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. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months 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.

Some 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.  Following a change to the Beaver nights away rules, Beaver Scouts are now allowed to camp outdoors without a parent being present, in tents for 1 night away.

The majority of Beaver Scout Leaders, Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders and Helpers get their woodland animal Scouting names because Beaver Scouts is based on a book called ‘Friends of the Forest’.

We have Beaver Colonies at all of our Groups.

For details of your nearest Beaver Colony please contact