Beaver Scouts are boys and girls, usually aged between six and eight years old. For the uniform, Beavers wear turquoise sweatshirts with a scarf and a woggle. Our group scarf colours are blue and yellow stripes.
A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges. We have four Lodges in our Colony, each with an adult to lead them. We meet on Mondays at the Coombes Primary School in the Infant Hall during school term time.
The leader team meets regularly to plan indoor and outdoor activities, visits and guest speakers so that the children experience a balanced and varied program. Making friends, playing games, meeting people, going on visits, singing camp songs, constructing models, cooking and helping others are important parts of our programme. We aim to build strong links with the school, the local community and other members of the Scout community while having fun and gaining our Challenge, Activity and Core Badges.
Examples of some of the activities that our Beaver Scouts get to try include sno-tubing, archery, pond dipping, junk modelling, dragon boat racing and hiking. Beaver Scouts learn how to build shelters, read maps, put up tents, tie knots and all others kinds of useful skills. We have visited army barracks, fire stations and local places of worship. We have met police officers, paramedics, guide dogs, search and rescue dogs and hedgehogs! Each year, our Beaver Scouts join in with local St George’s Day and Remembrance Sunday Parades.
Every Beaver Scout makes the following Promise when they join the Colony:
I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love God