Beavers – 6-8 yrs
Beaver Scouts are the youngest members of the Scouting family and became part of the Scout Association in 1986. Beaver Scouts are aged between six and eights years old and young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.
They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.
With distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Beaver Scout Colonies also organise sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home and they provide an excellent opportunity for young people to try out activities that are not possible at the regular Colony Meeting.
While a young person is in Beavers they will have fun, make friends and get to do exciting activities that they wouldn’t get to do anywhere else. But this is just the start! Beavers is the first step in Scouting for future development as individuals and Scouts. It will seem that they have only just started before it will be time to ‘swim up’ to Cubs!