Age 6-8

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Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimate of over 54 million members. Since the recent introduction of Squirrels, Beavers is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1986 for younger who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly 40 years, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys. See Our Parents’ Guide To Beaver Scouts

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law will be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a maroon woggle or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team. 

From your very first day at Beavers to your last day at Explorers, being a Scout is all about trying new things and steadily growing strong.


Start with your membership badge and climb all the way up. You can work towards as many as you like, at your own pace. And by the time you move on to Cubs, you’ll have a whole host of achievements under your belt. 

The Chief Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Beaver can earn

Activity and Staged Badges

There are over There are lots of badges you can do, this page will take you to the full list., from there click on any badges to see how to earn it

Beaver Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘ The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Beaver Promise


Moving up to Cubs

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Beavers and embrace your next big adventure.

Find out about Cubs