How old are Beavers?
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in the Scout Association. Members are usually aged between 6 and 8, though young people can join in the three months leading up to their 6th birthday. They usually move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, when they are about 8 (any time between the age of 7½ and 8½). Groups will have their own arrangements regarding starting and moving on ages, depending on numbers within the different sections and waiting lists.
What do Beavers do?
Beavers usually meet once a week for about an hour. A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony. There can be up to 24 young people in a single Colony. The Beavers may also be part of a smaller group within their Colony, known as a Lodge.
Beavers 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
Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise one night sleepovers and camps. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home alone and they take place in suitable (local) locations, often Scout centres.
Beavers take part in District outings and events, including sleepovers, parties and day trips.
What do Beavers wear?
Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with their Group scarf (often called a necker) and either a maroon woggle or one of another colour which shows which Lodge they are a part of. Optionally, they may wear a turquoise polo shirt under their sweatshirt and navy blue activity shorts or trousers. Official uniform clothing can be bought from local uniform suppliers and also online from the Scout Shop.