsticks and wands! This was followed by some hard work…

Cub Camp 17 Day One

Everyone arrived safely, all tents up and gear safely put away. Everyone has eaten a dinner of pasta bolognese and cake, most people then had a hot drink. The Cubs went to bed noisily but settled down and we had a fairly quiet night overall. First full day so they should be nice and tired…

Kernow Arrival Delay

7.15 Arrival after delays at Stonehenge

Kernow Arrival Home

Due back at site approx 6.45 – 7.00. Its been a long day! Quicker we can unpack, sooner Scouts can get home. Thanks!

Kernow Departure

12:10: We are all just leaving site, it is likely to be at least 30 minute to get off site and then 5-6 hours home. I will provide an update later this afternoon

Kernow 2017 Day Seven

Kernopoly day where we have rover tickets for trains and buses and a Monopoly challenge based around Cornwall. Left site at 7.00 this morning on a bus to St Austell. We headed to Newquay on the train finding locations and picking up bonus points for other tasks and activities. Lots of tweets showing some of…

Kernow 2017 Kernopoly 

Kernopoly starts with a bang as everyone falls asleep on the platform at St Austell  When they woke up they surrounded the Station Manager

Kernow 2017 Day Six

Busy day with a lot of activities today. Morning started with the Polar sub camp flag break (different sub camp each day). At the ceremony Ollie Frost was presented with his Chief Scout Gold Award by the County Commissioner for Cornwall. A fantastic achievement making his dad very proud! On to the day’s activities: Adventure…

Kernow 2017 Day Five

Weather played a big part today. Local Cubs and Brownies were due on site, but with a lot of rain forecast and very muddy ground conditions, the organisers cancelled their activities.  There were some changes to our program due to weather restrictions and we enjoyed a lay in and a quiet morning of sausages, bacon,…

Kernow 2017 Day Four

We had an early start with the 110 Anniversary of Scout Promise Renewal Service at 7am.  Then a full day of activities including  Zorbing, making pizza on a fire and 4×4 experience. Some of the Scouts now have new nicknames, all of them ended up either soaking wet or covered in mud, most of them…

Kernow 2017 Day Three

First activities today, Global Development Village including circus skills, learning about Scouting in Africa, earthquakes and and disaster awareness.  Scouts made a commitment to the Million Hands movement and then moved on to activities around performance arts, Karenza Award and Duke of Cornwall badge which the Scouts can earn. The Scouts have embraced badge swapping…

Kernow Day Two

Weather much improved today although the site still very muddy. Sub camp day today with the Scouts out exploring the site, meeting new people and swapping badges. Everyone still dry and well fed and we are in the spirit of our sub camp with our penguins, snowman and snowflake fairy lights!  We had the postponed…

Kernow Sunday Afternoon Update

We have been invaded by small floating aliens.  Our inflatable penguins are looking a bit creepy from inside the mess tent.

Kernow Day Two Morning Update

Site set up and kitchen working – hot meal last night followed by bed at 10 due to heavy and consistent rain. Everyone had a dry night and all slept well. Weather much improved this morning, few showers but the sun is out and we are currently drying out our waterproofs. Scouts are out and…

Beaver Denbuilding (photos)

The Beavers had an outdoor adventure den building. For such small children the dens were huge.

So, how does one become a Scout Leader?

The best unpaid job in the world This is a quick guide to how to become a scout leader in our group. But essentially the process is the same for all groups in the UK. Working with Scouts in all the sections is hugely rewarding and you will be joining a well established and managed…

Beaver Funday 2017 (Photos)

Sunday was Funday for Liss Beavers who visited National Scout HQ at Gilwell Park. We could not have had a better day for the activities, the weather was great and the queues were short so no waiting around. Most of our Beavers had a go at abseiling and climbing and there is at least one…

Review of the Year and AGM – Change of date

Our Review of the Year and AGM will now take place at 7pm Friday 30th June at Liss Scout HQ (please note this is a week later than originally scheduled)

Beaver Sleepover May-17 (Photos)

Last weekend, Liss Beavers joined up with Petersfield Beavers for a sleepover in Chichester. This was the first time we have tried an outside sleepover in tents so it was new experience for Beavers and Leaders alike. In the space of 24 hours we managed to pack in an amazing mount at our space camp…

Sleepover News

Like all sleepovers we have packed in an amazing amount since 11 this morning. I am glad to say that all the Liss Beaver have decided to sleep in tents outside. I would like to say they are all fast asleep at 10:30, but at least they are in their tents.  After a route march…

Barbecue fundraising

The Scout Group will be supporting the Liss Village Day at Newman Collard playing field 12 – 4.30pm on Saturday May 20th, the Greatham Festival 3.30pm – 9pm Saturday 1st July and the Liss Forest Fun Day 2 – 5pm Monday 28 August. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents, please visit the Fundraising section of…

Christmas Carols

At the 2016 Petersfield District Carol Concert, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Liss provided the acting skills to bring the Christmas story alive.

