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Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 6, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.

Structure

A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting.

Activities

During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

The Beaver Section Meets everyThursday night from 6.00PM Till 7.00PM.  This is subject to change so please see Programme or contact us through our contact page.

DateTitleDetails
30/08/2018Welcome back/games nightgo over where the toilets are, fire exits, fire extinguishers, assembly point, kitchen, Beaver rules, then play games Notes to parent about meeting at Cooper park
06/09/2018Cooper parkparents drop off at Library, pick up from the park Beavers to draw a map as they walk round, collect sticks and make a sign like an arrow for others to follow
13/09/2018Green cross codeAsk lollipop lady to come in and give a talk on crossing the road safely make our own lollipop stick, or stop/ go sign
20/09/2018Building nightAsk the kids to build a rocket or some kind of future flying machine, for builder badge
27/09/2018CANCELLEDInvestiture of new Beavers, tie a shoelace, reef knot with edible laces, judy to do other knots Notes about homework to find out about a space mission
04/10/2018Campfire/ InvestitureCampfire, sing songs, Investiture, if time tie knots with strawberry laces
11/10/2018Decoder/ last nightUsing a cipher wheel, decode the names of the planets, stick them on a black card in order, do same for name, if time outside to see stars Beavers to send a message to me