Beaver Scouting is open to children in the three months leading up to their 6th birthday, until they are 8 years old when they go up to Cubs.

Beaver Scouts usually meet once a week as a “Colony”. The Colony is run by trained, voluntary leaders and helpers. Many of these are parents of Beaver Scouts. Beaver Scout activities are a combination of learning and having fun. Some Colonies attend sleepovers in suitable buildings which are a great way of developing new skills, enhancing friendships and building confidence.

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.

For further information contact:
Leigh Dowling |

How old are Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts are aged between 6 – 8 yrs.

What do they do?

They 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 Promise

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

Beaver Scout Motto

Be Prepared

logo_beavers_004The Beaver Scout programme and activities are based on four activity areas, these are:

Beaver Scouts Learn about themselves

Exploring their feelings and developing good habits of health and personal safety.

Beaver Scouts get to know people

Finding out about people in their family, the family of Scouting, and the local community and wider world.

Beaver Scouts explore

Discovering the exciting world of science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man-made world.

Beaver Scouts care

Growing in their love of god and responding to the needs of others, the local community and the wider world.

What do they wear?

Beaver Scouts wear a full uniform. Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Beaver Scout. For instance, people can tell what Colony you belong to by looking at the colour of your scarf. The uniform consists of:

  • Turquoise Blue long sleeved sweatshirt or Group T-shirt
  • Group Scarf

Most colonies will have other items of uniform. The exact details differ from colony to colony.

How do I join?

Perhaps you know a friend who is a Beaver Scout…ask them if you can come along to a Colony meeting and see what all the fuss is about. Take a look at the groups page to find the nearest Beaver Colony to where you live. You can complete a join form or contact the DC (District Commissioner) who will give you any details you may wish to know.

Most groups will be glad to let you stay for a night or two to see what it is like. You will need to bring your parent/guardian along so that a few forms can be filled in. If you enjoy Scouting (and many people do!) you can find out how to become a full member from the leaders at your chosen group.

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