Beavers are our youngest members, girls and boys aged from 6 to 8, who love nothing more than getting outdoors, having fun, and going on sleepovers! We have two Beaver Scout Colonies that meet each week on Wednesday or Friday evenings during school term times and for special outings and events.
The team running Beaver Scouts is likely to comprise two uniformed Leaders together with at least one parent helper. Parent helpers attend on a rota basis, typically once each term, to help run the Colony. Please note that all parents of our Beavers are expected to give a firm commitment to be part of this rota. After a few weeks of going to Colony meetings, a new beaver scout will make a promise at a simple ‘Investiture’ ceremony, making them a member of the worldwide Scouting movement. You are welcome to attend the Investiture.
Beavers do lots of fun activities like making things, playing games, singing songs, learning about Scouting and making new friends. We also take part in District events and outings, usually held at weekends in Nottinghamshire. Beaver scouts have a number of joining-in and activity badges. Those who stay with the Colony and earn a series of challenge badges become eligible to receive the ‘Chief Scout Bronze Award’ – the highest award for beaver scouts.