Beaver Scouts are the youngest members of the Scout Movement. Boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old are eligible to join and meet together each week at a Beaver Colony meeting.
Beaver Scouting is all about having fun, making friends and learning new skills. Young people start to gain some independence whilst enjoying all that Scouting has to offer; to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement and fun of a Beaver Scout Sleepover or camp with their friends. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Beaver Scouts love collecting badges and as part of a balanced programme that is followed in this Section, they can earn Challenge Awards and Activity Badges, but the most important parts, are joining in and trying their best. If a Beaver Scout earns all 6 Challenge Badges whilst in this section he/she will achieve the highest award in Beaver Scouting –the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award.
Around the time of their 8th birthday, Beavers 'swim up' to Cubs to continue on their path through Scouting.
Beaver Scouts believe that fun, friendship and adventure are what matter most. If you enjoy being creative, playing games, going on visits and discovering the world around you then you’ll love what we do!