Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month, and is part of the Golden Week. This is a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all children and to express gratitude toward mothers.
On this day, families raise carp-shaped koinobori flags, with one carp for the father, one for the mother, and one carp for each child.
Beavers held an exciting session away from the Scout Hut with their trip to Pets at Home.
Whilst there the Beavers leant all about various small pets and how to care for them.
They experienced “feeding time” and were able to hold some of the animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, bearded dragons and snakes!
Each year, at the start of the summer holidays, we run a week-long camp. This year we enjoyed a glorious week at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre in the New Forest.
Highlights of the week included Pony Trekking, Mountain Biking, Archery, Zip Wire, and days out at Beaulieu Motor Museum, the New Forest Show, and Boscombe beach in Bournemouth.
After a slightly early start on Sunday morning, a traffic jam, and all the kids screaming for the leaders to stop singing along to the radio, we managed to arrive in one piece at Sundown Adventure Land.
As 8 excitable Beavers and 4 Leaders (we were just as excited, but shh) piled off of the minibus armed with sun cream, bottles of water and our trusty mascot, our adventure was just about to begin.
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