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Reach for the Stars

Between: 5th February 2022 - 6th February 2022 Location: Sections: Beaver Scouts Event Organiser: Denise Iverson

Welcome to Reach for the Stars 2022

5th – 6th February 2022

Reach For The Stars Joining pack HERE

Links will go live in the build-up to the event but will all be live on the weekend

Watch Opening video HERE

Upload your Reach for the Stars photos by clicking HERE

View the gallery of photos from Reach for the Stars 2022 HERE

Download your My Group sheet for use with your photos HERE

How does it work?

The camp is planned around Beaver Activity badges as well as some fun activities that are not linked to badges:

  • Air Activities 1 Badge
  • Builder badge
  • Cook Badge
  • Creative Badge
  • Experiment Badger
  • Explore Badge
  • Hikes Away 1 Badge
  • Space Badge

 

You can do as many as you want – there is no limit!  Reach for the stars!

The activities will be available after the opening ceremony at 10am and will stay open all weekend.  Do as many as you can and upload a picture of you joining in (1st name or group only – no surnames)!  How much can you achieve in the weekend?  Send your pictures to your own Colony social media or leaders as well as to the whole county photo gallery so you can contribute to the big picture of the weekend.

Join us for the virtual campfire in the evening with your smores and blanket.

And, of course, because it is a camp, you can’t sleep in a nice comfy bed – time to catch some ZZZZs in a den or a tent – whatever your space allows 🙂

 

Download the invite for your colony Reach For The Stars 2022 Invite.


Reach for the Stars 2022 Information

Reach for the Stars will run from 10am on Saturday 5th February 2022  until 4pm  on Sunday 6th February 2022.

Attending Reach for the Stars costs nothing!  You just need to sign up and join in. If you are not from Surrey Scouts and you would like a badge (dispatched after the event), it will cost £3 for the badge and postage.  Details of purchase will available in the joining pack.

Reach for the Stars 2022 Registration

Beavers need to be registered for the event by their parents/carers/guardians.

Each Beaver needs to be registered separately so if you have two Beavers in your family, they will need to be registered separately.  This will allow for the correct number of badges to be dispatched.

 

Register for Reach for the Stars  HERE

Reach for the Stars 2022 Programme

The camp starts with an opening ceremony at 10am.

Members are then invited to set up their camp and make it as awesome as possible.

Activities are then available for Beavers to join in with at their own pace.  Beavers can do as many of them as they want and, if you want to, you can upload pictures and videos of the Beavers doing them.

Please remember to only use first names and a group if you want but not first and last names.  If Beavers want to, they can use make this My Group Sheet match their scarf colour and use it with their pictures.

The event ends at 4pm but the activities will remain open for those still joining in.

 

Day Morning and afternoon Evening
Saturday 10am – Opening video.    Activities. 5pm Story time
Activity badges – Air Activities, Builder, Cook, Creative, Experiment, Explore, Hikes Away, Space 7pm – Camp fire
Sunday Wake up and Shake up morning exercise! 8am.   Activity badges – Air Activities, Builder, Cook, Creative, Experiment, Explore, Hikes Away, Space
Closing message 4pm

Watch the opening ceremony HERE (link will go live during the event)

Watch the story time HERE (link will go live during the event)

Watch the campfire HERE (link will go live during the event)

Join in with Wake Up and Shake Up HERE

Watch the Closing message HERE (Will go live during the event)

 

Visit the Activities sections of this event to find what is on offer.  These will go live just before the event opens and will remain live until at least the end of the camp.

 

Reach for the Stars 2022 Activities

There is a lot going on at Reach for the Stars and you can make it fit to the time you have and what you want to do.

Each activity sheet in the booklet tells you what you need to do and has links to the Beaver badges that it will help Beavers to achieve.  This will be useful information to pass on to leaders so that they can tick off the relevant badges.  Make sure that you supply them with some evidence of the activity being completed.  If your colony uses it, this may be done through Badges at Home in Online Scout Manager.  Check with your Colony leaders if you are not sure about this.

Download the Badge Completion Sheet HERE

All links will go live during the event.

Opening video HERE

Before you start, learn some Makaton Sign Language basics HERE


Air Activities Badge One

How to earn your badge: 

Complete at least one activity from each section 

Make an aircraft out of paper. 

How to make the perfect plane

Simple Paper Plane

Foam Rockets  Foam Rocket fins template

Paper Helicopter

 Find out about one kind of aircraft. 

Make a Spitfire Jigsaw

Spitfire Jigsaw Template

Aircraft colouring sheets 

Concorde Colouring sheet

Spitfire Colouring Sheet

Airbus A380 Colouring sheet

 Spell your name using the phonetic alphabet. 

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

 Talk to someone who has flown in an aircraft. 

Meet a Pilot

 Tell others in your section about an aircraft you would like to fly in (real or imaginary) Draw a picture or make a model. 

Download Requirements sheet: Air Activities 1 Badge Requirements

Builder Badge

How to earn your badge: 

Complete all the requirements below, ideas for projects listed below. 

  1. Design a model of something you would like to build. The design can be on paper or on the computer. 
  2. Make a list of all the things you are going to need to build your idea. 
  3. Build your model. 
  4. At your next Beaver meeting explain to your leaders and other Beavers how long your model took to finish, if anything went wrong and what you would change if you were to do it again. 

Possible Projects

Drive In Movie

Cardboard City Den

Terrific Tepee

Recycled Rocket

Great Inventor

Download Requirements sheet: Builder Badge Requirements

Beavers may earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

Cook Badge

How to earn your badge: 

Complete at least one task from sections 1,2,3 & three from section 4 

Find out what makes a balanced diet. 

