What is it all about?

Beavers are our youngest members. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; from outdoor activities to crafts, exploring the local community and experiencing the excitement of a Sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Young people can join Beaver Scouts between 6 and 8 years old.


Beaver Scouts get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers.  We believe in learning through doing in an inclusive atmosphere, we, therefore, focus on participation, rather than meeting set standards.


There are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. From Animal carer to Space our activity badges get them, exploring the world around them, taking responsibility and learning new skills.  Whatever their interest there is sure to be a badge to capture their imagination.

Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found here.


Activity badges


Challenge Badges


Staged Badges


The Beaver Section is run by our amazing volunteers offering the fun and adventure of Scouting in a safe and friendly environment. Most Beaver colonies meet for between 1 and 2 hours once per week.

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Ready to get involved or just want to know a little bit more? Then get in touch with your local group.