Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:
- Master new skills and try new things
- Have fun and go on adventures
- Make friends
- Are curious about the world around them
- Help others and make a difference, on their own doorstops and beyond
They gather in groups called Beaver Colonies, where they try new activities and learn new things. We believe our Beavers are small and mighty, taking on big challenges in little parts.
Each Colony consists of multiple Lodges; a Lodge is a smaller group of Beavers, usually headed up by a Lodge Leader, who makes sure their fellow Lodge members feel welcomed and always have someone to turn to.
Unlike school, many of our activities and events will be outdoors, in the fresh air. We might not set off up Mount Everest just yet, but we will find plenty of spaces for you to try your hand at climbing, hiking, water sports, den building and more! Working together with your friends, you’ll likely take part in fundraising activities, supporting the group and other deserving charities.
Many of our Beavers have continued onto Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, building upon the skills they first learned in Beavers and achieving ‘Master’ status. In some cases, they keep coming back, as Young Leaders or Adult Leaders and supporters. The world is your Oyster!
We want our Young Members to enjoy Beavers, so there’s no expectation of you making your promise on day 1, but this is an important milestone in your Scouting journey. We welcome prospective members to visit our meetings for a few weeks until they’re sure that being a Beaver is definitely for them. Once you’re convinced, you’ll make your promise at your investiture and your parents/guardians will take a photo sure to resurface on your 18th birthday!
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