Beaver Scouts are boys and girls aged from 5 3/4 to 8 years old, and are the youngest Section in the Scouting family. The Colony may have up to 24 Beaver Scouts, and are normally split into smaller groups called Lodges.
Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. With some of the activities they can work on gaining badges that can be worn on their uniform. The Colony meets together usually once a week, term time only. Sometimes they meet up with other Colonies in the area, and sometimes join their own Cub Pack or Scout Troop for activities.
Beaver Scout Colonies enjoy taking part in nights away, which can often be the first time they spend a night away from home. They normally take place in suitable buildings or campsites and they get to have lots of fun and make new friends while there.
If a child is new to scouting one of the “biggest” steps they often face is taking part in the great Nights Away events offered. These are an important part of Scouting so are something we actively encourage.