How old are Beavers?

Beaver Scouts are boys and girls aged between six to eight and a half years old.

They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family.

Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.

What do they do? They have fun! . . . They also

  • play games
  • gain badges
  • go on outings and visits
  • go camping and learn about the outdoors
  • look after themselves
  • look after their surroundings
  • help others
  • create things
  • become Cubs

What do they wear?

Long sleeved, turquoise sweatshirt and Group scarf.

The Beaver Scout Promise is:

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

The Beaver Scout Motto is:

Fun and Friends


Be Prepared

Beavers Programme

The philosophy underpinning the programme is that every Beaver Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time. The emphasis has shifted from a badge and award driven culture to one that ensures that all young people experience a quality programme covering a wide range of subjects. To help, the Balanced Programme is divided into a number of Programme Zones, methods and underlying ways of working.

Programme Zones

Programme Zones split the whole programme into manageable areas. Each Zone represents a different development area in a young person’s life. There are six Programme Zones in Beaver Scouting. They are:

  • Beliefs and Attitudes
  • Community
  • Fitness
  • Creative
  • Global
  • Outdoor and Adventure

The twelve methods These Zones are delivered using 12 methods, which give the programme variety and range. Sometimes one method will be more suitable than another. On occasions you may use a number of methods within the same activity. So you should give your Beaver Scouts opportunities to:

  • Help others
  • Play games
  • Explore their world
  • Undertake prayer and worship
  • Listen to stories
  • Follow themes
  • Go on visits
  • Make things
  • Meet new people
  • Act, sing and make music
  • Chat
  • Go outdoors

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line are those things that anyone walking into your Colony meeting would see happening. You should give your Beaver Scouts opportunities to:

  • Have fun
  • Make friends
  • Try new things
  • Keep the Promise
  • Make progress
  • Share in groups