2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers Harry Potter Sleepover

Our Beavers fun weekend at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry began with them being sorted into their Houses by the talking Sorting Hat! They then had their ID photos taken for identification purposes. This fun was followed by their first wizarding class where they designed their magic wands!

The Beavers then enjoyed the first Harry Potter film – The Philosopher’s Stone, with some pizza and cake! We had some very excitable witches and wizards on our hands at bedtime, however they all got to sleep eventually and woke up in the morning bright and early for their fun Hogwarts classes and activities. Before this, they dined in the Great Hall for Breakfast.

The Beavers then played Traffic Lights with a Harry Potter twist, designed their own witches spell, watched Hagrid’s special potion class, pinned the scar on Harry Potter’s head, and played quidditch in their houses! What a fantastic sleepover, we had some very well behaved Beavers stay at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Pleased to say that they all graduated with flying colours. The winning House was Slytherin, congratulations to all in Slytherin!

They seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and we did too; this is what Beavers is all about – fun and adventure! They have been told not to practice any magic at home and away from Hogwarts, we hope that they listen…

Charlie Lovegrove

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers Harry Potter Sleepover

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

On the 28th of May, 2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers held their Platinum Jubilee Event with Radfield Home Care Havering. Our amazing Beavers and their families got to meet the lovely Radfield clients and their families. It was filled with laughter, fun, happiness, relationship building and pure joy.

At Christmas, last year, our Beavers donated kind gifts and wrote lovely Christmas cards out for the Radfield clients, so it was amazing that they got to be introduced to each other face to face. They got to speak to each other, share stories together, talk about their interests, and build up lovely friendships. The Beavers treated the lovely clients to a rendition of the National Anthem twice and also, one of our Beavers played the National Anthem on the keyboard to perfection.

Just recently, our colony has signed up to become Dementia Friends and this project is so important for not only raising awareness for Dementia, but also the loneliness that elderly people face on a day-to-day basis. This event allowed the lovely Radfield clients to build connections with the Beavers, and reduce any feelings of loneliness. The bonds created, memories made, and smiles all round, for all that attended, is so important to reflect upon and remember.

Thank you to all who made it possible and to all those who attended. Please enjoy looking at the lovely pictures, which are a mere snapshot of the amazing event! 

Charlie Lovegrove

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers takes on Wear Red Day!

On the 4th of February, the 2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers colony all wore red to our weekly meeting, in aid of #WearRedDay. This annual day is in the 10th year of it’s launch, for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund – who are amazing in supporting research and encouraging awareness for congenital heart disease in both children and adults.
In order for the Beavers to wear non-uniform and attend the session in red clothing, we asked our parents to kindly donate £1, with all proceeds going to the charity. We were astonished by the very kind donations that we received – and managed to raise just under £65 for the charity in total – which is an amazing achievement.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of our lovely Beaver parents at the 2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers Colony! Your generosity will be very much appreciated by the charity.

Charlie Lovegrove

February 12, 2022

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers – Community Project

To end this year, our Beavers were involved in a very important Community Project, as part of their World Challenge Badge. We aim to do a Community Project every year at our Beavers colony. Last year, we raised £438.96 for St Francis Hospice, through their Jam Jar Army project. This year, our project involved getting our Beavers to design some amazing Christmas Cards and put together some donations to give to elderly people in our community, who are clients at the home care company, Radfield Home Care Havering. The Christmas gift bags have been made up and are being distributed to the clients, and each of them have been so pleased to receive their cards and gifts. We cannot thank all of our parents/carers and Beavers enough for their  amazing generosity and very kind donations. Their kindness may have helped someone smile at what can be a very lonely time of year. We were so overwhelmed by their generosity, that when we had finished making up the gift bags for the clients at Radfield, we had a lot of stuff still left over – and so with the remaining gifts, we have made up three hampers, one ready to donate to St Francis Hospice, one to a local food bank and one to Wickes, who all donate them to families and individuals in need at Christmas. Therefore, the generosity shown by our colony will have touched many hearts this Christmas, so quite simply, thank you to all that were involved in this amazing project! 

Charlie Lovegrove

December 11, 2021

2nd Squirrels Heath Radfield Home Care

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers – Remembrance Day Designs

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, we believe that it is vital that our Beavers understand the sacrifices of all soldiers who have fought and are still fighting for this country. And so, we did our little bit to thank them for their sacrifices. Our Beavers drew colourful Remembrance pictures; some chose to draw a poppy, outline of a soldier or reflect on a well known Remembrance poem. The designs that we received were all excellent and very creative, and our Beavers Leadership Team were all very impressed at the amount of effort that went into each of them. Well done to all of our Beavers, that took part in this very important project. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Please see the video below, showing all of our Beavers’ amazing Remembrance designs.

‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn:
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them:
We will remember them.’

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers Leadership Team

November 11, 2021

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers St Francis Hospice

Our Beavers have recently taken part in a very special and important project for St Francis Hospice. The Beavers drew and coloured Cheerful Pictures for display at a local hospice and also collected money for the Jam Jar Army, to donate to the independent charity. The project links to the Beavers World Challenge Badge and involves a community project and helping the wider community. Due to the pandemic, helping the local community together at this time is difficult, however we thought of an excellent project with St Francis Hospice for the Beavers to take part in safely. The hospice have worked tirelessly throughout the course of the pandemic so it was important for us to provide them with some donations to contribute to their endless quality care for their patients. The photo collages below show our Beavers Jam Jars and their amazing drawings, which they should be extremely proud of! Their generous contributions will make a massive difference to the hospice!

Charlie Lovegrove

December 5, 2020

2nd Squirrels Heath Beavers St Francis Hospice

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