The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people (boys and girls) aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.
Our Beaver Colony is organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges are used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting.
During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements and involvement.
As a Catholic Scout Group your Beaver would normally make the following promise:
However there are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting, so you may prefer one of the alternatives if your child if your family is not from the christian tradition. Please speak to one of the Beaver Leader team for more information.
There is no formal Beaver Scout Law.
Beaver Scouts may wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle which identifies their Lodge.