This is the youngest section of the Scouting family, who enjoy fun and friendship as they start on their scouting adventure. Beaver Scouts are boys and girls aged between 6-8 years old, although if there is space a young person can join up to 3 months earlier.
Most Beaver Scout Colonies meet for 1-1½ hours, term time only, and are divided into small teams called Lodges.
They work towards badges, play games, do activities, crafts, learn new skills such as to work as part of a team and develop skills for life. They will also have the chance to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers – for many it may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them! They also go on hikes; visit new places; meet new people; help their local community and start to learn that good teamwork is sometimes harder than it seems.
Once old enough Beaver Scouts are able to move up to Cub Scouts
More information is available on the Scout Association website.