Morris Dancing Beavers

As part of the World Challenge badge our Beavers have to learn about traditions from 3 parts of the UK. This week we had a visit from Alton Morris who taught our Beavers about some of the different styles of Morris Dancing, this is how it turned out. If you are interested in Morris Dancing…

Good Morning!

Good morning! It is 00:10am Sunday 16th and myself and 3 other scouts are here on the scout link web chat server! So far we have had people from all over: we have had Japan to Uruguay and lots of places in between! For that past 1:13:00 mattew has been skypeing with some people from…

Beaver Sleepover – Oct 2016

Sorry for the very late posting of the pictures from the sleepover, the leaders at the sleepover had difficulty getting the access to the site. The Beavers started off collecting sticks and leaves and brought them back to the barn and using natural clay they made animals. Then they went outside on a bat hunt.…

Liss Forest Fun Day

Liss Forest Fun Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August, 2pm – 5pm at Liss Forest recreation ground.   There will be lots of stalls, and fun and games for all the family. The Scout Group has been invited to provide the barbecue, which should be a good fundraising opportunity for us.  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts,…

Cub Camp – Day 5

Today the Cubs have been right to the top of the climbing tower and crate stacking the record of 18 crates Hallam and Jack. After dinner the Cubs went to Hathi’s ‘Special’ tuck shop. Please remember to pick your Cubs at 2pm.  

Cup Camp – Day 4

Today the weather has finally broken and we have had little rain today.  The Scouts have been on a 10K walk while the Cubs swung like monkeys round the adventure trail and then had some target practice with Baggy.  After a quick water stop they then diScovered the campsite. The scouts demonstrated how to gut…

Cub Camp – Day 3

The rain stayed off almost all of the day. Everyone clocked up well over their 10,000 steps circumnavigating Brownsea Island. The Cubs were harassed by hungry peacocks and visited the site of the first scout camp in 1907. On return to shore the shipmates visited an iconic restaurant chain on the way back to camp.…

Cub Camp – Day 2 1/2

The life jackets were not needed last night and everyone survived through the night of torrential rain without a problem. Although there is some damp gear it’s nothing we can’t cope with. Today we have set sail for Brownsea island.

Cub Camp – Day 2

The ship mates have been issued with life jackets as they sertle down for the night and a south westernly storm lashes the ship. Everyone took to their bunks early.with minimal sea sickness.  Having eaten a hearty breakfast, the ship mates have been out on building bridges and low ropes today. Tomorrow we set sail…

Cub Camp – Day 1

Arrrrrr it be a good day at Pirate Camp with the shipmates setting in to a life of conscription. Donations of victuals were gladley accepted. The Cubs have been on a tour of the camp and had dinner and will soon be settling down to coco around the camp fire. Tomorrow storms be forecast so…

Soggy End to Beaver Term

The Beavers ended the summer term with the traditional water fight against the Scouts, no one knows who won but the  football pitch was well watered and everyone got a hot dog at the end of the day.

Beaver Funday 2016 – Photos

The 2016 Beaver Funday at Gilwell Park will go down as one of the more muddier ones we been to, just preparing the Beavers for 4 years time when they will go to Winter Camp with the Scouts. Although Gilwell was packing with 4,500 Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows and Brownies we still managed to fit is…

Beaver Waiting List 2017

Sorry, since opening the list on 8 Jun all the places for 2017 have now been taken, we will re-open the waiting list in Jun 2017 for Beavers wanting to join in 2018. If you have applied for a place you will have received an acknowledgement from the Beaver Leader. Provisional joining date will be…

Scouts Digital Maker badge

We now have our own correspondent within Scouts reporting back what we actually do.  Archie has volunteered to put up the occasional post as part of his Digital Maker badge.  This is a staged activity badge which sits very comfortably with his knowledge of all things computers!  The badge is staged from very basic to…

