Beavers meet on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.
We usually meet at the hut but we do try and get out and about quite a lot too.
Who are Beavers?
Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:
Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to make their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.
Exploring the great outdoors
You’ll spend lots of time outside with your Colony. Together, you might build a den, or go on a trip and even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Beaver is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Trying new activities and learning new things
Going to Beavers is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing.
The most important skills you’ll learn at Beavers are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.
This is the highest award a Beaver can earn, and it's something you work on gradually throughout your whole time in the section. To get your hands on one, you’ll need complete all of the Challenge Awards, as well as any four Activity Badges of your choice (including Staged Activity Badges).
Challenge Awards are all about stepping outside your comfort zone. Try out something you wouldn't normally be interested in. Take the lead on something that scares you. Along the way, you'll unlock hidden talents and stand tall.
When you make your promise, you'll be given your Membership Award. It features a picture of the fleur de lis - an international symbol, worn by Scouts all over the world.
Joining In Awards celebrate every year you spend with us. If you're an eager Beaver, you can collect up to two during your time in the section.
Between the ages of 7½ and 8½, it's usually time for Beavers to become Cubs. Complete this award to get to know your new leaders, make new friends and get a taste of what Cubs is really like before the big move.
There are also a great many activity badges to earn at Beavers. Many of them are done on Beaver meetings nights to make sure as many of you as possible can get the badge!