Monday, 7 October 2013

Yellow Beaver's Log Chew of 3rd October 2013


Hello Mums, Dads and Beavers

We hope you liked the Grandparent's Day cards we made this week and that they were in good time to be handed over to Grandmas and Grandads on Sunday?

I have written to you separately about the missing coat. Please can you help me to find this coat? Someone MUST have it!

Billy Beaver - did you spot him when you came in?  He is our new Colony Mascot and will go with us when we have a day out.  Also, he will help us with our Investiture Ceremony. (His photo is on the Beaver section of the website.

Just to give you some early notice that we will be having a Halloween Scary Nite on 31st October.  By then, the clocks will have changed and it should be sufficiently spooky for us. So, please start to plan your outfit, either home-made or purchased.  It doesn't matter which as long as everyone enters into the spirit of it.  As usual, I will provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize for the best dressed and we will chose this at the beginning, so that any 'complicated' costumes can be taken off for the running about. 

Neckers/Scarves

There are still at least 10 scarves with no names on them.  This causes a problem at the end of the evening when we are in a hurry and trying to find out which scarf belongs to whom. 

Please can you assist us by either sewing/ironing a name tag on the scarf or writing on the label.  It saves any unpleasantness, of which there has recently been some and speeds up our departure at the end of the evening.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Investiture

Our newest Beavers will be invested (our formal joining ceremony) on 7th November and will need to have their uniform tops by then.  They also need to learn their Promise:

I Promise to do my best
To be Kind and Helpful
& to Love God 

Some of the older Beavers seemed to have forgotten this, so can you help with a little practice now and again? 

After Half Term, we will be starting up with our Christmas Good Turn, the same as we did last year.  This is when we think of other people less fortunate than ourselves, who won't get to have such a lovely Christmas as we will.

We will be supporting the Food Bank and I would ask you to bring something from the list (which I will tell you about later on) each week and place it in the box.

When there is a Public Holiday and Statutory Services are closed, voluntary Organisations such as The Food Bank, get a massive increase in demand as there is no-where else from them to go.

I hope that we can help them again this year.

That's it for now .............. see you on Thursday

Yellow Beaver