JOTI 2015

After 24 hours the door of the cyber cafe finally had to close and the scouts went home after the night shift. We have made many new friends across the scouting world and are still totting up the country’s we talked to. Our website was visited by quite a few of the people we talked…

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) 2015

Before I explain what Jamboree on the Internet is, welcome to all our overseas visitors! Bienvenue, bienvenida, bem-vindo, welkom, selamat datang However you say it we are in for a busy weekend.  With Friday being ‘set up and test’ night for Beavers and Scouts, before shutting down until 0900 Saturday morning.  We then have all…

Beaver Sleepover 2015

After only 4 hours since being dropped off the Beaver have fitted alot in. So far we have made space ships, gone star gazing, played in the woods in the dark, sung round a campfire, eaten hotdogs and birthday cake. The Beavers are now all watching a movie in their onesies. Midnight snacks still to…

1st Liss Scouts Geocache

Continuing on with our Geocaching badge we started on Easter Camp tonight we placed the ‘1stLiss Scouts 2015’ Geocache. If you’ve never heard of it before then Geocaching is like a world wide treasure hunt using clues and GPS to find hidden boxes.  Each box is called a Geocache, and contains a log book and…

Beaver Funday 2015 (Photos)

Another successful Beaver Funday with 8 Beavers and 2 Cubs coming with us this year. As usual we had a packed day managing to fit in circus skills, abseiling, grass sledging, death slide, mega bouncy castles, massive inflatable slides all before lunch. After lunch we visited Rolls Royce for some science, the indoor climbing wall…

Eight Beavers Receive Bronze Award

For Eight Beaver Scouts, a recent visit to Tesco in Petersfield was no ordinary shopping trip when they were presented with the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award by Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers Mary Coyte. To gain the award all the young people had to completed all 6 of the Beaver challenge badges during a two year…

Beavers go Farm to Fork

The Liss Beavers visited Tesco in Petersfield to learn about where their food comes from and how choosing the right food helps with a balanced diet as part of their Fitness Challenge.

Family Camp 2015 (Photos)

Here are some of the photos from Family Camp. If you have anymore please use our photo upload page.

St George’s Day 2015 (Photos)

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took to the hills to celebrate St George’s Day with a hike up Butser Hill where they renewed their Scout promise and flew the kites they made last week. The Group Scout Leader was also awarded his Wood Beads which marks completing the Adult Leader training.

Beaver Junk Modelling (Photos)

The Beavers have loads of imagination when they set about junk modelling.

Beaver Dragon

The Beavers have been working for their global challenge badge, having learnt about the environment and world scouting, the final evening to make a dragon and learn about another culture. With Chinese new year only a couple of weeks away we thought we would make a dragon and walk across firecrackers. With the help of…

Specsavers Night Hike (Photos)

Last night 24 very excited Beavers went on a night hike from the hall to the riverside walk as part of our outdoor challenge. It was really dark but fortunately Specsavers had come to the rescue and donated hi vis vests for all the Beavers and some larger ones for Cubs and Scouts. These will be put…

Remembrance Sunday (Photos)

Liss Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were on parade on Remembrance Sunday.

Beaver Christmas Starts Early

As with every year, the Beaver Christmas kicks off early in November with the annual trip to Paultons Park. It many be Super Dry in Japan, but it was Super Wet Wet Wet at Paultons yesterday when 16 Beavers took their family out for a great day, meeting Chip the Hampshire Beaver Mascot, Pudsey from BBC…

Jamboree on the Internet…. Update

It’s now 1am and we’re still going. The Scouts have discovered….. girls, Swedish, Australian, and Alaska seem to be the favourites, in the mean time the Leaders are doing YMCA by skype…  Welcome to our world, literally, the whole world has passed through this room today with many friendships being made. We are receiving validation…

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Scout Jamboree on the Internet at Liss! 1st Liss Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be taking part in the 23rd Jamboree on the Internet over the 18/19th October.  This is a real Jamboree of over 1 million Scouts worldwide in a specially set up, and monitored chat room online over the internet.  We have been very…

Beaver Airways (Photos)

We did some of the Air Activity Badge with a bit of a twist. Beaver Airways could be a new, very low cost, airline.

