Beaver Scouts (6-8)

Beavers are our youngest members, and 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.

Find a Beaver Colony near you

Structure

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.

Activities

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.

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