1st North Leigh Scouts

Beavers – Burns Night 2024!

Thanks to Ant, Eagle and Bagheera for running our version of a Burns Night.

To start, the beavers heard some poetry written by ‘Rabbi Burns’, then the Haggis was presented by Jackal.

After the presentation, Ant read the Address to the Haggis.

Next, the beavers got to try some haggis, neeps and tatties. 

Most of the beavers tried a bit of haggis and some of them liked it. After we told them what was in it, not so many of them liked it! Lastly, we let the beavers try some Macallan 18 Year Old Double Cask Whisky, which they really enjoyed – only joking!

After this, the beavers watched a video about the Wild Haggis.

You can watch the video here: 

We then set about learning the traditional dance, The Flying Scotsman.

All of the beavers threw themselves into learning the dance, so that we could perform it for those parents who were able to come along and watch it at the end of the session.


Practice 1

Practice 2

Dance for Parents

Thanks to Bagheera, who kindly made some cuddly haggis (as seen at the top of this post) that were awarded to the four best dancers. 

Well done to all the beavers for trying the food and for doing a great job with the Scottish dancing. As always, we are really proud of you all!