Sleepover 2014 (Photos)

We have just returned from our annual District Sleepover with Beavers from Liphook and returned some very tied Beavers to their parents. In 19 hours we managed to fit in a huge amount of activities, including lantern making, a game in light house in the very dark wood, a camp-fire, hot dogs, a movie, a…

Beaver Mini Camp (Photos)

The Beavers sent an evening with the scouts learning about putting up patrol tents, they also had a chance to show off their camp blankets.

Funday 2014 (Photos)

Another successful Funday 🙂 If you sent a Beaver to Funday they can explain all the photos. If you didn’t this is what we do when parents allow us to borrow their Beavers for a day.

Pond Dipping 2014

The Beavers visited QE Country Park to find out about the wild life that lived in the pond as park of their experiment badge. Fortunately only two Beavers joined the wild life in the pond.

Community week project (Photos)

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers a long with some brave parents looked like they had been dragged through a ditch backwards on Saturday morning. After sleeping out on on the West Liss Playing field overnight the group embarked on the community week project of clearing the ditch along the north side of the playing field. Despite…

Beavers Visit Fire Station (Photos)

The Beavers visited the Fire Station as part of their Emergency Aid badge to learn about the importance of fire safety and what the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service do. As well as getting to see all of the Equipment close up all the the Beavers and leaders had a go at putting out an…

Family Camp 2014 (Photos)

With almost 140 people at camp this weekend, this is one of the biggest we have ever attempted. Hopefully everyone had a good time at the camp. Here are some photos to remind you of the weekend.

Family camp preparations

The preparations for family camp are almost finished, the trailer is filled to full and the all the dry food is loaded in Mike’s van. Just hope the marshmallows survive.

Haynes Manual for Scouts

Beaver Leader Needed

We have a thriving colony of 24 Beavers and are looking for a 3rd adult leader to join our team as an assistant leader. Full training will be provided. Can you help, use our contact page to get in touch.  

Hampshire Scout News (Dec 2014)

We need some help!!!

   We are asking for some help from all parents, friends (old and new) and anyone else who knows us!  Due to a long term illness we are a Cub Leader ‘down’.  With a thriving Cub pack and experianced leaders already in place we are recruiting an extra pair of eyes, either as a parent…

Hampshire Scout News (Nov 2013)

A Weekend to Remember

With close to a 100% turn out for the Liss Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday there were more Scout, Cub and Beaver uniforms in the village than have been seen for several years and the fine weather on Sunday added to the event. The previous day 14 of the Beavers had been to Paultons Park…

Chief Scouts Awards

  Five members of 1st Liss Scout Group were awarded the highest award that they can achieve in their section. Beaver Scouts Charlie, Adam and Robbie were all awarded the Chief Scouts Bronze Award. To gain this award they have had to complete all 6 challenge badges which have taken them almost 2 years to…

Hampshire Scout News (Oct 2013)

Pinewood Derby Preparations

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Liss Scout Group gained some valuable hints and tips preparing for this years Pinewood Derby when they visited William Medcalf Vintage Bentley Garage at Hill Brow. Each of the sections spent about an hour at the garage learning about the history of Bentley cars and had a close…

Beavers Paultons Christmas – 9 Nov

Merry Christmas !!!! Yes, it’s that time of year again, and no…it isn’t too early! When On the 9th November Hampshire Beaver Scouts will be making their annual trip to Paulton’s Park. Who is it for The trip is open to the whole family, not just Beaver Scouts. However, unlike in previous years this year,…

Programmes are online

Now that the section leaders are starting to get to grips with Online Scout Manager, it is possible to see the programme for the term on line. The next 2 meetings are shown on the front page of the website. The rest of the terms programme can be found under the section tabs: Beaver Programme…

Petersfield District Beaver Sleepover

Greetings from the Big Beaver Sleepover House. Day 1 : 10:30pm Its 10:30 pm and the Logemates moved into the Big Beaver Sleepover House only 4 hours ago, though it already seems much longer for the leaders. We would like to say that all the Beavers are tucked up in bed and fast asleep, sadly for…

Hampshire Scout News (Jul/Aug 2013)

Introducing Online Scout Manager

Over the next few days you should all be getting a e-mail through about our new badge, and record holding system.  This is called ‘Online Scout Manager’.  It replaces the boxes, bags and bits of paper approach all sections used up until late May 2013.  We appreciate it’s a new way of going about our business…

Chief Scout’s Awards

May was a great month for the group with three of our members receiving their Chief Scout’s  Awards signed by Bear Grylls. Nicola was presented with the Chief Scout’s Gold Award by Stephen Peck,  Scouting Association Director of Programme and Development. The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the highest award in the Scout Section requiring the…

Parent Reps Contactable by e-mail

The Parent Reps play a vital role in maintaining contact between Parents and the Leaders. All our Parents Reps have a good understanding of the sections they represent and are your representatives on the Executive Committee. To contact the Parents Rep for your child’s section please select them on the [contact page].

