Our Beavers have just spent an evening wishing each other Eid Mubarak and taking part in some crafts to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, as well as making model rafts from junk.
We decided to celebrate Eid by wishing each other well. This is done with the phrase Eid Mubarak. Eid Mubarak means ‘blessed celebration’, so it was a good phrase to teach the Beavers. They all picked up the phrase with no problems. In fact, they really raised the roof with their enthusiasm!
After this, it was time to get on with our planned bases. The Beavers moved on to creating some traditional Eid craft. A mobile made up of a crescent moon and a star. These are traditionally decorated and given to children to wish them Eid mubarak. The Beavers cut the moon and star out of stiff card and decorated it as creatively as they could. Eveything was held together with a horizontal lollipop stick, and hung with string.
Fo more information, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_Mubarak
The Beavers moved on to building some mini rafts from junk. Each raft has to float and carry a small load. We are planning a short hike to a local stream next week, We will be taking junk with us, and these designs will be used to actually sail rafts in the stream. Hopefully the weather will be on our side so that we can have some races!
Finally, it was congratulations to one of our Beavers who was awarded the last of the Challenge awards. They also have several activity badges, so we are delighted to advise our district staff that he should be awarded the Chief Scouts Bronze Award.
Likewise, congratulations to another of our Beavers, who had his very first Cubs meeting this week. A big step!
Stay tuned for an update when we sail our rafts, and until then Eid Mubarak everybody!