The Around the Pond kit for Beaver Scouts

The activities in the kit are designed to encourage Beaver Scouts to explore the natural world around them. They use their five senses to discover how animals see the world, they find out where animals live and how they adapt to survive and they work together to build their own shelter. These great adventures are designed to help the Beaver Scouts discover more about the world they live in.  The kit is currently available in: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Around the Pond — A Beaver Tale

The members of Porcupine Lodge are excited to go on a Habitat Hike today to explore Around the Pond. Before getting started, it’s important to make sure they have everything they need to stay safe on this adventure.

Follow along with this story to come up with your own great STEM adventure to explore the world around you.

Around the Pond Trail Cards for Beaver Scouts

Around the Pond — A Beaver Tale
To start exploring how you can observe the world around you, why not try:

Imagine you are a wild animal hiding in the forest in a game of Camouflage.

Want to know more about echolocation? Try the Echolocation challenge with a friend.

What information can you collect using only your sense of touch? Help your friends find out What’s in the bag?

Or, get to know a nearby tree while wearing a blindfold, and then try to Find Your Tree again later.

Do you have a sharp nose or a keen tongue? Test your senses of Taste and Smell and discover how they are connected!

You would be surprised what you can find in a small area. Take your own Tiny Habitat Survey in an outdoor space near your meeting area.

After exploring your senses and different animal habitats and shelters, put what you have learned into action with one of these adventures:


What do you know now that you did not know before?

What elements of STEM were in this adventure? Science? Technology? Engineering? Mathematics?

What did you like about this adventure? What did you not like?

How would you do this adventure differently?