Beavers Badges

(11 Posts)
PoorTaxPayer Thu 10-Feb-11 14:42:02

Hi everyone! My little one has just started Beavers and I'm not quite sure how he goes about getting badges, can anyone help?! confused Does he wait to be told to do something by the colony or am I supposed to do things at home with him and tell the colony about it later, hoping he'll get a badge for it? Grateful for any advice!!!

Stinkyfeet Thu 10-Feb-11 14:46:20

They will probably do lots of activities at Beavers that will contribute towards various badges. Our Beavers sometimes do whole sessions where all the children do enough to achieve a badge.

Hope he enjoys Beavers!

whoatethelastbiscuit Thu 10-Feb-11 14:49:03

Don't know if it's the same with all groups but ours work on badges together and occassionally we'll get a not saying DS has to do something at home, so we don't have to think about it tbh. DS now a cub and absolutely covered in badges, sadly not a sewing badge smile

bigTillyMint Thu 10-Feb-11 14:49:18

When DS was at Beavers, the leader let us know when he was ready to be invested, then we got him a top and they gave him the badges. Then they did loads of supervised activities at Beavers and at extra events to earn challenge / activity badges.

All you have to do is sew them on wink

fishie Thu 10-Feb-11 14:50:19

yes they tell you when to do somethign at home - ds has got to make a hot drink and i've got to write a letter saying he's done it.

PoorTaxPayer Thu 10-Feb-11 15:52:19

thanks everyone! Guess all I have to do then is google how to sew! hmm xx

Waltons Sun 13-Feb-11 22:06:59

<<Guess all I have to do then is google how to sew! [hmmm] xx>>

No need for that - Badge Fix is your friend: Badge Fix

Works for everything except the name tape, but even that at a pinch! Smells vile when you're using it, but that goes away once it dries.

PoorTaxPayer Thu 17-Feb-11 17:02:03

hmm, very interesting indeed, will certainly have a look at that, thanks!!! xx

PassNoRemark Mon 25-Mar-13 11:49:43

Additional q for mums with more experience of the Beavers badges stuff, DS1 is 6 and was invested about 3 months ago but is yet to come home with any badges other than the colony ones - is that normal? How many badges do they attempt to work on in a term? TIA

meebles Mon 25-Mar-13 17:25:07

that really depends on your colony and the leaders. some like to concentrate on the badges and some do other things. you could always have a word with the leaders and ask if you should be doing anything at home. The badge details are all on www.scouts.org.uk

As a cub leader I quite often do most of a badge during meetings and ask them to do the last bit at home, but that's because they're a bit older and I don't feel they should get badges for just turning up.

PassNoRemark Mon 25-Mar-13 17:56:56

Thanks meebles, his meeting is tomorrow so I'll have a chat to the guys then.

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