Beaver Scouts, often shortened to Beavers, are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. Beavers belong to the youngest section in the scouting family.
Beavers usually meet together for about an hour a week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others.
The Beaver Scout uniform is a turquoise sweatshirt and group scarf (neckerchief) with navy blue activity trousers.
The beaver motto is 'Fun and Friends’ and this is very much the focus throughout the weekly meetings. beaver scouts enjoy making friends, gaining badges, playing games, going on local visits and helping others.
Awards and Badges
Beaver Scouts can gain a number of awards and badges, though not as many as in higher sections (age groups), of the movement. The Membership Award is given to beavers after they have made their promise and been invested into the movement, whilst the Moving-On Award is given once a young person has completed their time in beavers and moved into cubs.