The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beavers are young boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; making new friends, playing games, being creative, exploring their local community, going on visits, helping others, enjoying lots of outdoor activities and let’s not forget experiencing the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.
Within the Beaver Colony, the Beavers are split into Lodges. Each Lodge has a specific name and encourages teamwork during activities and challenges. Each child will be assigned a Lodge when they start.
Tuesday 17:45 – 19:00
Beaver Scout Leader – Deanna O’Brien
Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders – Bill Stuart, Naomi Dodd, Vicki Boyns, Caroline Matthews
Beavers wear navy activity trousers, a turquoise polo shirt/group activity t-shirt and a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a Necker) and a coloured woggle which identifies their Lodge. The Group scarf and woggle are given to the Beaver at their investiture.
There is a great variety of badges that Beavers work towards during their time in the Colony. They are split into four main sections; Core Badges, Activity Badges, Challenge Badges and Staged Badges.
The variety in badges help us create a balanced programme that allows the Beavers to explore a wide range of challenges and new experiences as well as building on what they already know.
The highest award in Beavers is the Chief Scout Bronze Award. Beavers earn this award when they have completed all 6 Challenge Badges and have completed 4 of the Activity or Staged Badges.