Hampshire Scout News (May 2013)

Can you spot a former 1st Liss scout in this edition?

Building Kernow

On 20/21st April a small team of Dads made a huge difference to the Jamboree. Over the two day period they worked to fit two staircases and clad the aerial runway tower for part of the Adventure zone at Nine Ashes Campsite. Despite being fed enormous pasties, and in no particular order Brian Walsh, Malcolm…

Hampshire Scout News (Apr 2013)

Plans Approved

The plans for the new West Liss Pavilion have now been approved by South Downs National Park Planning Authority.  This will allow the Parish Council to move ahead with securing the remainder of the funding for the project and we can hopefully see work starting on a replacement building in a few months time. Details about the…

Faith Badge

We love to see our Beavers earning their badges, sometime they bring in the things that they have made. As part of his Faith Badge Thomas made a video of what he had been up to so we thought we would share it with you.

Scouts Winter Camp 2013 photos

Finally the Winter Camp photos.  Many Thanks to Tim for being our trip photographer.   [scrollGallery id=015]  

New Building Planning Application

The revised planning application for the new building is now available in the South Downs National Park Planning Portal. Comments on the plan can be submitted on the portal until 21 Feb 2013. Supporting comments may be useful. To see the plan click here [SDNP Planing Portal].

Dec Hampshire Scout News

Dec Hampshire Scout News

Last 10 Years of Scouting

This video by the Scout Association celebrating the last 10 years of Scouting.  

Payment of Subscriptions for January 2013

As a group we have decided to change the way subscriptions are paid.  Currently subscriptions of £35 are paid termly by either cash or cheque.   From the 1st January 2013 we would prefer that all subscriptions are paid by monthly Standing Order into our main bank account.  This will save the Leaders a considerable amount of…

Remembrance Sunday (Photos)

On Sunday 11 Nov, over 60 members of the Group joined with the rest of Liss to mark Remembrance Sunday. The group followed on behind Liss Band in the parade from the Royal British Legion to St Mary’s Church and then back to the village war memorial at the Triangle to lay a wreath. As…

September Hampshire Scout News

Open publication

New hike tents

After the mega clear-out during the summer it was time to take a first look at the tents we had.  Most of the small 2-3 person tents were inadequate for the needs of the Scouts so the committee generously approved the buying of new.  After some months of searching a suitable replacement (Vango Banshee 300)…

Beaver Hike

Sixteen of the Beaver Colony headed off on a 3 mile hike organised by Petersfield Active Support Unit. Along the way they had to answer questions as they found their way round the course. There was quite a bit of going up and down and hardly a word of complaint from any of them. At…

We Tweet

Keen to keep in contact in all possible ways, we now have a presence on Twitter. So if you tweet why not follow us by clicking this button  [followbutton username=’1stlissscouts’] All new postings will now be tweeted automatically to let you know they are there.

Beavers Visit B&Q (Photos)

Next time you have a bit of DIY to do, or need to find something in B&Q, ask a Beaver. This week the whole colony descended on B&Q in Havant for an evening learning about DIY. During the hour were were there, all the Beavers made a magazine rack, tested the show kitchens (almost to…

Scouts District Challenge Hike Updated 22/9/12

Shrouded in secrecy, I’m getting details through for this years District Scout Challenge.  The event takes place on 19th November.  It involves a hike around the local area carrying out activities such as First Aid, Pioneering, Navigation, Observation.  The event will be run by Petersfield Scout Active Support Group and promises to be a great…

Beavers Go To New Heights

Last week Acorn took 3 of the Beavers to who had built the Meccano Spinnaker Tower for the Build Britain in Meccano competition down to the real Spinnaker Tower. The Beavers were amazed at how realistic their model was to the real thing, as were the people who work at the Tower and had asked…

Leaders Holiday!

