Going on a Bear Hunt

11 April 2021

When Ripon and District Beavers opened their virtual Bear Hunt to all North Yorkshire Beavers, 150 youngsters signed up, including William, an Ingleton Beaver. The event started with a reading of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” followed by the Beavers being challenged to make a den to go on a socially distanced walk to take photos of the places in the story for their photographer badge.

Activities that followed included making binoculars and a map, a scavenger hunt to find soft toys, making a salt dough bear, a ‘Bear’ quiz and campfire songs, with a bedtime story, “Peace at Last”.


Having slept in their den overnight, the following morning the Beavers decorated their salt dough bears and then used a recipe to make delicious bear paw print cookies. William loved taking part, sleeping in his den and making (and eating, of course) the cookies.

What a fantastic event for our youngest Scouts!