When?

This is a single night sleepover from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd February. We will meet at the hall on Saturday at 11am and finishing on Sunday at 12noon. Please remember all Beavers must travel to and from the Camp in Full Uniform. 

Who can go?

All Beavers from Tuesday and Thursday night Colonies.

What will I get to do?

Our program is based around the stars, moon and planets and will involve a visit to the Loch Doon Dark Skies Observatory at night. Hopefully a clear night so we will be able to see the stars through their large telescopes.

  • Arrive at the hall at 11am
  • Learn all about the stars, the moon and planets
  • Create paper mache of some planets and stars
  • Hot Lunch at approx 1pm
  • Complete morning activities
  • Around 4pm, get ready to leave for our visit to the Dark Skies Observatory.
  • We will spend around 2-3 hours at the observatory where the new beavers will be invested in to the beaver colony.
  • We will then head back to the hall for a DVD, if we have time and then Bed!!
  • Before pick-up at 12noon, breakfast and, if weather permitting, a little hike around Troon.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the weekend will be £15 and beavers will be required to bring a packed lunch for dinner at the observatory. We will provide a hot lunch.

Want to be part of this adventure?

Please complete the Group Payments Form, print the form off and return along with the full Camp fee to the appropriate Section Leader on or before 13th February. Cheques should be made payable to 28th Beavers.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have submitted a correctly completed Medical Form before your child can attend.

What to Bring?

Please see the kit requirements for this camp.  Also ensure Beavers have a warm jacket, hat and gloves as the observatory is mostly outside. An extra top for under their uniform would also be a good idea.

About the Dark Skies Observatory

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The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.  It is within the magical surroundings of Craigengillan, rated by Historic Scotland as one of the top four Designed Landscapes in the country, on a par with Culzean and Drumlanrig and ahead of even Balmoral.

The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory opened in October 2012. The Observatory is situated in the only Dark Sky Park in the UK, one of only 8 in the world. The night skies here are some of the best – countless stars, the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, shooting stars, planets, comets, and the Northern Lights are visible. The observatory is open to everyone.

More information can be found on the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory website.

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