You may have spent the summer wondering what the Leaders have been up to, Lee whittling away at tent pages, Birch thinking up new things to do with glitter and Kath planning the terms programme. All of the Leaders and the Exec Committee members have actually spent most weekends down at the hut de-cluttering, tidying…

Hampshire Scouts Photographic Competition

Closing date 30 Sep A photographic competition based on the word ‘adventure’ for all age groups with all prizes worth at least £100. There will be a prize for each age group of entrants: Beavers or Cubs Scouts or Explorers Network or Adults Visit the Hampshire Scout website for entry forms and more information.

July Hampshire Scout News

Jul Hampshire Scout News Open publication – Free publishing – More hampshire

New Building Planning Application

The planning application for the new building is now available in the South Downs National Park Planning Portal. Comments on the plan can be submitted on the portal until 23 Aug 2012. Supporting comments may be useful. To see the plan search for “SDNP/12/01037/FUL” here [SDNP Planing Portal].

Jun Hampshire Scout News

Ever wondered what was going on in the County? Look at Page 15 for photo competition there is a £100 prize.   Open publication – Free publishing – More hsn

Jubilee Beacon

To mark the Jubilee, Petersfield District Scouts climbed Butser Hill to light the Beacon as part of the national chain. After spending weeks at the chemists, the photos are back 🙂 [scrollGallery id=5]

Meccano Spinnaker Tower (Photos)

The Build Britain in Meccano competition challenged Beavers and Cubs to try and build a local landmark out of Meccano and take it along to the annual Beaver and Cub Funday at the Gilwell  Park, the Headquarters of scouting. Five of the 1st Liss Beavers, and Tegan  spent 2 evenings building a model of the…

Beaver Funday (Photos)

Have you ever wondered what your Beaver gets up to on a day out? You may be surprised by just how much we can fit in. In one quite long day a Gilwell Park we managed, putting up a tent, handling snakes, launching water powered rockets, going down a zip line, grass sledging, wire walking,…

Liss Flower Festival

All section the Group have been  this week getting ready for the Liss Flower Festival Extravaganza in St Mary’s Church, The church is open daily 10am – 4:30pm between  Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June. There will be a Parish Fete in the Rectory Garden in Sat 23 Jun at 2:30pm and a village…

May Fayre Photos

The last weekend in May was the Liss May Fayre. Many thanks to the parents and supporters for your help with setting up, serving and packing away at the barbecue – and please pass on my thanks to your beavers, cubs and scouts for their excellent work too. The takings from the day will go…

Beavers go Dipping

The Beavers where our discovering what goes on in ponds this week on a visit to QE Country Park. Judy, one of the Park Rangers, took all the Beavers over the barrier and down to the waters edge where everyone had a go at fishing out the pond life.  In the 45 minutes of fishing…

Jubilee Beacon – Monday 4th June

Join us in our Jubilee Beacon Lighting on Monday 4th June at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park from 9.00pm. Starting with a glow stick\torch light gentle walk up Butser Hill to one of the Jubilee official Beacon sites, official lighting time is 10.10pm with a Firework Finale. (Parking cars at the centre for walkers in…

Family Camp 2012 – Photos

We hope that you all enjoyed the Family Camp this year despite the cold and damp and have gone back to school/work with tales of the weekend. Dan and Sally are still recovering from cooking for so many people, previously Dan has helped Lee out with camps of around 25 so news that here would be 31…

Cookies

Sorry we are not talking about the chocolate chip ones here 🙁  You should have noticed a new information window asking you to agree for us to store cookies on your computer when browsing our website. This is because of new EU and UK legislation which must be implemented on websites before 26th May 2012 that…

Fastest Cub in District

The Petersfield Pinewood Derby crowned Thomas not only the fastest Cub in the District but also the overall winner of the Derby, beating over 200 the other cars built by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across the District. Although it was damp outside all the competitors from the group were enthusiastically taking part in the racing. In a…

Bronze Award for Four Beavers

Three Liss Beavers were presented with their Chief Scouts Bronze Award by Petersfield District Commissioner Helen Cooper at the Pinewood Derby on 18 Feb 2012. Less than a week later another Liss Beaver was also awarded his Bronze Chief Scouts Award. This time the presentation was made may by Assistant District Commissioner, Mary Coyte at the end of the…

Beaver Weekend Events 2012

Here are some names dates for your diary in 2012 when we are planning weekend activities for the Beavers. 22 Apr – St Georges Day Event at Churchers College 4-6 May – Family Camp – Stedham 3 Jun – Jubilee Church Service 4 Jun – Buster Hill Beacon 16 Jun – Beaver ~lympics at Shedfield {Cancelled…

