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    Lego Scout Arrowhead

    Hi all,

    Whilst looking for ideas to help me work out some sort of programme for my Beaver colony, I stumbled across THIS on POL.

    Has anyone tried this with their Beavers before and if so how did it go? I ask because the Lego Logo Plan doesn't look very clear to me so am unsure whether Beavers would be able to cope with it?

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    Have you ever tried getting purple lego! The thing we did with the beavers in our group was a lego race derby. We made a sloping track about 4 m long and got the beavers to build race cars to go down it. It really showed their creativity and imagination coming to the fore, and got quite competitive in the end.

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    Lego Scout Arrowhead

    Loads of Purple Lego around on eBay and Amazon, unfortunately can't get the right sizes so will have to come up with something else. Usually when we have Lego we just get them to make whatever they want to, but this time I want to give them something to work on a a colony or in groups. Any ideas would be great. Will keep the above suggestion in mind, thanks


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    The same basic idea would work with Hama beads.

    To my surprise, our troop really enjoyed making designs out of Hama beads a couple of years ago, and ironing the paper on without burning in order to take them home. One scout, who is now one of the beaver YLs, even took his home to complete the scout arrowhead he mas making. The other scouts were really impressed when he brought it in the following week to show everyone.
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    We have a big box of Lego at our HQ which we use for various activities. I have to say that making arrowheads does not sound very exciting. The instructions on POL are not very clear and the arrowheads need a bit of imagination to recognise them when made.
    I like the idea of the Lego derby. That's more like a fun activity. I do a similar thing using Meccano rather than Lego as it makes better cars. The races are always good fun.

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    An activity I've done is getting the Beavers to try and build lego models whilst wearing large gloves eg skiing or gardening gloves. This really gets them thinking and working together as it often takes 2 or more people to stick the bits together. However they can get a little frustrated if it gets too hard, so you could have each person wearing one glove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euskaltel View Post
    An activity I've done is getting the Beavers to try and build lego models whilst wearing large gloves eg skiing or gardening gloves. This really gets them thinking and working together as it often takes 2 or more people to stick the bits together. However they can get a little frustrated if it gets too hard, so you could have each person wearing one glove.
    Love this idea - mind if I "borrow" it?




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    You can also order the required bits from lego itself in any colour

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    I love the idea of creative games using lego pieces, especially if they involve team building, but my problem is how to get enough lego to keep 24 beavers busy.
    Do I raid funds or do I email parents?



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