Beaver Scouts (6-8)
Beavers meet for about an hour a week. 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.
Young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½. It may sometimes be appropriate to this for young people with additional needs.
Beaversmay be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. They provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather during a meeting and give young children an introduction to Leadership.
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. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found here.