Balanced Diet

Find out why being clean in the kitchen is important. 

Washing Up

Kitchen Hygiene   Food Hygiene worksheet

Bye Bye Germs

Learn about being safe in the kitchen 

Safety in the Kitchen

Kitchen Risk Bingo Cards  Kitchen Risk Bingo

Choose three dishes to prepare and cook. At least one dish should be savoury and one should be sweet. 

Bacon & Vegetable Slice

Flapjack

Silly Apple Bites

Cake in a Mug

French Bread Pizza

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Space Moon Rock Cakes

Brazilian Brigadeiros

Download Requirements sheet: Cook Badge Requirements

Beavers may earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

Creative Badge

How to earn your badge : 

Complete at least one activity from each requirement 

Do a performance. 

Magic Wallet

Dancing in the dark

Sock Puppet Show

Try a craft. 

No Sew Snowman

Dimensional Beaver Cards

Leaf Weaving

Snake Mobile

Pebble Painting

Frozen Picture  

Clothes Peg Planter

Construct something. 

Kite Making

Tiny Tippy Tap

Pompom Launcher

Space Ship

 Use your imagination. 

Superhero

Cartoon

Comic Strip

Stop Animation

 

Download Requirements sheet: Creative Badge Requirements 

Beavers may earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

 

Experiment Badge

How to earn your badge: 

Do three of the experiments listed below: 

Balloon Pump  Balloon Pump experiment sheet

Magic Star  Magic Star experiment sheet

Water Fun

Water trick experiment sheet

Walking Water experiment sheet

Floating Plate experiment sheet

Levitating Ball experiment sheet

Leakproof Bag    Leakproof bag experiment sheet

Invisible Ink    Invisible ink experiment sheet

Levitating Ring    Levitating Ring experiment sheet 

Fizzing fruit

Slimy States

Ketchup commanders

Spin the rainbow

Tell others what you saw and discovered doing your experiments and try to explain what happened. 

 

Download Requirements sheet: Experiment Badge Requirements

 Beavers may earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

Explore Badge

Complete each section 

  1. Decide where to explore eg woodland, forest, country park. 
  2. Think about what you expect to find there. 
  3. Go on the exploration. 
  4. At a Beaver meeting tell other Beavers about it. 

 

Activities you can complete whilst exploring: 

Geocaching

Nature Scavenger Hunt WalkScavenger Hunt Table 

Tracking Signs

Scavenger Hunt in Verse

Animal Tracking

Name a Tree

Explore Tree Spotter Sheet

Explore Twig ID

Explore Leaf ID

 

Download Requirements sheet: Badge Requirements

 Beavers may earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

Hikes Away Badge

Complete one hike to earn this badge involving at least 2 hours of activity 

Can you plan a 4km hike & then complete the hike? 

 

You will need 

  • Ordnance Survey map of the area 

 

Instructions 

  • Using an Ordnance Survey map plan a hike of minimum 4km. 
  • Look at the key to see what the map symbols mean, eg a green dashed line is a footpath and then with adult help plan a route crossing as few roads as possible. 
  • Look for landmarks on the map that you can use as checkpoints on your journey eg a church. 
  • Complete the hike, referring to the map as you walk. 
  • Show your leader your route & tell them about your hike as this will count towards your Hikes Away badges. 

 

Link: 

Information for map reading beginners:  https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/documents/resources/map-reading-made-easy.pdf 

 

Risk Assessment 

Who is at risk?  Beaver Scouts 
What are the risks?  Collision with vehicles 

Trips & falls on uneven ground 

Getting lost 

How can the risks be minimized?   Adequate adult supervision at all times. 

 

Download Requirements sheet: Hikes Away 1 Badge Requirements


Space Badge

How to earn your badge: 

Complete at least 1 activity from each section 

Point out some of the things you can see in the night sky.  

Discovering the Night Sky

Mystic Biscuit Moons 

Point out and name at least one constellation you can see

Eyes to the Skies 

 Pinhole Constellation Viewer

Constellation Biscuits

Sewing Constellations

 Name the eight planets in our solar system and draw or  make a model of one of the planets 

Neighbours in Space

 Find out about an astronaut, a space mission or a planet in  our solar system. 

Space Quiz  

Do your own research to find out 5 fascinating facts about: 

International Space Station 

or 

Space Shuttle 

or 

Scout Ambassador Astronaut Tim Peake  

 

Extra Activities 

Colouring pages: 

Planets Colouring Page

International Space Station Colouring page

Space Shuttle Colouring Page

 

Download Requirements sheet: Badge Requirements

Beavers can earn the Activity Plus badge if they already have this badge 

Colouring Competition

Show us your colouring skills!  Download and print this image and upload a picture of your finished version into the special colouring competition link.

Download and print the image HERE

Upload your competition entries HERE


Training for Leaders

Training sessions

The training sessions have a focus on supporting Beaver leaders to provide a residential experience when we are able to

Sessions will include:

Risk Assessment

(More to be added)

Book places will be via BookingBug HERE!

 

 

Live session timetable

Day AM Book
Saturday Module 16  Pauline Lewer – 10.oo-12.30 Book HERE
Sunday Risk Assessment – Richard Ayears – 9.30-10.30 am Book HERE

 

Course name

Course details

Course Leader

Background

Join Link

Risk assessment A piece of paper on its own will never prevent an accident, illness or other harm so why is risk assessment so important? Richard Ayears Richard oversees the event risk assessments for Scoutabout and other major events. Book HERE
Module 16 Get to grips with the basics of residential experiences Pauline Lewer Pauline is Surrey Scouts’ Deputy County Commissioner (Training)

 


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