Beavers

This is the “newest” section on the Scout movement (introduced in 1982) and provides a basis for fun and friendship for 6 to 8 year olds. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout camp with their friends. Beavers meet as Colonies sub-divided into Lodges.

There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and generally move to Cubs once they turn 8.

We have 3 Beaver Colonies:

Skylarks: Mondays (5:30-6:30pm)

Swifts: Thursdays (5:30-6:30pm)

Swallows: Fridays (5:30-6:30pm)

Activities

During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities at the HQ as well as out and about in the local area. They will also have an introduction to camping. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

The Beaver Scout Promise

There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared

Uniform

Blue Beaver sweatshirt and group t-shirt (green).

We recommend that they wear long trousers (jeans or combat trousers) and trainers. Initially they should wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt as appropriate to the weather, but after investiture should wear the uniform top and scarf.

Communications

We operate a closed Facebook group for Beavers