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==Program Goals<ref>Adapted from [http://www.scouts.ca/media//documents/GenMeasuringSuccess.pdf MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY]</ref>==  
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==Program Goals<ref>{{MeasuringSuccess}}</ref>==  
 
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[[Scouts Canada]] developed the Beaver Scouts program
 
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Scouts Canada developed the Beaver Scouts program
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goals to correspond with early childhood education
 
goals to correspond with early childhood education
 
and development guidelines.
 
and development guidelines.
  
 
The Beaver Scouts Program places emphasis on activities which encourage Beaver Scouts to:
 
The Beaver Scouts Program places emphasis on activities which encourage Beaver Scouts to:
 
 
* find examples of God's love for them and the world
 
* find examples of God's love for them and the world
 
* experience and express love and joy
 
* experience and express love and joy
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* appreciate nature
 
* appreciate nature
  
To help Beavers realize these goals, the program uses seven elements: [[games]], [[crafts]], [[storytelling]], [[music]], playacting, [[outdoors]] and [[spiritual fellowship]].  The Beaver Scouts program, through the seven elements, results in many positive Outcomes for members.  Children across Canada participate in the Beaver Scouts program.
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To help Beaver Scouts realize these goals, the program uses seven elements: [[Games]], [[Crafts]], [[Storytelling]], [[Music]], [[Play Acting]], [[Outdoors]] and [[Spiritual Fellowship]].  The Beaver Scouts program, through the seven elements, results in many positive Outcomes for members.  Children across Canada participate in the Beaver Scouts program.
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There is a [[Beaver Scout Law, Promise and Motto]] that is intended to be used regularly in the colony, designed to appeal and have meaning to Beaver Scouts.
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==[[Beaver Scouts Leadership Team]]==
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The Beaver Scout leadership [[Section teams]] take their names from the [[Friends of the Forest]] story. They seek to provide programming that meets the program standards. Planning examples available [[Colony 3 Year Plan]].
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See the [[Beaver Scout Leader Volunteer Job Description]] and the [[Beaver Scouts Leadership Team]] articles.
  
 
==[[Games]]==
 
==[[Games]]==
 
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Active and co-operative [[games]] are vital elements in the Beaver Scouts program.  In addition to providing a fun activity for Beaver Scouts, games play an important role in helping Beaver Scouts develop:
Active and co-operative [[games]] are vital elements in the Beaver Scouts program.  In addition to providing a fun activity for Beavers, games play an important role in helping Beavers develop:
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* the ability and desire to co-operate and get along with others,
 
* the ability and desire to co-operate and get along with others,
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==[[Crafts]]==
 
==[[Crafts]]==
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Beaver Scouts love making creative [[crafts]]—it's their chance to let their imaginations flow.  [[Crafts]] help Beaver Scouts develop self-confidence and pride in personal achievement.  They also enhance basic fine motor co-ordination skills, and discover the joy of personal creative expression.
  
Beavers love making creative [[crafts]]—it's their chance to let their imaginations flow.  [[Crafts]] help Beavers develop self-confidence and pride in personal achievement.  They also enhance basic fine motor co-ordination skills, and discover the joy of personal creative expression.
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==[[Music]], [[Storytelling]] and [[Play Acting]]==
 
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Whether singing songs, listening to or telling intriguing and compelling stories, or acting in a hilarious skit, Beaver Scouts develop many important skills and positive attitudes.  Our introduction to the creative arts helps Beaver Scouts discover a basic appreciation for music and drama.  It also shows Beaver Scouts how to plan and work together as a team, and develops basic public speaking and presentation skills.
==[[Music]], [[Storytelling]] and Play Acting==
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Whether singing songs, listening to or telling intriguing and compelling stories, or acting in a hilarious skit, Beavers develop many important skills and positive attitudes.  Our introduction to the creative arts helps Beavers discover a basic appreciation for music and drama.  It also shows Beavers how to plan and work together as a team, and develops basic public speaking and presentation skills.
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== [[Outdoors]] ==
 
