Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
How it all works
Beavers are aged between six and eight however although they can begin their adventure at five and three quarters, earlier entry is at the Beaver Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).
A group of Beaver Scouts is called a colony, each colony is the often split into a smaller number of Lodges.
When being invested into the colony the Beaver will make the Beaver Scout promise. However Scouting is open to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith, therefore there are different variations of the promise which can be taken to ensure that members feel able to keep to the promise they make.
The core promise for Beavers is:
I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful, and to love God.
For alternative variations of the promise please see our Promise page.