Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.


Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. 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.

Beavers is the perfect introduction to Scouting, and a great way for young people to start socialising and going out and doing new things. 

What Beavers do

Our Beavers Scouts play an active role in the group and regularly attend group and district events that allow them to get a feel for what is ahead in Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts whilst enjoying themselves along the way. 

Much like the other sections, Beavers are able to take part in both group and district activities, games and residential experiences in order to achieve challenge and activity badges. Ultimately the goal is for a Beaver to complete his/her chief Scout’s Bronze Award before moving on to the Cubs section.

Our Beavers are encouraged to go away to sleepovers with the colony, where they are able to take part in a wide variety of exciting activities along with the other members of the section. For lots of Beavers these tend to be their first opportunities to spend a night away from home and can be their first steps towards becoming independent individuals as they start to grow up. More than anything however, they get to go outdoors and have a great time!