Who and what are Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts is a young person’s first steps in Scouting. They are our youngest members and are aged between six and eight years old. During their time they will experience lots of activities and will work towards badges including the top award – the Chief Scout Bronze Award.

What is the best thing about Beavers?

Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for girls and boys in Beavers. As well as earning badges, many Beavers get to go on camps and sleepovers, often for the first time. Beavers enjoy:

  • Being creative
  • Playing games
  • Going on visits and investigating nature
  • Learning about themselves and others
  • Getting to know other people
  • Discovering the worlds of science, nature and technology
  • Exploring the natural and manmade world
  • Caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community

What is a Beaver Colony?

Beavers normally meet weekly for about one hour in a Colony. Colonies usually have a very short opening and closing ceremony. After a few weeks of attending colony meetings and learning a little about Beavers, a young person will be invited to be invested where they will receive their Group necker and badges relating to Scouting, County, District and Group. A Colony may be organised into smaller units called Lodges.

Activities with other Colonies

Mark and Sue are the Assistant District Commissioners for Beavers. They are responsible for ensuring that all young people in Beavers have fun and leave after 2 years with #SkillsForLife.

Sometimes Beavers get together with 2 or 3 other colonies or with all of the other Beavers in Lowry. This enables a wider range of activities and gives the opportunity for Beavers to meet new friends, work with Beavers whom they have not met before and grow in confidence.

District activities have included camps, sleepovers, climbing walls, visits and activity days. We also take part in events such as St George’s Day celebrations and Remembrance Sunday Parades with all the other sections in the Scouting family from around the District.

How can I join Beavers?

To register your interest in a place within Beavers, please click here.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls