Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who try new things, have fun, go on adventures, and most importantly MAKE FRIENDS!
What do Beavers get up to?
Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to and having lots of fun along the way.
Being a Beaver is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.
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 to the seaside, or host a Beaver sleepover beneath the stars. 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 doorstep, 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 independence, integrity and initiative. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.
Beavers work as a team to help other people, in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Wednesday night, they always lend a hand.
Promises and ceremonies…
As well as enjoying plenty of adventures, being a Beaver is about exploring who you are and what you stand for. These are big ideas, and when you join the Colony, you’ll start thinking about them by making a promise in a ceremony called an investiture. This ceremony is a celebration of you joining our family, you will be given badges and your own scarf, and asked to make your promise. How you live by your promise is unique to you, but there are some things all Beavers agree on: treating everyone with kindness and doing their best.
- Wales Badge
- Group name tape
- Scotland/ Northern Ireland Badge
- District Badge
- County/ Area/ Region Badge
- Group badge (if not warn on scarf)
- Leadership stripe
- Union Flag
- Gallantry/ Meritorious Conduct awards
- Chief Scout’s Award
- Challenge Awards
- Wales Badge
- Occasional Badge
- Joining in Awards
- Membership Awards
- Activity Badges and Staged Activity Badges
- Group Badge (if worn on scarf)