Age: 6 – 8yrs
Sex: Boys and Girls
Highest Award: Chief Scouts Bronze award
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, having fun.
Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things the colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to the Beaver Leader and their team, and the weekly programme provided.
Beaver scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest section in the scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next section, cub scouts, between eight and eight years six months.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Colonies also organise sleep-overs. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.
If you would like to take part in the fun of Beaver Scouting, in Beddington, Belmont, Carshalton, Cheam, Sutton, Wallington or Worcester Park, either as a Beaver Scout or Helper, then please click here to find your nearest Group.