Beavers (6 – 8yrs)
Who are Beavers ?
Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who want to make friends, have fun, go on adventures and want to help others. Every week, the beavers come together for a meeting which are called Beaver Colonies. Playing games and doing activities that they have never done before.
It is also the starting point of their scouting life as our youngest section. Our youngest members of the worldwide scouting family.
Within our district we have over 15 colonies with so many beavers.
What do Beavers get up to ?
Beavers get up to so much in their colonies and on their own. Picking up a lot new skills. Growing and learning in small but might ways.
The Great Outdoors
We always like to be outside as much as possible. It is even in our name as ‘Beaver Scouts’. In the colonies they may go out to build dens, on go on a day trip, camps, and lots of other adventurous activities outside.
New Activities and New Skills
Going to beavers is such a great experience as its opens a completely different way of learning. Beavers learn the world by being in it, exploring and playing. Not from a classroom.
We look to build the confience of our beavers to make them the best they can be. Making them feel strong and being able to stand ont their own 2 feet. Also know as character skills.
Beavers work together creating a team. And we also like to be apart of our community so beavers will get involved to help the community. Maybe a litter pick, helping people, parades and other acitivity and help also.
When in the colony beavers have a chance to earn badges. The colonies and a group work towards badges but beavers can also earn badges on their own. There is such a large range of badges for beavers to achieve. There are activity badges, stage badges, challenge badges and even the top award for beavers which is the Cheif Scout Bronze.
Promises and ceremonies
Being a beaver, you have lots of adventurous activities, but as a beaver you also learn what you stand for. Being a beaver means you are apart of the scouting family which speads all across the world. Beavers make their promise which all beavers try to follow everyday. Making the promise is a big celebration within the colony. When new beavers join, they go through promise with their leaders before saying it and even through it with the rest of the colony.