Introduction to Beavers


‘The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn’t even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn’t matter too much about the weather.’

Beavers are our youngest members and generally meet for an hour per week. 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 Sleepovers and camps with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts relate to young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.

During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers and camps. Participation is important rather than meeting set standards.  We offer a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain in recognition of their achievements.

Once our Beavers are 8 years old they move onto our Cubs Section