Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. They are aged between 6 and 8 but can join from 5 3/4. Their 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.

Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to you and your team, and the weekly programme you provide.

There is plenty of badge work and activities to do in Beavers. It will keep you busy. You can view all the badges you can earn below.