Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. Young people can join Beaver Scouts from about their sixth birthday onwards. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, around their eighth birthday.

Beaver Scouting is about having fun, making friends, keeping the Promise, sharing, making progress. These values underpin all that is done in the Colony. Using a variety of methods, Beaver Scouts are guided to learn about themselves, get to know people, explore, care and be creative.

Leaders are encouraged to approach each of these areas in a variety of ways by including activities sometimes close to the Beaver Scouts’ own experiences, sometimes based in the local community and sometimes introducing them to issues in the wider world.

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 their Beaver Scout Colonies. Our group are lucky to have two, Chestnut and Sycamore, but they work closely together to get the best for both colonies.

Our Beaver Scout Colony also organise winter sleepovers and summer camps. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres and Scout campsites.

Beaver Uniform


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls