News & Events

Here we have news about what we’ve been up to, planned events for the future, reminders and dates for your diary.

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Family Fun Day – Saturday 9th July 2016

We are holding our first Family Fun Day on Saturday 9th July to open up our site to the local community. This will be both a fundraiser as well as our chance to let people see our new pond dipping platform and the woods. We are hoping to make this event unique to our site so get your thinking caps on!
If you would like to join in organising this event then please do get in touch. We will also need a number of people to help on the day so please reserve this date in your diary now.


Ishanti Beavers Program – Spring 2016

Date Time Activity Badge
January
Fri 8th 18:00 to 19:15 Problem Solving Mission Skills Challenge
Fri 15th 18:00 to 19:15 Create a super hero Creative Activity
Fri 22nd 18:00 to 19:15 Experiment: Magnetism Experiment Activity
Thurs 28th 18:00 to 19:15 Cole District Beaver Get-a-Long Party
Fri 29th 18:00 to 19:15 No Meeting
February
Fri 05th 18:00 to 19:15 Chinese New Year: Tasting Chinese food World Challenge
Fri 12th 18:00 to 19:15 Swimming at Fox Hollies Swimmer Staged Activity
Fri 19th Half Term
Sat 20th 18:00 to 20:00 Cole District Swimming Gala – Stechford Baths Swimmer Staged Activity
Fri 26th 18:00 to 19:15 Invent a machine Skills Challenge
March
Fri 4th 18:00 to 19:15 Mother’s Day Craft Activity Creative Activity/
Skills Challenge
Fri 11th 18:00 to 19:15 Easter Biscuits Skills Challenge
Fri 18th 18:00 to 19:15 Easter Egg Hunt Adventure Challenge
Easter Holidays

All activities may be subject to change due to weather or other influences on the night.

Ishanti Beavers return on 15th April 2016


Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2015

This year’s Bonfire and Fireworks Night is on Thursday 5th November 2015.

Adults £4 and children £2. No sparklers or pets allowed. Gates open at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at around 7pm and the fireworks will start at 7:15pm.

There will be a barbecue, hot and cold drinks, candy floss, sweets and light sticks for sale. It’s always a popular event and will be great fun for the family. See you there!

Bonfire Poster 2015


Ishanti Beavers Program – Autumn 2015

Date Time Activity Badge
September
Fri 11th 18:00 to 19:15 Meet & Greet & Team Games
Fri 18th 18:00 to 19:15 Visit Elmdon Park Explore Activity/
Outdoors Challenge
Fri 25th 18:00 to 19:15 Wildlife Collage from items found in Park Explore Activity
October
Fri 2nd 18:00 to 19:15 Keeping Fit & Healthy Skills Challenge
Fri 9th 18:00 to 19:15 Healthy Eating: Make an omelette Cook Activity/
Skills Challenge
Fri 16th 18:00 to 19:15 Creation Climbing Centre in Moseley, Birmingham Adventure Challenge
Fri 23rd 18:00 to 19:15 Halloween Activity: Spooky Fruit
Fri 30th Half Term
November
Thurs 5th Bonfire Night
Fri 6th 18:00 to 19:15 Remembrance Day Craft: Poppy Wreath World Challenge
Sun 8th 10:00 to 11:30 Remembrance Day Parade World Challenge
Fri 13th 18:00 to 19:15 Kart Making Skills Challenge
Fri 20th 18:00 to 19:15 Sponsored Event – Kart Racing, Raffle, tea & cake Teamwork Challenge
Fri 27th 18:00 to 19:15 Indoor campfire: light a candle Skills Challenge
December
Tues 1st 18:30 Carol Service (sponsor monies TBA)
St Mary’s Church, Hobs Moat
Fri 4th 18:00 to 19:15 Make Christmas Decorations Creative Activity/
Skills Challenge
Fri 11th 18:00 to 19:15 Christmas Panto at Solihull Arts Complex
Fri 18th 18:00 to 19:15 Christmas Party
Christmas Holidays

All activities may be subject to change due to weather or other influences on the night.

Ishanti Beavers return on 8th January 2016


Ishanti Beavers Program – Summer 2015

Date Time Activity Badge

April

Fri 17th 18:00 to 19:15 Meet and Greet/Show a new game Skills Challenge
Fri 24th 18:00 to 19:15 Who is St George and Parade Marching Practice World Challenge
Sun 26th 14:00 to 16:00 St George’s Day Parade, Knowle Church World Challenge

May

Fri 01st 18:00 to 19:15 Sunflower seeds and make origami boats for next week World Challenge
Fri 8th 18:00 to 19:15 Co-operative Games Teamwork Challenge
Fri 15th 18:00 to 19:15 Sports Day Practice Teamwork Challenge
Sat 16th 09:00 to 11:30 Sports Day – Greswolde School, Buryfield Road Teamwork Challenge
Fri 22nd 18:00 to 19:15 Tent pitching or den building Adventure Challenge
Fri 29th Half Term

