Beaver Scouts are the youngest Section of the scouting family and are aged between six and eight years old. Children can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Beavers have indoor sleepovers throughout the year and get to visit the older sections at Group Camps for day trips. There is sometimes an opportunity for them to camp for a night or a weekend if they are accompanied by one of their parents or carers. This is an exciting experience for them and gives them a taste of the camping activities that feature quite strongly in the programmes for cubs and scouts.
Beavers make their promise when they are invested into the Beaver Colony. Once the promise has been made the Beaver Leader will present the new colony member with a necker, a woggle and joining badges.
The Beaver Scout Promise is (although there are variations for other religious beliefs or YP with no defined faith):
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God
The Beaver Scout Motto is:
Uniform can be purchased from the National Schoolwear Centre located at 99-101 Stafford Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 1LS (opposite the old Go Outdoors) Tel: 01782 272991 or online from ScoutShop
Beaver Leader : Deana Welsh
Sectional Assistant: Jade Carless
Please click here for membership details