beaverlogo_3col.jpg Beaver Scouts (6-8 year olds)

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 eight and eight years six months.

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

Most Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.