Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family.


Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.
Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to you and your team, and the weekly programme you provide.

Beavers are aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

Many Groups have waiting Lists and its worth getting your name down on this list sooner rather than later. Ever Considered Volunteering, this may help your chances of getting a space.

You can register your child to the waiting list or you can check to see if your child is already registered on our waiting list checker.

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. Lodges are nominally denoted by the colour of the woggle

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.

Everyone in scouting loves a badge, and Beavers are the start of that badge-earning & collecting journey.

Image adapted from 6th Torbay Britannia Sea Scouts

More information on the badges available to Beavers can be found here.

There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.

The Beaver Scout Promise poster is available to order from the Print Centre, or can be downloaded here.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

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

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love my Dharma.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love our world.

For Muslims

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love Allah.

There is no formal Beaver Scout Law.
The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver
Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.

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