New Scout Hut

The Parish Council have produced the new plans for the West Liss Playing Field Pavilion which will incorporate the new scout hut. This are different from the ones that have been on the wall of the hut. You can follow progress of the development here [West Liss Playing Field Pavilion Project] or clicking the project…

Super Scout swimmers

At tonight’s swimmers badge a further 6 Scouts passed their swimmer badge stage 1.  Once again the whole troop (and some extras) have all passed this important badge.   Those not taking the badge also had loads of fun inventing various races in the pool.  A good time was had by all, with badges awarded…

Follow Royal Footsteps!

Are you up to the challenge of following in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and stepping forward as an assitant leader?  Full training is provided, and you can take it at a pace and time to suit you.  You don’t need to be able to make it every week, or even every other week – even if…

Events for 2012

Thank you to all who supported the Liss Village Fair last Wednesday.  We raised £163 on the tombola, treasure hunt and lucky dip, a great result. Advance notice of some dates for the new year: Saturday 18th February 3pm: District Pinewood Derby, Churchers College. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts purchase a kit to make a wooden…

Pinewood Derby 2012

The Petersfield Pinewood Derby is an annual model car building and racing event organised by Petersfield District and has categories for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. There are trophies for the fastest cars in each category as well as the best design and finish. Most of the fun of the Derby is designing and making…

Beavers visit Pets at Home

The Beavers have worked hard for their Animal Friend Badge since before the half term holiday by keeping a diary of how they looked after their own pet and telling the other Beavers all about their experience. To finish off the badge, the whole Colony went of a visit to the Pets at Home store on Godalming…

Busy Beaver Weekend

The Remembrance weekend has been a busy Beaver weekend with the colony doing activities on 3 consecutive days. Friday Our usual colony meeting on Friday as all about Remembrance and we were lucky enough to have Yew’s husband as a guest at the meeting, he arrived in uniform with all his equipment and let members…

Records Update ~ please return the Forms

If you have already returned your forms, many thanks…   If not we still need many of the record update forms back, please see the Members page to download the forms and return to section leaders as soon as possible.

Liss Village Survey & New Scout HQ

Don’t delay, respond today, the survey closes on 21 Oct. Don’t forget to complete the Parish Council Survey which has a question about the proposed new Scout HQ. The survey is here www.lissparishcouncil.gov.uk you will need the number on your paper copy of Village Voice that should have been delivered at the end of September. There is…

Beaver Scouts are early risers

3 members of the Colony recently attempted to raise funds for Scouting in Nepal by climbing the 500 steps to the top, the very top, of Spinnaker tower.  It had been worked out that if 50 Beavers, 50 Cubs, 50 scouts, and 50 Explorers climbed the steps that would be the same as climbing Mt…

Cub Programme for Autumn 2011

This term at Cubs we will be continuing to work towards the Chief Scouts’ Silver Award This is the highest award available in the Cubs section, and is gained by completing 6 Challenge Badges.  We will be spending evenings on: Creative Challenge – including making posters about scouting and thinking up new games Promise Challenge – finding…

Valuable weekend fundraising

This weekend was a valuable weekend of fundraising with 2 of the groups tents out on loan for an event in Hawkley. With a team of willing parents we managed to get both of the marquees up in 90 minutes on Thursday evening, just in time to watch the sun set and on Sunday both…

Beavers Autumn Term

While all our Beavers have been enjoying the school holidays with their parents, Birch, Yew and Acorn have been busy planning the programme for the rest of the year. There is alot of badge work that we started during the first half of the year and we hope that all the Beavers will be able to get their…

Record Update Forms ~ Sep 2011

Please download and print off the forms. Record Update Letter     Download Here Record Update Form      Download Here Gift Aid and Photo Forms      Download Here

New Easy Fundraising Toolbar

Never miss an opportunity to raise funds for the group when you shop online at no cost to yourself. Easyfundraising now has a toolbar for Internet Explorer and FireFox that lets you know if you are shopping on a site where you could be raising money. Details of the toolbar are on the Easyfundrasing site.…

New group website

Work is pretty much finished on getting the new website up and running and after a few tests we have found a really good host for out site with UKscouts.org.uk who very generously host scout websites at no cost to the group. The address of the new website is www.1stLissScouts.org.uk  and we can be found by searching…