6:15pm – 7:30pm
Kirsty (Beaver Leader)
Jonnie (Beaver Leader)
Welcome to the Adventure!
Introduction to Beavers
Beavers are our youngest members. 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 Sleepover with their friends.
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are 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. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.
After a few weeks of attending Beaver Scouts, your child will be ‘invested’. This is when they promise to do their best and help others.
Scouting opens the eyes of young people to a world of extraordinary possibilities. Scouting is more than just having fun: Beavers learn skills that are essential to their personal development and reaching their full potential.
A Beaver Colony is organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges are used in numerous ways to encourage competition, create new friendship groups and develop a sense of belonging.
Earn badges, get active, rise to the challenge, and have fun! Our Beavers get the chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beavera can gain to recognise their achievements.
You can expect your child to get involved with
- water activities
- nature walks
- and many, many more…
The Beaver Scout Promise
An important part of being a Beaver is to make a promise to help Beavers understand and remember the values of scouting. Each young member and adult makes a promise as part of being invested into scouting. There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.
The Beaver Scout Motto
Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle. The uniform is available directly from our group at a subsidised rate, thanks to support from local organisations keen on ensuring every young person has the chance to develop and try new adventures.
The uniform gives a sense of unity and offers every young person to show off their achievements through badges. Badges go in set positions, click the image below to enlarge it.
We are happy to say that thanks to local support and funding in our area, we are able to offer Beavers at a subsidised rate of £8 a month, or £6 a month for each additional sibling. This rate is only available to those living in our local area. Payments can be made by PayPal, credit or debit card, and cash. Please click on ‘Subs’ above to set up payments.
We don’t want money to ever be an issue to the engagement of young people, therefore if you have any concerns but would still like to get involved with scouting then please speak to one of our leaders.
Skills For Life
As well as developing a range of practical skills, your child will have the chance to develop skills such as:
- problem solving
- and responsibility