Beaver Scouts are Girls and Boys usually aged between 6 and 8.5 years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between 8 and 8.5 years.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.
Beavers have fun!… They also
- play games
- meet new friends
- gain badges
- go on outings and visits
- go outside and learn about the outdoors
- create things
- meet new people
- listen to stories
- become Cubs
Beaver Scout activities are a combination of learning and having fun. They learn about themselves and how to look after themselves, they get to know people from their local community. They find out about life in other countries and explore through organised activities. They care by helping those around them.
The best way to find out what Scouts get up to is to find your nearest group and go and see for yourself!
Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a maroon woggle or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team.
They get their Group scarf and woggle when they are invested.
The Beaver Scout Promise
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto
Beavers – Chief Scout’s Bronze Award
Beavers need to complete all six Challenge Awards, plus any four Activity or Staged Activity Badges to earn their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. They will start to develop skills in teamwork and leadership, get the chance to try new adventurous activities and have nights away from home. This should be an exciting challenge for the young people to work towards throughout their time in the section.
Don’t worry if a young person hasn’t quite finished their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award before they move up to Cubs: they can finish it off in their first term as a Cub Scout.
Chief Scout awards are available for all the Scouting sections as they progress. Finally leading to the Queens Scout award which is presented at Windsor Castle.
Below is a link to our joining form but before clicking that link please consider if you can spare any time to join us as an adult helper