Beavers (6 to 8 years)

Meeting times

Thursday 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Click here to register your child to join our Beaver Colony.

Everything you need to know about Beaver Scouts

“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.”

What are Beaver Scouts?

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group, they generally meet up for an hour per week. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is some flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.

Activities and Achievements

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. There are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. Find out more about badges and awards.

The Beaver Scout Promise, Law and Motto

There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs, attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting. It is a way to introduce the Scouting values in all Sections. Find out more about the Promise in Scouting.

The Beaver Scout Law: There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities. The Beaver Scout Motto: Be prepared

Beaver Scout Uniform and Flag

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. Beaver Leaders will explain how and where to obtain uniform when your child is invested in the Colony. The Beaver Scout Flag is light blue, bearing the Scout symbol and the Scout Motto.