Beavers of the World
From the Scouter Manual:
Beavers of the World
Objective: I will learn about Scouting around the world.
When planning your adventures, you might like to have
- an adventure that is about another country
- an adventure about Beaver Scout-age program in another country
- an adventure that helps people, animals or a good cause
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures:
- Learn a game that is played by age 5-7 year-old Scouts in another country. What else can you find out about Scouting in that country?
- Find out about the badges for Beaver Scout-age youth in other countries. Complete one of the requirements from one of their badges.
- What did Lord Baden-Powell (the founder of Scouting) enjoy doing as a child? Try one or more of his favourite pastimes.
- Pick a country where there is Scouting. Go to a zoo or wildlife park and find animals in the zoo that come from that country. Take photos and create a collage, adding a photo or drawing of the Scout crest from that country.
- Draw a picture of yourself as a Rover Scout. You will be about 19 or 20 years old. Rovers often travel to meet and work with Scouts in other countries. What do you hope that you will do in Scouting by the time you are a Rover?
- What country might you like to visit with a Scout Jamboree (a jamboree is a big camp-out for many Scouts)? Find out what happens at a World Scout Jamboree. Where will the next World Jamboree be?
- Find out why Scouts around the world greet each other with a left handshake. Tell the story or create a skit to tell the story to your Lodge.
- Find out about the Scout Brotherhood Fund and how it helps Scouting in other countries. How might you or your Colony help the Scout Brotherhood Fund?
- Learn about the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). What does the WOSM flag look like? What do the symbols mean?
- Find the names of Beaver Scout-age Sections around the world. Why do they have the names they do? (Ask an adult to help you search the internet.)
- What promise and law is used by age 5-7 year old Scouts in other countries? Are they the same as your promise and law?
- Badge trading is part of the fun of Scouting. Learn about badge trading from a Scout or Scouter who has been to a jamboree. What are the rules of trading?
- Would you like to be a Messenger of Peace? Find out about this World Scouting program and how you can become a Messenger of Peace. http://www.scout.org
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Rainbow’s Reflections: Beliefs & Values.
Pick a suitable adventure for this badge that you would like to try on your own.