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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.

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters. A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges. Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law are presented to Beavers through games and storytelling etc.

The Beaver Scout Uniform

The Beaver Scout Promise

All members are asked to make a commitment to Scouting with a Promise.

The Scout Association is an inclusive and values based Movement which supports its Members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way. The Scout Association is an open Association and does not identify with one faith exclusively.

Membership is open to all those individuals who share our fundamental values, and are willing to make a commitment to them, expressed by the Promise and Law.

There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes of individuals within Scouts. We believe that this approach is inclusive. Celebrating and understanding difference, including difference in faiths and beliefs, is an important aspect of the educational and developmental side of Scouting.

If you would like to see the Promise options please click HERE.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared

Flag

The Beaver Scout flag is light blue, bearing the Scout symbol and the Scout Motto.

Activity badges

There is a wide range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver Scout Section.

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beaver Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

 

Staged Badges

The staged badges have been designed to provide a unified approach throughout the sections. There are 15 activity badges staged across the sections.

This means that a young person can gain whichever badge is appropriate to the level they have reached. It is possible, for example, for a Beaver Scout who is an excellent swimmer to gain a higher level badge than a Scout who has just taken up the activity.

A young person should always wear only the highest of each staged badge type that they have gained on the uniform.

Challenge badges

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

The Chief Scout’s Bronze Award is the highest award a Beaver Scout can achieve. In order to attain their Chief Scout Bronze Award, a Beaver Scout must have completed six Challenge Awards by the time they join Cub Scouts.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Colony, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

Please sew your beaver scout’s badges onto their beaver sweatshirt when your son/daughter is awarded them. At the top of the page is a diagram showing where they should go.

If you would like the opportunity to do something you’d never thought of doing, whilst having lots of fun and giving back to the community at the same time, please get in touch – we can always do with more leaders!