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Beavers @ Oxclose: Gruesome Gore at Horrible Histories Sleepover

posted 7 Apr 2013, 05:48 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:10 ]
Beavers tried their hand at the medieval sport of archery
Beavers enjoyed crafts
This weekend, beavers have enjoyed 24 hours of Horrible Histories madness at their first sleepover of 2013 and even the weather cheered up!

The Terrible Tudors, Awesome Egyptians, Perilous Pirates and Savage Stone Age Beavers arrived bright and early at 2nd Chester-Le-Street's headquarters for a fantastic day of activities including medieval jousting, Robin Hood style archery and much much more.

First up, beavers enjoyed some crafts activities in the Hall making Egyptian mummies, decorating their own Roman swords and headdresses and getting dressed up as Vile Victorians... No smiling please, times were very tough for the young boys who worked as chimney sweeps.

After a medieval banquet for lunch, more fantastic activities were to come. On Waldridge Fell, beavers took on the most gruesome activity of the day finding disgusting diseases scattered across the hill. Beavers took on the challenge and won dispite contending with cholera and the beubonic plague in the feely boxes they found. Urghh!

Beavers played parachute games in the sun
Dark knight Carl was put in the stocks
While one lodge was out on the Fell, another was enjoying the skillful sport of archery. Andrew and Nicola have recently qualified as archery leaders and were to put their new skills to use. Our beavers certainly enjoyed their taster session and there will definately be more opportunities coming up for those on target!

Like knights of the round table, beavers tried their hands at fencing. 'En Guard!' was the call and beavers raised their swords to take part in a duel using technique taught by our instructors. It turns out that fencing is great fun!

By the end of the afternoon, it was time for one of the leader team to be humiliated, beavers chanted for Carl to go in the stocks and he took several direct hits from beavers flinging soapy sponges.

Photos are now online in our gallery.

Beavers are the youngest section of the scout family and are young people (boys and girls) aged 6 to 8. Beavers enjoy exploring the world around them, making friends and going on visits. Many beavers experience their first nights away by joining the colony on a beaver sleepover.