June

Fri 05th 18:00 to 19:15 How things work? Experiment to be confirmed Experiment Activity
Fri 12th 18:00 to 19:15 Fire Lighting and Marshmallows Adventure Challenge
Fri 19th 18:00 to 19:15 Lapworth Walk HikesAway
Fri 26th 18:00 to 19:15 Floating origami boats in stream Adventure Challenge
July
Fri 3rd No Meeting
Sat 4th – Sun 5th Cole District Beaver Fun Day and Camp Outdoors Challenge
Fri 10th 18:00 to 19:15 Bicycle Safety and short ride Cyclist Activity
Fri 17th 18:00 to 19:15 Water Fight
Summer Holidays

All activities may be subject to change due to weather or other influences on the night.

Ishanti Beavers return on 4th September 2015


A Helping Hand from JLR

On Saturday 21st February a team of enthusiastic and energetic volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover came to the Millpool, complete with a generous donation of some great tools and equipment, to carry out a number of maintenance tasks for us. The team were joined by other volunteers and parents from 1st Solihull Scout Group, including an electrician and a team who worked on the roof.

JLR team outside scout hut

The teams were kept fuelled up during the day with bacon and sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee, and plenty of fresh air. Everyone worked really hard, made great progress and achieved all the planned tasks and more.

Many thanks to Keith Bonser, his JLR colleagues and the 1st Solihull volunteers for all their hard work and commitment. Based on this success we’re hoping to arrange more of these days in the future.


Ishanti Beavers Program – Spring 2015

Date Time Activity

January

Fri 09th 18:00 to 19:15 Games
Fri 16th 18:00 to 19:15 Communicator Activity Badge
Sat 17th 18:00 to 20:00 Cole District Swimming Gala – Stechford Cascades
Fri 23rd 18:00 to 19:15 Outdoor Challenge Badge: Learn and use 2 knots
 Fri 30th 18:00 to 19:15 Fitness Challenge Badge: Co-operative games

February

Fri 06th 18:00 to 19:15 Promise Challenge Badge: Rights and Wrongs
Fri 13th 18:00 to 19:15 Creative Challenge Badge: Making pancakes
Fri 20th Half Term
Thurs 26th 18:00 to 19:15 Cole District Beaver Get-A-Long Party
Fri 27th 18:00 to 19:15 Meeting cancelled

March

Fri 06th 18:00 to 19:15 Experiment Activity Badge: How a torch works
Fri 13th 18:00 to 19:15 Mother’s Day Craft Activity
Fri 20th 18:00 to 19:15 Easter Egg Hunt
Fri 27th 18:00 to 19:15 Creative Challenge Badge: Easter Nest Cakes
Easter Holidays

All activities may be subject to change due to weather or other influences on the night.

Ishanti Beavers return on 17th April 2015



Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2013

Here’s the poster for this year’s Bonfire and Fireworks Night. It’s on Tuesday 5th November 2013. Adults £4 and children £2. No sparklers or pets allowed. Gates open at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at around 7pm and the fireworks will start at 7:15pm. There will be a barbecue, hot and cold drinks, candy floss, sweets and light sticks for sale. It’s always a popular event and will be great fun for the family. See you there!Fireworks 1st Solihull


Apache Plan September – November 2013

September 11th First Aid
September 18th First Aid
September 25th Fitness Challenge
October 2nd Fitness Challenge
October 9th Astronomy Night
October 16th Mad Hats and Flying Mice
October 23rd Halloween Party
October 30th Half Term
November 6th Operation Shoebox
November 13th Outstanding Badge Work
November 20th Outstanding Badge Work
November 27th TBC

All activities may be subject to change due to weather or other influences on the night.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

September 14th (Saturday) District Cooking Comp
4 Cubs to be chosen to represent Apache at the annual Cub cooking comp
September 18th 8pm Parents Meeting in the Simon Wilcox Building
October 12th (Saturday) District visit to the National Space Centre, Leicester. £10 per cub to be paid by September 18th (includes travel).
October 19th (Saturday) 1st Solihull Group Fundraising Bag Pack.
Sainsburys, Poplar Way, Solihull.
October 25th (Friday) Broadwater Activity Camp. Please make sure that all outstanding payments are made by September 11th (first week back)
November 5th (Tuesday) Our annual Bonfire night extravaganza!
November 9th (Saturday) Remembrance sleepover (FOR PARADE GOERS ONLY)
November 10th (Sunday) Remembrance Day Parade
Full uniform, scout trousers/school trousers and shoes (NO JEANS, TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS OR TRAINERS!!!!!)
November 23rd (Saturday) 1st Solihull Group Fundraising Bag Pack.
Morrisons, Solihull.
December 14th (Saturday) Apache Cubs Fundraising Bag Pack.

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