== [[Outdoors]] ==
 
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It's often said that Scouting is an educational organization, and the outdoors is our classroom.  This is especially true in Beaver Scouts, where members enjoy hikes, nature walks, outdoor sleep-overs and family camps. These outdoor activities provide fun and adventure for Beaver Scouts, but they also help develop an interest and appreciation for the natural environment, and basic knowledge of flora, fauna, and ecosystems in their local setting.
It's often said that Scouting is an educational organization, and the outdoors is our classroom.  This is especially true in Beaver Scouts, where members enjoy hikes, nature walks, outdoor sleep-overs and family camps. These outdoor activities provide fun and adventure for Beavers, but they also help develop an interest and appreciation for the natural environment, and basic knowledge of flora, fauna, and ecosystems in their local setting.
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== [[Spiritual Fellowship]] ==
 
== [[Spiritual Fellowship]] ==
 
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Duty to God is one of Scouting's fundamental principles, and all of our programs include a spiritual emphasis.  Through songs, stories and interactive talks, Beaver Scouts commit to spiritual principles and discover how spirituality relates to being thoughtful and caring toward other people and nature.
Duty to God is one of Scouting's fundamental principles, and all of our programs include a spiritual emphasis.  Through songs, stories and interactive talks, Beavers commit to spiritual principles and discover how spirituality relates to being thoughtful and caring toward other
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people and nature.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 06:57, 1 November 2015

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Contents

Program Goals[1]

Scouts Canada developed the Beaver Scouts program goals to correspond with early childhood education and development guidelines.

The Beaver Scouts Program places emphasis on activities which encourage Beaver Scouts to:

  • find examples of God's love for them and the world
  • experience and express love and joy
  • be healthy and have good feelings about themselves
  • develop a sense of belonging and sharing in small group activities
  • develop a sense of co-operation through non-competitive activities
  • appreciate nature

To help Beaver Scouts realize these goals, the program uses seven elements: Games, Crafts, Storytelling, Music, Play Acting, Outdoors and Spiritual Fellowship. The Beaver Scouts program, through the seven elements, results in many positive Outcomes for members. Children across Canada participate in the Beaver Scouts program.

There is a Beaver Scout Law, Promise and Motto that is intended to be used regularly in the colony, designed to appeal and have meaning to Beaver Scouts.

Beaver Scouts Leadership Team

ForestFriends.png

The Beaver Scout leadership Section teams take their names from the Friends of the Forest story. They seek to provide programming that meets the program standards. Planning examples available Colony 3 Year Plan.

See the Beaver Scout Leader Volunteer Job Description and the Beaver Scouts Leadership Team articles.

Games

Active and co-operative games are vital elements in the Beaver Scouts program. In addition to providing a fun activity for Beaver Scouts, games play an important role in helping Beaver Scouts develop:

  • the ability and desire to co-operate and get along with others,
  • a personal commitment to caring and sharing with others,
  • a sense of fair play,
  • basic co-ordination skills and fitness levels.

Crafts

Beaver Scouts love making creative crafts—it's their chance to let their imaginations flow. Crafts help Beaver Scouts develop self-confidence and pride in personal achievement. They also enhance basic fine motor co-ordination skills, and discover the joy of personal creative expression.

Music, Storytelling and Play Acting

Whether singing songs, listening to or telling intriguing and compelling stories, or acting in a hilarious skit, Beaver Scouts develop many important skills and positive attitudes. Our introduction to the creative arts helps Beaver Scouts discover a basic appreciation for music and drama. It also shows Beaver Scouts how to plan and work together as a team, and develops basic public speaking and presentation skills.

Outdoors

It's often said that Scouting is an educational organization, and the outdoors is our classroom. This is especially true in Beaver Scouts, where members enjoy hikes, nature walks, outdoor sleep-overs and family camps. These outdoor activities provide fun and adventure for Beaver Scouts, but they also help develop an interest and appreciation for the natural environment, and basic knowledge of flora, fauna, and ecosystems in their local setting.

Spiritual Fellowship

Duty to God is one of Scouting's fundamental principles, and all of our programs include a spiritual emphasis. Through songs, stories and interactive talks, Beaver Scouts commit to spiritual principles and discover how spirituality relates to being thoughtful and caring toward other people and nature.

References

  1. Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY