More About Beavers

Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per 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.

How old do you have to be to join?


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 although there is some flexibility in the age range. For further information, including information on further flexibility for young people with special needs, please refer to POR rules 3.7i and 3.11.




How are Beavers organised?


Beavers are formed into a colony.

A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points before, during or after the Colony meeting.




What do Beavers get up to?


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 challenge awards and badges available that Beaver Scouts can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements.




How do I join?


Please fill in the form on our Contact Us page and John or Alison will get back to you as soon as possible. Please be aware that there are sometimes waiting lists for our sections so we might not be able to get you a place immediately. Feel free to come and try it out for a few weeks. If you are the parent or carer of a young person who wishes to join, please consider volunteering in some form. Scouting is run by volunteers and most of these are parents. Please visit our Parents & Carers page for details.




How much does it cost?


Our subscription is currently £33 a term.

The fee covers the costs of maintaining the Scout Hut., insurances and most of our weekly activities. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately.

Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, you can speak to our Group Scout Leaders or your Section Leader in confidence.





The Beaver Promise

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful and to love God.

The Beaver Motto

Be Prepared

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