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Beavers are 6 – 8 years old.

Beavers enjoy a fun and varied programme, which was completely updated last year. This update makes it more relevant to today’s young people, while keeping it exciting and full of traditional Beaver activities.

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.

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 enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings.

Beavers Scouts can join from their sixth birthday. Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends if a space is available).

Beavers work towards their Chief Scout bronze award, developing new and old skills and working on teamwork activities.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law are presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

Beaver Promise

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love god

Beaver Moto

Be prepared