Parents Guide to Beavers
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting Family.
Their Activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.
Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things their Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for the them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to you and your team, and the weekly programme you provide.
Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.
Their activities vary from using their creative skills to make things, outdoor activities, and singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories and learning how to be safe.
However, the one activity we prioritise the most is making friends. When children join the Beavers, they may not know anyone, but it’s safe to say they’ll soon become one of us, no matter where they are from or who they are. That’s why we’re a family.
A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.
Beavers have a Promise and motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law can be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.