Beavers - 6 to 8 years

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Where are we?

The Beavers meet at:

Donisthorpe Scout Centre
3 Church Street
DE12 7PX
Meeting Times
Woodland Colony
Tuesdays - 17:00 to 18:00

Riverbank Colony
Thursdays - 17:00 to 18:00

Mountain Ridge Colony
Fridays - 17:00 to 18:00

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

At the end of November 2020, local Scouts, the 4th Ashby, didn't know if they'd be allowed to carry out the Scout Post service which they have undertaken for over 35 years to raise valuable funds.

However, risk assessments completed and approved, the team pulled out all the stops to get the service up and running.

"Whilst things were a little slower starting than usual, we delivered a decent number of cards, hopefully helping the people of Ashby out." said Group Scout Leader, Jon Bloor. "Although for us as a charity in our own right, things have been tough, we all wanted to help other local groups out this year."

4th Ashby Scout Group is open to boys and girls from Ashby and the surrounding area. Founded in 1976, the group has met in several locations in town including the Baptist Church and Methodist Chapel. More recently, they have used the Scout Hut on Wilfred Gardens and can often be found out and about in town or at Willesley Campsite.

A poll was held amongst the many members of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who helped to sell, sort and deliver the cards and local charities Charity Link and Rainbows Hospice were chosen. Today a donation of £250 has been made to Charity Link and Rainbows Hospice will follow shortly.

Particular thanks must go to The Card Cottage in Ashby and Daybreak Services in Packington for being collection points for the cards. Thank you to the people of Packington, Smisby and Ashby who supported the service and to the many families of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at 4th Ashby.

The Scout Post will return in December 2021.

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With England under lockdown, we cannot gather and parade to remember those who gave their lives for us in conflict this year.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been encouraged to remember this morning by joining millions of other households across the UK on their doorsteps at 11:00 am. Some have chosen to support the British Legion by walking a mile in uniform whilst others have quietly supported the poppy appeal themselves. 4th Ashby Scout Group has donated funds for a wreath which was laid privately before being transferred to the War Memorial on Market Street.
We understand many are disappointed that the parade cannot go ahead but understand that it is not possible for so many people to gather safely, especially with cases locally rising. Group Scout Leader, Jon Bloor, applauded the 190 members of the group for respecting the rules and remembering at home.
Wherever we are on Remembrance Sunday, whether, on parade or the doorstep, we will remember those who gave their lives, those who lost loved ones, those who served and saw the horror of conflict across the years. 
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As an independent charity, we take good governance seriously. Using some of the “quieter” time of Lockdown 2020, we’ve completed the Charity Excellence Framework Assessments. There are some areas to work on, but our focus is clear.

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Our friends at Ashby Life have soldiered on and delivered their magazine – online. You can read it here.
Editor Vanessa says:
Although we may be unable to produce and deliver this month’s magazines as we would normally, we have produced an online-only version which is packed with useful information on essential local services and details of community groups offering support.
Our trusty panel of local experts have offered up their advice and tips on everything from lockdown gardening to keeping fit at home to educational toys and games for those of you home schooling at present.
The information we’ve collected should prove useful to all residents who may depend on the monthly printed copies for community updates. We also have a number of local businesses who either remain open for business or are offering alternative services at the moment. Please show them your support by sharing the magazine. We can get through this together. 
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23rd April is St George’s day. Whilst best known for being the patron saint of England, he is also the patron saint of Scouting.
Usually, we gather to renew our promise together on the Sunday nearest and this will be happening this year via Facebook Live on 26th at 10:50 – you don’t need to have an account – with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from across Leicestershire:
Some people are going to wear their uniform whilst clapping for key workers at 8pm tonight.
Our Cubs have been making shields thinking about what is important right now.
George’s shield is above.
A decorated shield to embrace St George’s day by a Waingunga Cub. The dagger represents the NHS killing the virus (with a little mention of the all important Xbox gaming 🤣)
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